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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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Law Matters Program 99, 25th May 2016

Guests: In recognition of Sorry Day (26 May), this program features interviews with Jim Morrison, Co-Convenor of the Bringing them Home Committee and Ken Riddiford, CEO of the Kimberley Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation. Please Note: This Law Matters program incorrectly states 57 William Street Perth as the address […]

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Law Matters Program 98, 11th May 2016

Guests: Elizabeth Needham, President, Law Society of WA talks about what’s happening during LAW WEEK which is on in WA from Monday 16th to Friday 20th May 2016 Meet Nicole Young, a new ALSWA Lawyer, working within ALSWA’s Civil and Human Rights Unit, whose work will include a […]

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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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Law Matters Program 97, 28th April 2016

Guests: ALSWA Lawyer Alice Barter : Equality before the Law – Does it exist for Aboriginal people? Alice’s research paper on this topic will be published in the Indigenous Law Bulletin, May 2016. David Braddock: Head of Child Protection and Youth Justice Unit, AIHW, Canberra talks about […]

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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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