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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Law and Policy Reform

We have a strong commitment to advocating for systemic and social change. We do this by supporting international conventions and participating in national and state law and policy reform with the aim of increasing women’s access to justice and advocating for the rights of women.

By engaging in reviews we make sure women’s voices are heard. Our advocacy work can include:

  • participating in inquiries;
  • providing submissions to Government in relation to proposed law and policy changes;
  • writing letters to and meeting with politicians;
  • providing advice to Government advocating for women and their children; and
  • supporting and assisting organisations that advocate for women, such as Women’s Legal Services Australia and the Women’s Council for Domestic & Family Violence Services (WA).

The latest news & insights

The 32nd Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March

29 November 2022 News

Today the WLSWA team joined the 32nd Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March and Rally, the longest running FDV march in Australia. We were proud to partner with Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing to organise this event. Powerful speeches from Dr Ann O’Neill and Alison Gibson were courageous reminders of the lived realities of women and children who are killed by …

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Tania Cecconi Chair of WLSWA Board

21 November 2022 News

Women’s Legal Service is excited to announce the appointment of Tania Cecconi as Chair of the WSLWA Board. Tania brings a wealth of experience, insights and ideas to this role. She has worked across the public and not for profit sectors, specialising in education, training and employment. She is motivated by improving the workforce participation of vulnerable groups in society, …

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