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Media Releases

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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How new funding helps victims, helps kids, helps courts

New Commonwealth funding will help to address alarming levels of domestic violence in family law parenting disputes.

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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

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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Independent Children’s Lawyer Resources

Access the latest ICL Guidelines and the National ICL website. This is an invaluable resource for ICLs across the country, supporting them in their work with children in vulnerable circumstances.

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What’s the Law?
The Law for New Arrivals

What’s the law? Is a flexible education resource for newly arrived migrants who are developing English language skills. It includes a DVD with 10 photo stories and information for teachers.

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