Aboriginal Legal Service Tas

After 42 years of high-quality and culturally appropriate legal assistance to the Indigenous community, the Commonwealth Government has withdrawn funding from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service. family matters (not property matters); Department of Disputes relating to Social Services (Child Protection); Domestic violence intervention orders plaintiff or defendant; General support for filling out forms. TACLS` family law lawyers oversee the federal circuit and family law courts in Tasmania. There is no legal barrier for Tasmanian Aborigines to receive the same legal assistance as other Tasmanian residents, but the practical exclusion of many Aborigines from legal representation in the criminal justice system led to the establishment of Aboriginal legal services throughout Australia in the early 1970s. There is a Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service in Tasmania. This centre offers legal aid in a number of areas of law. A person applying for assistance must prove that they are eligible for Aboriginal benefits. The question for which assistance is requested must be a question for which legal aid is available. You may not duplicate or duplicate a holistic service controlled by the community outside of the community. No other state, organization or agency would be able to provide culturally appropriate legal services to the Indigenous people of Tasmania. We provide culturally safe, holistic and appropriate, inclusive and inclusive services to all Tasmanian Aborigines. The consequence of this decision will be higher Indigenous incarceration rates, more work for the Tasmanian Police and an impact on our justice system due to the reduced costs of delivery services for vulnerable Indigenous clients in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Community Legal Service (TACLS) has offices in Hobart and Launceston and provides legal advice, advice and representation throughout the state.

Our team consists of experienced lawyers, community customer service representatives and dedicated administrative staff. *Conditions apply to continuing assistance or court appointments The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service (TALS) specialises in criminal, civil and family law matters for Tasmanian Aborigines. TACLS is both an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSIL) Legal Service and a Community Legal Centre (CLC). This means that we: are members of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, the highest national body for all ATSILS, and regularly attend meetings; member of CTC Tas, the state agency that represents CLCs throughout the state. promoting social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; promoting the right of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to empowerment, identity and culture; ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoy their rights, are aware of their responsibilities under the law and have access to appropriate advice, support and representation; reduce the disproportionate participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system; and promote the review of legislation and other practices that discriminate against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We are increasingly committed to justice, equality and human rights for all First Peoples of Tasmania. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Programme has met all funding requirements in the history of the organization. We have never violated our compliance and have an impeccable financial record.