News

Legal action to stop children being transferred to Barwon adult jail

On Friday 2nd December a further Supreme Court case was launched against the Andrews government to ensure no child is transferred to Barwon maximum security adult prison.

 

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Fitzroy Legal Service publishes The Law Handbook 2017

Fitzroy Legal Service today published the 39th edition of The Law Handbook. The new edition of The Law Handbook contains updated entries for multiple areas of the law, and contains two new chapters: trade marks and sex work. The Law Handbook 2017 can be purchased from our online store or at our office at the Fitzroy Town Hall.

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Community BBQ - Sunday 4 December 2016

The Fitzroy Legal Service recently relocated to the Fitzroy Town Hall. Join us on Sunday 4 December for an afternoon of food, music and fun activities for the family. Further details here.


Government concession sees gag removed from doctors working in detention

Doctors will no longer face jail terms for speaking out about the abuse and neglect in detention centres, on and offshore, after a major concession by the Australian government.

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Australian Government must re-build trust of civil society – UN human rights expert

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, today called on the Government of Australia to urgently dispel civil society’s growing concerns about the combined ‘chilling effect’ of its recent laws, policies and actions constraining the rights of human rights defenders. Fitzroy Legal Service lawyer Meghan Fitzgerald was invited to meet with Mr Forst in Sydney last week along with representatives from a range of organisations.

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Quarterly News – October 2016

Welcome to the October 2016 quarterly news. In the second half of 2016, Fitzroy Legal Service hasn’t slowed down, even during the hectic act of relocating. We are now officially at our new location at the Fitzroy Town Hall, a fantastic environment in which to continue to provide quality support to our clients.

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Community Worker Forums 2016

Fitzroy Legal Service, Eastern Community Legal Centre and St Kilda Legal Service are hosting three forums across Melbourne for community workers. These one-day training sessions will cover a range of legal topics and processes relevant to community workers and their work with clients.

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Eritrean Community Information Forum

Eritrean community members are invited to a community information forum being held the evening of Saturday 20 August 2016.

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High Court challenge to secrecy laws welcomed by lawyers

The Australian Lawyers Alliance has come out in support of the High Court challenge to secrecy laws. Their media release can be viewed here.


2017 Trainee Lawyer

Applications are now open for our 2017 Trainee Lawyer position.

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