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Street Law is a free outreach legal service for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Western Australia.

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TRUE OR FALSE THURSDAY!TRUE: From this figure, 73% of the victims were female. Today marks the first day of “16 Days in WA” which is an annual campaign encouraging change to stop violence against women. We are all invited to educate, motivate and advocate in our communities and stand up to stop violence against women. #StreetLawCentreWA #accesstojustice #endhomelessness #16DaysinWA ... See MoreSee Less
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Today we said thank you and goodbye to Calvin, a secondee from Ashurst who has been working with us for the past 10 weeks. Calvin has worked closely with two of our solicitors, Anna and Shounok, as they work together to provide legal advice and assistance to our young clients who attend our weekly outreach legal clinic at Passages. Calvin has been a great asset to our team and has worked on some complex matters during his time with us. Calvin said the following about his time with us:“Thank you to all of the team at Street Law. The past 10 weeks have been enjoyable and exciting. I really appreciated the opportunity to work on some interesting matters and to get involved in areas of law I thought I never would. The work the lawyers do here is very noble and it is inspiring to see their passion shine through.”Thank you Calvin, it has been a pleasure to work with you. Thank you to Ashurst for your continued support and partnership. #StreetLawCentreWA #accesstojustice #endhomelessness ... See MoreSee Less
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Tenancy Conference 🏡Last Thursday our community legal education coordinator and solicitor, Anna, presented at the WA Tenancy Conference 2021. Anna gave an overview of Street Law and discussed the barriers our client group faces when trying to exit homelessness and obtain permanent accommodation.Anna highlighted three types of barriers our client group faces:1. Personal circumstances, such as health and financial issues, can stop a person from being able to sustain or obtain a tenancy agreement;2. The lack of rental housing stock including in both the social housing and private market; and3. Those created by various services when their policies require a person to provide ID before they can access the service, including accommodation services, banks and getting photo ID.Thank you Circle Green Community Legal for hosting the conference and inviting us to present!#StreetLawCentreWA #AccessToJustice #endhomelessness #tenancyconference ... See MoreSee Less
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Last Wednesday, our Principal Solicitor, Ann-Margaret, and Midlas Chief Executive Officer, Sarah, were invited to present at the Financial Counsellors' Association of Western Australia conference to discuss the benefits of interdisciplinary collaboration when assisting people who are experiencing homelessness. Sarah was unable to attend, however, Ann-Margaret discussed the collaboration between Street Law and Midlas that begun in July 2021 with the Midlas mobile bus. Every Friday at Bassendean football oval, Street Law joins the Midlas mobile bus team to provide legal services to the Midland community. The location serves as a one stop shop for the Midland community. The services that attend each week include, Mobile Midlas, Street Law, Street Doctor, Street Connect, Midland Meals, Wungening Aboriginal Corporation & Moorditj Djena. This collaborative service delivery model means clients are given both legal and non-legal support and assistance with breaking down the barriers to exiting homelessness. #StreetLawCentreWA #accesstojustice #endhomelessness ... See MoreSee Less
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TRUE OR FALSE THURSDAY!TRUE: If you are answering questions do not lie or give false information. If you do not want to answer their questions simply state, I want to exercise my right to silence. Remember if asked, you must give your correct name, date of birth and address of the place you normally stay at. #StreetLawCentreWA #AccessToJustice #endhomelessness #trueorfalsethursday ... See MoreSee Less
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