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Darwin Community Legal Service Quarterly Newsletter


Darwin Community Legal Service


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Darwin Community Legal Service

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Darwin Community Legal Service newsletters


News, February 2016

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Northern Territory Government



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p 4 DCLS NEWS | February | 2016 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex (LGBTI) DCLS is LGBTI friendly we aim to provide friendly, effective, non-judgmental legal assistance to LGBTI community members. We can help whether or not your legal issues arise from your sexuality or gender identity. Law Week 2016 16 22 May 2016 Law Week includes a range of events and activities that aim to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. Events are held throughout the NT, including activities designed for school students, community service workers and the general public. DCLS participates in law week by conducting legal information sessions - including our popular identifying legal issues for your clients workshop, and joining with other legal services at information stalls and other events. More information and registration form available from www.dcls.org.au or 8982 1111. Recent submissions DCLS made a submission on the new Personal Violence Restraining Order Bill 2015. The Bill, as proposed, will simply move the personal violence restraining order provisions from the Justices Act to a standalone act. We submitted that the existing PRVO provisions do not go far enough to protect vulnerable people from apprehended violence. By way of example, there are no provisions dealing with urgent applications. We will wait to see if any changes are proposed. We will soon start work on reviewing the Adult Guardianship Bill 2016. Contact DCLS if you would like further information on these matters. Elder Abuse Information Line 1800 037 072 Elder Abuse is an act, or failure to act, which causes harm or distress to an older person within a relationship of trust. Elder Abuse might occur once or be ongoing. The Elder Abuse Information Line can provide referrals and information that may help people make informed choices about their situation. If you, a family member or a friend are worried about Elder Abuse, call our Elder Abuse Information Line on 1800 037 072. We can give you information and provide referrals. Visit DCLSs website For information on our services, as well as useful factsheets and legal information/publications. www.dcls.org.au Like us on Facebook For updates and coming events. Facebook/Dc Ls Or visit the old fashioned way at our new office! Open 9am 5pm. Level 2, 75 Woods Street Darwin Dont forget Rainbow guerrilla knitting, in support of the LGBTI Community.

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