Alternative to Custody x Araluen Arts Centre

Last month during the renowned Desert Mob Festival, CAWLS worked with the Araluen Arts Centre to host a workshop for the arelhe (women) from the ‘Alternative to Custody’ Program, with the aim of empowering, connecting to culture and inspiring 🙏 The group was treated to a personal tour of the Desert Mob Exhibition by the…

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Sisters in Law | 2 November 2022

ℹ️ This week on ‘Sisters in Law’, CAWLS lawyer Sarah E, took to the airwaves to speak with Annie Taylor from NT Shelter about the Australian Government Productivity Commission’s report into the ‘National Housing and Homelessness Agreement’. The pair also discussed the recently announced increase in funding for housing in the Federal Budget 📢🏘️ 🗣️…

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Pursuing Gender Equity in 2022 | Event Wrap

💭 … why do we need women’s services? 💭 … why do we still have events to promote women in the workplace?The Central Australian Women’s Legal Service and Chamber of Commerce NT were delighted to host a conversation focused on these questions, earlier this year in August🗣️ Justice Chris Maxwell, Champion of Change, joined local experts…

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Sisters in Law | 21 September 2022

ℹ️ Last week on ‘Sisters in Law’, CAWLS welcomed ‘Youth & Family Services Manager’, Kyleen Randall, from Central Australian Aboriginal Congress, onto the airwaves 🎤 🗣️ Kyleen spoke about Congress’ targeted family support services and their child and family intensive support services available in the region. ⏯️📱 If you missed the episode, you can listen…

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2022 WLSA National Meeting | Canberra, ACT

🗣️ Last week, the Central Australian Women’s Legal Service joined representatives from across the country to work on setting the agenda for Women’s Legal Services Australia 📃 Over an intensive two days in the Nation’s capital, the group strategized, prioritised and consolidated WLSA’s processes for working together to achieve justice, safety and equality for all…

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‘Women’s Health Week 2022’ in Tennant Creek

Earlier this month, we celebrated ‘Women’s Health Week’ – a time to boost the discussion about the health and wellbeing of women and gender-diverse people in our community 👭💪 To acknowledge this important occasion, the Tennant Creek community joined forces with local service providers, to host girls ‘Health & Wellbeing Day’ at the dam 🙌…

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Sisters in Law | 14 September 2022

ℹ️ Last week on ‘Sisters in Law’, CAWLS were pleased to welcome Chloe Fragos & Yasmin Erlandson from NPY Women’s Council. 🗣️ Chloe & Yasmin shared how the collaborative, Anangu-centred ways of delivering legal education and community development programs, are central to the work of the Domestic and Family Violence team at NPY Women’s Council…

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Seniors Expo 2022

CAWLS were thrilled to join the line-up of over 40+ exhibitors at the 2022 Seniors Expo, presented by COTA NT 👋 🗣️ With hundreds of interested and engaged participants stopping by our stall, CAWLS were able to chat and share how our service can assist our senior Territorians with their legal questions & safety. 💭…

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R U OK? Day | 2022

❔ You don’t need to be an expert to ask someone if they “are ok” or reach out … just start by being a good friend, colleague, team mate or neighbour and listen… 🙏 Today may be the ‘national day of action’, dedicated to encouraging everyone to connect with people they care about, but EVERY…

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National Homelessness Conference

Earlier this month, CAWLS Barkly Lawyer, Anisha, attended the National Homelessness Conference held by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) and Homelessness Australia, along with other delegates from across the Northern Territory, sponsored by NT Shelter 🏘️ It was an invaluable opportunity to meet other people working in the sector and hear from…

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Share the Dignity 2022 Muffin Morning Tea

CAWLS were excited to host their annual morning tea this morning, sharing in decadent pink berry muffins, all in support of Muffin Break’s Share the Dignity’s national fundraiser 🧁💕 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Share the Dignity assist in collecting thousands of period products each year through collection drives and campaigns and distribute them directly to organisations and charities…

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CAWLS Closed on Friday 29 July 2022

📢 Our CAWLS offices in Alice Springs & Tennant Creek will be closed today, Friday 29 July for a staff training & development day. We will be reopening after the long weekend on Tuesday 2 August at 8:30am. ⚠️ If you require police assistance, contact Northern Territory Police via 131 444 or 000 in emergency…

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MIFANT 30th Anniversary Celebrations

🎉 Last week, the Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia NT (MIFANT) celebrated their 30th anniversary (after a 2 year delay, due to the global pandemic). CAWLS staff, Tania & Christine, attended the celebrations and were pleased to be a part of the festivities of MIFANT, who support good mental health practices for all Territorians. 🗣️…

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Sisters in Law | 20 July 2022

ℹ️ This week on ‘Sisters in Law’, we invited Jeanette Shepard, to join CAWLS hosts Sarah & Naya in the studio to discuss the Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia (MCSCA) organisation and multiculturalism across Alice Springs 🗺️ 🌏 MCSCA is a community based organisation, whose aims and objectives are to deliver quality confidential services…

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CAWLS DFV Training & Visit to Ti Tree | July 2022

📍 This week, CAWLS staff Machiko, Jazz & student intern Naya, visited Ti Tree – a remote indigenous community, 194 km north of Alice Springs 🚙💨 🗣️ Presenting a training session alongside the Women’s Safety Services of Central Australia outreach team, our staff discussed how community staff can 👇 ▶️ identify family violence ▶️ legal…

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Sisters in Law | 13 July 2022

ℹ️ Today on ‘Sisters in Law’, CAWLS Migration Lawyer, Meaghan, joined hosts Jazz and Naya, in the studio to discuss immigration law and the ‘CAWLS Migration Hub’. 🌏⚖️ The CAWLS Migration Hub is a service available for ANY woman in the Northern Territory, experiencing disadvantage, to receive timely and confidential migration advice (with priority given…

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CAWLS CLE & Outreach Visit to Elliott | July 2022

📍 Earlier this month, CAWLS Barkly lawyers, Anisha & Mollie, travelled to deliver community legal education and say g’day to the women of Elliott 👋 Our team had a wonderful time with everyone in attendance and look forward to returning to Elliott next month 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 ⚖️ If you need legal assistance or advice across the…

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Winter Donation Call Out

❄️ To say it has been cold lately, would be an understatement… now, think of those who have nothing to wrap around their shoulders, or children who don’t have a pair of warm socks to put on their feet… 😓 Heartbreakingly, this is the reality of many women and their children in our community… 💔…

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NAIDOC March in Mparntwe

Today, our CAWLS Mparntwe (Alice Springs) Office started the morning as part of the NAIDOC Week March down Todd Street 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Despite the extremely cold temperatures this week, it was inspiring to see so many friendly faces and organisations turn up in support of NAIDOC week ✊ The March was led by North Australian Aboriginal…

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Sisters in Law | 6 July 2022

ℹ️ This week on ‘Sisters in Law’, CAWLS invited Annie Taylor from NT Shelter and Frances Paterson-Fleider from ‘Community Housing Central Australia’, to discuss the issue of housing & homelessness across the Territory – and in particular, Central Australia and the Barkly 🏠 ❄️ Temperatures are dipping right down to freezing levels across the desert,…

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NAIDOC March in Tennant Creek

Our CAWLS Barkly team kicked off NAIDOC week on Monday with a march down the main street of Tennant Creek ✊ It was encouraging and powerful to see such a large crowd of community members and organisations attend in support 🙌 CAWLS stands in solidarity with all First Nation people of Australia. We look forward…

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Pursuing Gender Equity in 2022

📢 Join the Central Australian Women’s Legal Service and the Chamber of Commerce Northern Territory in conversation with Champion of Change, Justice Chris Maxwell, and a panel of diverse, inspiring & engaging Australians about what gender equity + gender equality means, looks like and how we get there ✊ The panel will feature discussions &…

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Who does CAWLS assist?

Our services at the Central Australian Women’s Legal Service are available to all persons who identify as women, non-binary and gender diverse, who have been adversely impacted by patriarchal structures and practices ✊⚖️ ☎️ Call our free call hotline on 1800 684 055 to make your free & confidential appointment with our team.

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