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Community Legal Education Wednesday!!


On Wednesday 7 September KLC ran three separate community legal education seminars  for our Aboriginal community.  Two of the seminars were for Aboriginal members of our local community and another for local community members on working with local Aboriginal community members:-



Sistaspeak
at Matraville
(Matto) High

KLC solicitor Dianne Anagnos had a great time back at Matto High with the Sistaspeak girls. Sistaspeak is an Aboriginal girl's wellbeing program that runs at the school for girls of all ages.  Di talked about police powers as well as the law around sexting and cyber safety. As always, the girls had a great discussion and got the chance to have their questions answered.  We look forward to going back out to Matto High soon.


Burial Issues
(Part 2) at
La Perouse Health Centre

KLC Solicitor Natalie Ross also enjoyed talking to Aboriginal elders out at Yarra Bay about burial issues.  Natalie delivered the workshop after elders at La Perouse asked for assistance with this important and sensitive issue.  The workshop was very relaxed and people had the space to ask about key issues such as how independent  a family can be when arranging a burial, and what you can do with cremated ashes of a family member.  It was a very productive and useful session.

Working with Aboriginal Communities
for Local Community Workers


KLC Aboriginal Access Worker, Kaleesha Morris, again delivered her seminar on working with local Aboriginal Communities for local community workers.  This is based on KLC’s Aboriginal Service Provision Manual.  Kaleesha runs the workshop at least once a year and participants gain a deeper appreciation of some of the issues which local Aboriginal people face.


and on Thursday..... 
Cyber Safety for Seniors

On Thursday 8th of September Dianne Anagnos worked with KLC students to deliver a seminar on Cyber Safety for Seniors in partnership with Botany Council.  Some of the issues discussed were; Identity Theft, Privacy, Scams & Fraud, and Defamation & Cyber Bullying.  The workshop used case studies to illustrate the issues and advised who to go to for help if they are unsure about anything cyber related. 

35th Anniversary Celebrations Underway

As we reported last month, 2016 marks the 35th anniversary of KLC.  To celebrate the occasion we have launched our 35 achievements social media campaign on facebook.  Each day for 35 days we will be highlighting one of these achievements on facebook.  Collectively, all of the achievements are available on our special website at www.klchistoryproject.com.  We have also mounted a photo exhibition of this collection which is now on display outside of the Centre’s Precinct on the first floor of the UNSW Australia Law Building.  If you have a special memory or KLC event you would like to share, go to our facebook page and comment or tweet us at @kingsfordlegal

Law Reform at KLC


Kate Halliday had joined KLC in January as our parental leave replacement for Edwina MacDonald in the Law Reform Worker/Solicitor position.  Kate left us in August and our employment law solicitor, Maria Nawaz, has taken up the role until Edwina’s return early 2017.  Maria has extensive law reform/policy experience and she is enjoying the challenges of the position.  We thank Kate for all of her work and wish her well into the future.
 

Letter to Minister for Social Housing, regarding proposed Rental Bonds for public housing tenants


Maria’s first job as our new law reform worker was to address  a proposal by the NSW Government about the introduction of a rental bonds scheme for public housing tenants. KLC wrote to Minister, Hon Brad Hazzard, to voice our concerns about the consultation process and the likely impact on tenants were the proposal to be introduced.  The letter is available on the law reform page of the KLC website here.

Employment Law at KLC


Lucy Sunman has joined the team as our locum employment solicitor.  Initially Lucy will be doing two days a week but after October 7 she will be doing 3.5 days per week at the Centre.  Lucy will be with us until the end of January 2017.  Welcome Lucy!
 
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