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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Advocacy

Women’s Legal Service WA is committed to addressing the systemic issues that lead to gender inequality in our community. Our goal is to improve access to justice and just outcomes for women.  We play an active role in advocating for law reform and policy changes to increase protection and safety for our clients and their children.

We are always looking for like-minded volunteers to assist us with this work and increase our capacity to participate in law reform change.

Our policy and law reform advocacy includes making submissions to State and Federal legal inquiries, participation in forums and roundtables to influence policy and attitudes towards legal issues affecting women, as well as ongoing advocacy with State and Federal governments through our contribution to, and support of, networks such as Domestic Violence Legal Workers Network of WA, Women’s Legal Services Australia, Community Legal Centre Association of WA.  We also currently host the role of National Policy Coordinator for Women’s Legal Services Australia and play a leadership role in Commonwealth policy and law reform in family law and family violence.

 Support our submissions

To assist you in identifying opportunities for collaborative and joint advocacy, please refer to our previous submissions available on this website.

If you are interested in endorsing or supporting our advocacy on a specific project, please contact our Principal Legal Officer to discuss this further.

 

 

The latest news & insights

End of Year Office Closure

17 December 2018 News

Please note that Women’s Legal Service WA will be closed from 1pm Friday 21 December 2018 and will reopen at 9am Wednesday 2 January 2019 If you need assistance during this time, you can contact: Legal Aid WA Infoline – on 1300 650 579 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm) Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline (including for referral to a women’s …

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2017-2018 Annual Report

28 November 2018 News

At its annual general meeting on Thursday 15 November, WLCWA launched is annual report for the 2017-2018 year.  This report showcases the outstanding work carried out during the preceding year by the dedicated staff and volunteers of WLCWA. WLCWA Annual Report 2017-18

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