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Legal groups warn services helping the most disadvantaged may be cut if funding isn't increased
Indigenous legal services are struggling to keep their head above water and will...
Dechlan Brennan 17 May 2024
Peak Aboriginal legal body condemns federal budget flop
Indigenous legal services across Australia will have to operate on a shoestring...
Dechlan Brennan 15 May 2024
Peak Indigenous legal group calls for federal funding ahead of Tuesday's budget
The peak Indigenous legal body in Victoria is urging the federal government to f...
Dechlan Brennan 13 May 2024
Indigenous heritage laws, education big winners from Victorian budget
The cost-cutting Victorian budget has delivered a win for Aboriginal heritage la...
Dechlan Brennan 8 May 2024
VALS means testing changes mean increased legal support access for Aboriginal people in Victoria

The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service has begun a staged approach to changing i...

Dechlan Brennan May 1, 2024
Minister preparing for Treaty negotiations as Victorian government faces heat from Indigenous groups

As Victoria prepares for historic Treaty negotiations between First Nations peop...

Dechlan Brennan Apr 24, 2024
Disappointment as majority of Yoorrook recommendations rejected or not implemented in full

Indigenous groups in Victoria have responded with disappointment to the announce...

Dechlan Brennan Apr 3, 2024
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service backs state government’s rejection of protest permit system

The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service has backed Premier Jacinta Allan’s reject...

Dechlan Brennan Mar 30, 2024
New bail laws come into effect in Victoria

New bail laws in Victoria came into effect Monday after a long fight by advocate...

Dechlan Brennan Mar 25, 2024
Wamba Wemba Aboriginal Corporation admitted to First Peoples' Assembly in historic first

The First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria has voted this week to create a new rese...

Dechlan Brennan Mar 21, 2024
'A betrayal' : VALS criticise Victorian government's backflip on youth bail laws

New legal framework in Victoria has been labelled a betrayal of Aboriginal child...

Dechlan Brennan Mar 20, 2024
'Laughable': Legal services criticise opposition proposal to send children to outback camps in response for youth crime

A proposal by the federal opposition to crack down on “out of control” youth cri...

Dechlan Brennan Mar 15, 2024
Victoria to forge on with raising the age of criminal responsibility, new bail laws

Indigenous groups have criticised the Victorian Opposition for attempting to rei...

Dechlan Brennan Mar 12, 2024
Indigenous man calls on Federal Government to help reduce age pension discrimination

The High Court has declined to hear an aged pension discrimination case for an I...

Dechlan Brennan Mar 11, 2024
First Peoples' Assembly respond to claims of secrecy around Treaty

The First Peoples' Assembly have been forced to respond to claims the Treaty pro...

Dechlan Brennan Feb 2, 2024
Aboriginal Legal Service urges Vic government to fully enact "Poccum's law" to save lives

Warning to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers: This story contains im...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 30, 2024
New data shows youth incarceration costing public over $1 million per child, experts urge 'Raise the Age'

New data has highlighted the detrimental cost to both taxpayers and children in...

Dechlan Brennan Jan 25, 2024
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