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Media Releases

Congratulations Suzan Cox QC

Suzan Cox QC awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2019 Queens Birthday Honours list.

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Keeping couples out of court

Federal funds for new mediation service to help separating couples split assets: a response to the Women’s Economic Security Package

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Log-on instead of lawyering up

The Commonwealth government has committed funds to the development of a ground-breaking digital project that would allow Australians to resolve family law legal disputes online.

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Major Resources

NLA Charter

Our purpose is to lead and encourage a national system of legal aid which allows economically disadvantaged people to obtain access to justice and to provide a forum for engagement at a national level.

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National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services

This Agreement will facilitate access to justice for disadvantaged people in Australia through the delivery of legal assistance services.

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National Initiatives

Simple, smart separation

A ground-breaking new service has been launched to help separating couples resolve their disagreements online. During its launch phase, this service is offered free of charge (until 1 January 2021).

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Disability Royal Commission Legal Service

A free national legal service that provides information and advice to members of the public who want to participate in the Disability Royal Commission.

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Family Violence Law Help

Family Violence Law Help is a national website for people wanting to understand domestic and family violence, the law and where to get help.

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Family Advocacy and Support Service

The Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS) was established in 2017. It is an integrated duty lawyer and social worker service for those affected by family violence.

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