News & Events


Management Committee Expressions of InterestCAWLS is seeking expressions of interest from women in Central Australia and the Barkly Region to become members of our organisation and nominate to join our Management Committee.  Expressions of interest are due by 29 September 2017 and can be emailed to Business Manager Alice de Brenni at
CAWLS is moving!CAWLS is moving!!! From 1st June 2017 CAWLS will be located in the Westpoint building, 1 Stott Tce (next to Sportspower and Kmart)
Service Directory for Separating FamiliesCAWLS has been pleased to collaborate with the Family Law Pathways Network to produce a Service Directory for separating families in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek. The online directory can be found here and contains links to and contact details for a wide range of support services in Central Australia and the Barkly region.
Support the reversal of funding cuts to Community Legal CentresAs of 1 July 2017, Community Legal Centres (CLCs) across Australia are facing a 30% funding cut. As part of the national “Fund Equal Justice” campaign, coordinated by the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), CLCs across the nation are lobbying their local Federal representatives in a bid to have these cuts reversed.
Annual General Meeting Invitation
CAWLS NEWSCAWLS' September Newsletter is out now! Click here to read about what we've been up to...
CAWLS in Tennant CreekCAWLS visits Tennant Creek every week that Court is sitting! We work out of the NT Legal Aid Office at 163 Patterson Street. All women in the Barkly region seeking legal advice can make an appointment to see us by calling 8952 4055 or 1800 684 055.  We are also available for phone appointments outside of these visits.
Women's Safety Package Launch
Women's Safety PackageHealth Justice Partnerships were initially developed for clients experiencing chronic illness and/or disability in the United States of America, (referred to as “Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP’s). The model was introduced following research evidencing the link between patients with health concerns also having associated legal needs.
CAWLS Annual Report 2014 – 2015The CAWLS Annual Report 2014 – 2015 is now available for your perusal. To read the report and learn more about CAWLS and the important work we have done over the past year, visit our What we do page.
CAWLS submission - Review of the Domestic and Family Violence ActCAWLS has written a submission to the NT Department of Attorney General and Justice, as to how the law could better respond to the needs of survivors of domestic and family violence in the NT.
CAWLS in Tennant Creek, 29 June - 1 July 2015We will be visiting Tennant Creek from 29 June - 1 July, based at the NTLAC office at 163 Paterson Street. If you're a woman in the Barkly needing legal assistance, contact us on 8952 4055 or 1800 684 055 to arrange a free advice session.
CAWLS on the radio!CAWLS are proud to present Sisters in Law, a program about women and the law produced in partnership with 8CCC Community Radio 102.1fm. Sisters in Law is a community legal education initiative, aimed to increase legal literacy amongst the community, and raise awareness about our legal rights and what to do if things go wrong. Tune into 102.
Celebrate International Women's Day!Join CAWLS in celebrating International Women's Day on the Alice Springs Town Council lawns, on Friday 6 March 2015 from 11am - 1.30pm. You can enjoy a free BBQ, meet local services, and learn about the great work being done locally to support and empower women in a range of areas.
CAWLS Christmas closure: midday 24 December - 5 January 2015CAWLS will be closing for Christmas at 12 noon on 24 December 2014, reopening on 5 January 2015. As always, women needing urgent domestic violence assistance should contact the NT Police on 000. The Alice Springs Women's Shelter can also be contacted on 8952 6075 if needed. CAWLS staff and management wish you a safe and happy festive season.


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