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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specific Services

 

 Australian Human Rights Commission: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

 This website provides information about the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner within the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner advocates for the recognition of the rights of Indigenous Australians and seeks to promote respect and understanding of these rights among the broader Australian community.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services

This is a national directory of legal services that provide legal aid in a culturally appropriate way for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community

 

New South Wales

Aboriginal Legal Service for NSW/ACT

The Aboriginal Legal Service provides free and means-tested legal services to Aboriginal men, women and children in NSW and ACT.

Warringa Baiya Aboriginal Women's Legal Centre

This website provides the contact information for Warringa Baiya. Warringa Baiya is a legal centre that specializes in issues relating to violence, domestic abuse, and sexual assault for Aboriginal women and children.

 

 Victoria

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

This service provides legal advice and representation for the Koorie community. They have information about family law, civil law, and criminal law.


Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service (FVPLS) Victoria

The FVPLS Victoria provides legal assistance and counselling support to Aboriginal victims of family violence and sexual assault.

 

Queensland

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service

This is a community based organisation established to provide professional and culturally proficient legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Queensland.

 

South Australia

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM) Directory

ALRM provides comprehensive legal advice and assistance through its staff laywers and, where appropriate, private lawyers to people of Aboriginal descent and their spouses. This website provides contact details for ALRM locations in South Australia.

 

Western Australia

Western Australia Department of Education: Aboriginal Education

This webpage has information about education for Aboriginal students in Western Australia, specifically about teaching, learning and community development.

Aboriginal Legal Service for Western Australia (ALSWA)

The ALSWA provides legal aid services and support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Western Australia. They handle criminal law, civil law, family law and more.

 

Northern Territory           

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)

The NAAJA provides high quality and culturally proficient Aboriginal legal services in the top end of the Northern Territory. They handle criminal, civil and welfare concerns, as well as advocacy and community legal education to the Aboriginal community.

 

Tasmania

Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC)

This webpage provides information and contact details for the TAC. TAC assists Aboriginals in Tasmanian with legal, health, child care, youth and dental services.

 

Australia Capital Territory

Aboriginal Legal Service for NSW/ACT

The Aboriginal Legal Service provides free and means- tested legal services to Aboriginal men, women and children in NSW and ACT.