North Queensland Women's Legal Service - Townsville
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North Queensland Women's Legal Service, Townsville
NQWLS is seeking hard-working and innovative students with a demonstrated interest in social justice and women's issues. Length of placement is negotiable.
About this Legal Assistance Service (LAS):
The North Queensland Women's Legal Service Inc (NQWLS) is a specialist community based legal service developed and operated by women for women. It assists women primarily in the areas of family and domestic violence, family law, child protection, discrimination, Victim Assist and sexual assault matters.
The NQWLS seeks to improve women’s access to justice and to promote change within the justice system.
NQWLS offers the following services to women and other community organisations with similar objectives:
• Information, referral, legal advice, casework and representation services
• 1800 legal advice line
• Duty lawyer services
• Law reform submission and campaigns on legal issues which affect women.
• Legal education and workshops for community groups, including indigenous women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
NQWLS has two offices, one in Cairns and Townsville. Outreach services in Townsville include the rural region south of Innisfail with community legal education and advice services in Mackay, Ayr, Cardwell, Ingham and Charters Towers. Outreach services in Cairns include Atherton, Mossman, Mareeba and Innisfail.
About North Queensland:
North Queensland is a huge part of the state of Queensland with the tropical most northern part historically remote and undeveloped, resulting in a distinctive regional character and identity.
Townsville is the largest urban centre in North Queensland, home to two World Heritage-listed natural wonders with the laid-back, tropical centre of Cairns is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and natural starting points for expeditions to the Gulf of Savannah and Cape York’s remote wilderness areas.
North Queensland Women's Legal Service Townsville Office
Phone: 07 47725400
North Queensland Women's Legal Service Cairns Office
Phone: 07 4033 5825
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