Kimberley Community Legal Centre - Kununurra
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Kimberley Community Legal Services Inc. - Kununurra
Duration of LPE: Minimum 60 days.
Intensity: Full time preferred but negotiable
Note: KCLS may assist with travel costs for PLT student placements.
Understanding of social justice lawyering, commitment to human rights for Indigenous people. Experience in remote Australia is desirable but not essential. A full driver’s licence is preferable.
About this Community Legal Centre:
Kimberley Community Legal Services Inc (KCLS) in Kununurra and Broome provides free legal advice and assistance to clients across the entire Kimberley region, including many remote Aboriginal communities. 96% of KCLS' clients are Indigenous. Students are usually placed in the Kununurra office.
TKCLS provides legal advise in Tenancy for tenants only, Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims, Violence Restraining Orders, family law matters, wills and probate and credit and debt. KCLS also provides the following services:
- Community legal education and law reform
- Tenancy advice and education
- Financial counselling
- Public Tenancy Support Service
- Indigenous Outreach Program
- Family Assistance Support Team (FAST) – Intensive support for victims of family violence.
Much of the work performed involves weekly services to Wyndham, monthly services to Warmun and Halls Creek, and bi-annual outreach services to Balgo, Mulan, Bililuna, Kalumburu, Ringer Soak and other remote locations in the East Kimberley.
KCLS Broome provides fortnightly service to Derby and quarterly services to Fitzroy Crossing.
On outreach, you may accompany KCLS lawyers for up to a week, to provide advice to clients on the KCLS range of civil law matters.
Kununurra is located approximately 3200 kilometres north east of Perth and just over 1300 kilometres from Broome. Kununurra is a close 40km distance to the Northern Territory border, and Darwin is the closest capital city, approximately 800 kilometres away. Kununurra can be accessed from Darwin via plane or a regular Greyhound bus service. There are also direct flights to Kununurra from Perth and Broome.
Kununurra has a population of approximately 6000 people, with almost half of the population being Aboriginal. The Miriwoong Gajerrong are the Traditional Owners of the land around Kununurra. The Gija People are the Traditional owners of the Warmun/Hall’s Creek land. There are many other Traditional owners in the Kimberley. Approximately 70 languages are used.
Kununurra has two seasons – wet or dry! Generally the wet season runs from October to April, however January and February are the wettest months and offer spectacular sights of raging waterfalls and roaring rivers. The maximum temperatures during the wet season often reach over 40 degrees and humidity is high. The rest of the year it is much drier and temperatures are slightly cooler, generally in the low to mid 30s. The skies are blue and the sunsets are spectacular.
Mr Sarouche Razi, Principal Solicitor
Kimberley Community Legal Service Inc.
Address: 4 Papuana St, Kununurra, Western Australia 6743
Phone: (08) 9169 3100
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