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Media Releases

National Legal Aid calls for commitment to raise the age to 14

NLA said the recent commitment by Attorneys-General to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12 was a positive step, but that it should be raised to 14 years.

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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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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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Latest News

New appointment to provide strategic leadership at National Legal Aid

Louise Glanville, Chair of National Legal Aid (NLA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine McKernan to the newly created position of Executive Director, NLA.

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National Initiatives

Defence & Veterans Legal Service

A free national service that provides independent information and legal advice to support Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans to share their experiences with the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.

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Helping you to separate smarter

A ground-breaking new service to help separating couples resolve their disagreements online. amica is a simple, affordable and quick way for couples to agree on parenting, property and money issues when they separate.

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Your Story Disability Legal Support

Your Story Disability Legal Support is 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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