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Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission



Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

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Tabled Paper 433


Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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n o rth e rn te rrito ry le g a l a id c o m m issio n a n n u a l re p o rt 2 0 2 0 /2 1 0 0 9 Ali Nur Originally from Somalia, Ali has lived in the Northern Territory since 1985. Ali holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery from Somali National University. Ali has worked extensively throughout Australia with Indigenous Australians, the aged, people with disabilities and people from refugee backgrounds. He has over 20 years experience developing policy and programs for the Department of Health in the Northern Territory; specialising in services for the aged and people with disabilities. Ali spent time working with Indigenous communities in Central Australia and served as the Director of Melaleuca Refugee Centre. Ali has also worked with OXFAMs Humanitarian Emergency Responses Team in East Timor; the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat (India) and the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka. Ali is the Secretary on the Board for the Refugee Council of Australia and a member of its Governance and Finance Subcommittee. Tessa Czislowski Tessa was appointed Legal Aid Commissioner in October 2017 on the nomination of the Law Society NT. Tessa primarily practises in family law and works for local Territory firm, Ward Keller. Tessa was admitted to practise in the Northern Territory in 2011 having attained a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Charles Darwin University. Tessa is the current Chair of the Law Society NT Family Law Committee, having been appointed to the Committee in 2015. Tessa also holds a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution and works as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. Hugh Bond Hugh was appointed as a Legal Aid Commissioner in April 2021 following his election as the staff representative to the board. He first joined NT Legal Aid in 2014, and after an extended period away from the organisation (firstly in private practice, and then teaching in China), he returned in 2020 and currently works in the Family Law Section. Hugh holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Development Studies from the University of Adelaide, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. Hugh has previously served as the President of the Northern Territory Young Lawyers Committee in 2015 and 2016, and currently serves as a Director on the board of Darwin Community Legal Service

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