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‘Devastating’ US Supreme Court Decision

The decision to wind back abortion rights in the US is “a setback for women and their right to control their own bodies and their lives” Prime Minister Albanese has said 😔 ⚖️ The US Supreme Court last week overturned a previous ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion, that had been in place […]

Work with CAWLS | Administration Support Worker

📢 An exciting opportunity exists within the Central Australian Women’s Legal Service to join our non-legal support team. CAWLS is recruiting for a multi-skilled person to provide administrative support within our office, assist with data collection, provide non-legal assistance to clients & work collaboratively with the CAWLS team 🙋‍♀️ As the Administration Support Worker, you […]

‘Epidemic of violence’ plagues women

⚠️ Women in the bush are trapped in an epidemic of extreme violence, brought about by inter-generational abuse and disadvantage and a culture that protects perpetrators before victims, according to NT Supreme Court judge, Judith Kelly. “These are not self-destructive women. These are women who can’t escape from a terrible situation. These are not people […]

2022 Opening of the Legal Year Dinner, Alice Springs

Earlier this month, our legal team were fortunate to attend the ‘2022 Opening of the Legal Year Dinner’ at the Hilton in Alice Springs ⚖️ 🎤 During the evening, attendees heard from Tass Liveris – President of the Law Council of Australia, Chansey Paech – Northern Territory Attorney General and Chief Justice Michael Grant AO, […]

Sisters in Law | 8 June 2022

🎙️ This week on ‘Sisters in Law’, Michael Brandenburg & Tilley Prowse, practitioners who facilitate groups sessions as part of the ‘Tangentyere Men’s Behaviour Change Program’ spoke with show hosts, Meaghan & Jazz 🗣️ The Tangentyere Men’s Behaviour Change Program or “Marra’ka Mbarintja” (talking straight to make change) aims to work towards the safety, wellbeing, […]

Interactive and Inclusive Artwork for CAWLS Barkly Office

We are proud of our new Tennant Creek office and the expanded & holistic service we can offer from this space 👩‍⚖️ Our Barkly team have been busily painting a tree on our internal corridors – with the hope that clients will add their hand prints to the wall. The longer we have an office […]

‘Identifying & Responding to Family Violence’ Training | 17 June 2022

Don’t miss out on your tickets to our crucial & worthwhile training for all community and sector staff in Central Australia … ‘Identifying & Responding to Family Violence’ 📖 CAWLS have collaborated with other local service providers to deliver an integrated training day, where participants will 👇 💡 Strengthen understandings of family violence 💡 Gain […]

You are welcome here, always (no matter the weather!)

🥶 Mparntwe is certainly cold & wet today – but it is toasty warm in the CAWLS office – and we hope you know, you are ALWAYS welcome to pop in and visit our team 👋 ☕ Drop by for a cuppa & a fancy purple CAWLS beanie … and if you need, our friendly […]

CLCNSW First Nations Scholarship Program Student

👩‍🎓 We were privileged to welcome Tonkya Jamieson at CAWLS for a two-week student placement through the Community Legal Centres NSW First Nations Scholarship Program, earlier this month. This placement was made possible through a collaboration between CAWLS and the ‘McDonald Property Street Syndicate’ from Alice Springs 🙏 📖 The First Nations Cadetship Program, currently […]

LGBTQIA+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day

📣 Today, we acknowledge LGBTQIA+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day – a day to take a stand against Domestic and Family Violence in LGBTQIA+ communities 🤍 Everyone deserves to live without fear of violence and abuse 🙌 CAWLS acknowledges that intersectionality is a critical principle that influences barriers and risks that victim-survivors may face. All of […]