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Through engaging with the media, TEWLS aims to highlight the unique stories and needs of the clients that we serve. TEWLS provides comments on issues of concern for our clients, as well as proposed legislative and policy changes in our core practise areas, with particular focus upon women’s experiences of domestic, family, and sexual violence and access to justice.  See our latest news and updates below. 


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Northern Territory Women’s Legal Services (NTWLS) call on the NT Government to reaffirm application of Part 2.11A of the Justice Legislation Amendment (Domestic and Family Violence) Bill 2019 – “rehabilitation programs” – 11 May 2020
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Top End Women’s Legal Service Inc. – Women of Worth – Press Release supporting program extension
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Specialist Women’s Legal Services preparing to double over four years.
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A funding injection of $129 million into specialist women’s legal services was announced in the Federal Budget.
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Holiday greetings from TEWLS
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Dec 21, 2020


Holiday greetings from TEWLS

The staff at TEWLS wish everyone a merry and bright holiday season. Our office will be closed from Wednesday 23rd of December and will reopen on the 4th of January 2021.
Final Report – Legal Health Checks with Women Incarcerated at Darwin Correction Centre
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Dec 11, 2020


Final Report – Legal Health Checks with Women Incarcerated at Darwin Correction Centre

In 2019, TEWLS embarked on a Legal Health Check project within Sector 4 of the Darwin Correctional Centre (DCC). Sector 4 of the DCC houses female inmates and as the site of a regular legal clinic, is an area well-known to TEWLS, as are its occupants. TEWLS work in sector 4 at the DCC has...
Victim focused services call on the NT Attorney-General to defer passage of amendments to the Domestic and Family Violence Act 2007 (NT) until the COVID-19 pandemic has passed – 23 March 2020
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TEWLS celebrates success at NT Human Rights Awards – 10 December 2019
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