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Mullaley Family Public Statement Re The Tragic Passing of Charles Derschow Mullaley (Baby Charlie)

The family appreciate your support following the tragic death of 10 month old Baby Charlie in March 2013, and the subsequent CCC Report, which was tabled in Parliament on 21st April 2016. It is very important that the views held by family are made public through this […]

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Tragic Death of ‘Baby Charlie’ CCC Report

The death of 10 month old Charles Derschow Mullaley, ‘Baby Charlie’, in March 2013 is a tragedy that shocked the nation, and left his family and community heartbroken. Coupled with this heartache, is the knowledge that family members were not afforded the urgent and committed response and […]

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WA Premier Supported in Move to Order Carnarvon Shire to Fly Flag

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA) supports moves by WA Premier Colin Barnett to issue a directive to the Carnarvon Shire to fly the Aboriginal flag during NAIDOC Week after the council refused to do so. “Approximately one in five people in Carnarvon are Aboriginal, local […]

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Mixed Emotions For ALSWA Following Budget

Following the financial uncertainty of recent times, the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA) has responded to the Federal Budget with mixed emotions. “Yes, we’re absolutely elated that the Commonwealth has recognised our worth and renewed ALSWA’s funding for a further four years. This news comes as […]

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ALSWA Congratulates NACCHO CEO Appointment

The Aboriginal Legal Service of WA (ALSWA) congratulates Patricia Turner on her appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO). “Pat is an incredibly knowledgeable and skilled woman who has been such a groundbreaker in advancing the rights of […]

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Vale Tiga Bayles

It is with great sadness that we pay tribute to Tiga Bayles, who lost his long battle with cancer yesterday. Tiga was an incredible trailblazer and one of a kind. Over many years, he provided a strong voice for so many of our First Nations peoples, and […]

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Calls for WA Government to address crisis of Aboriginal peoples’ over-imprisonment, on eve of 25th anniversary of RCIADIC

On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the Western Australian Government is being urged to adopt justice targets to address the State’s appalling rates of Aboriginal peoples’ over-imprisonment. Dennis Eggington, CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Service WA, said […]

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ALSWA 2016 Law Matters Feb-Mar Newsletter

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ALSWA 2015 Annual Report available online

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ALSWA Annual General Meeting 19th November 2015

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