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We provide free legal advice for women in Western Australia.

Our Staff

Dr Jennie Gray (Chief Executive Officer) 

Dr Jennie Gray has been the Chief Executive Officer since 2021. Jennie’s professional career in the community sector has spanned practice, management, research and policy roles, in a variety of settings. This includes many years designing and delivering services in regional and remote Western Australia and being employed as the Deputy CEO, at the WA Council of Social Service.

Jennie’s commitment to working alongside others to ensure a more just, fair and sustainable society has been unwavering across these roles. She shares WLSWA’s passion for women’s education and empowerment within the legal system and beyond. Jennie understands the devastating impact of poverty on women, and that redressing gender inequality is at the heart of making things better for women.

Stephanie Monck (Principal Legal Officer) 

Stephanie Monck commenced as the WLSWAs Principal Legal Officer in May 2021. She is a Kungarakan/Warramungu woman and a recognised Traditional Owner of the Finniss River and Little Wagait Land Trust in the Northern Territory. She has many relevant experiences and knowledges, including in government and non-government agencies, tertiary institutions and across different areas of law. In addition to overseeing the legal practice at WLSWA, Stephanie is committed to ensuring that the legal assistance we provide is accessible to Aboriginal women and that they experience our service as culturally secure.

Service team 

WLSWA has a diverse and dedicated team, delivering integrated socio-legal assistance to women around Western Australia. Staff have expertise across a range of different legal areas and are committed to providing the best service possible. At WLSWA, we match the knowledge and skills of each team member with the legal needs of each client. Further to this, employees have established partnerships with a range of other services, which means we can optimise support to the women we work with.

Our staff is comprised of a team of lawyers, paralegal and client support, a financial counsellor, customer service officers, project staff, social work and law students, and volunteers.

 

 

The latest news & insights

Media Release: Albanese Government funds Working Women’s Centres across the country

4 July 2024 News

The Albanese Government funds Working Women’s Centres across the country. Working Women’s Centres (WWC) have been funded in every state and territory to assist women who are experiencing sexual harassment, discrimination and other workplace issues. The Albanese Government has funded established centres (South Australia, Queensland and Northern Territory) and women’s legal centres, community legal centres, unions and workers’ compensation services …

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New report reveals how Australia’s child support system facilitates economic abuse of women

13 May 2024 News

Media release / Sunday 5 May 2024 National peak body Women’s Legal Services Australia released their research report into the non-payment of child support as a form of economic abuse of Australian women. The non-payment of child support is a deeply gendered issue and remains an unrecognised form of economic abuse by many Australian Government agencies and financial institutions. The …

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