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Due to the government moving to Phase 4 of the COVID-19 response plan, Street Law staff are no longer working remotely.

 

Street Law considers the health and safety of our clients, staff and volunteers as a paramount concern. Following the government moving to phase 4 of the Covid 19 Recovery plan Street Law is no longer working remotely and we have all returned according to a plan of action developed over the past month.

 

As of Monday 6 July, Street Law will be commencing attending clinics at St Pat’s, Passages and Tranby. For more details of these outreach clinics, please follow this link

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 THURSDAYS!TRUE: This is called couch surfing and means you are experiencing secondary homelessness. Secondary homelessness describes people who frequently move from one form of accommodation to another; it includes people living temporarily with other households, friends or family, and people staying in boarding houses on a short-term basis. Currently, there are approximately 8000 people in Western Australia relying on temporary living arrangements such as couch surfing or staying in short term shelters. ... See MoreSee Less
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A solution for everyone involved!George contacted Street Law one week before his violence restraining order final hearing. George was already experiencing vulnerabilities and now faced a risk of homelessness due to the violence restraining order. George didn’t feel comfortable with attending one of our outreach legal clinics because he experienced significant anxiety. We were able to assist George with his matter entirely by phone and with his case manager's support.George did not want to contest the order; his main concern was the terms of the order. Specifically, the term that stated George could not be within 30 metres of the person protected. As George and the person protected lived in the same unit complex, it meant that George would be in breach of the order just for being in his own home. George needed our help to negotiate workable conditions for both parties before the restraining order was finalised.We assisted George by negotiating a mutual undertaking that replaced the violence restraining order. The terms of the mutual undertaking were based on the original terms of the restraining order with a variation that allowed George to remain in his home without breaching the mutual undertaking. This meant that in the situation where George and the person protected were both coming up the stairwell of the unit complex at the same time, George would not end up with a criminal charge against him for breaching the terms of the order.We explained to George that the mutual undertaking was a written promise to the other party that he would comply with the terms and not contact the other party in any way.The mutual undertaking was a successful outcome for both George and the protected person, as the mutual undertaking still protects the person protected, and George‘s accommodation is secure.*Name changed* ... See MoreSee Less
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TRUE OR FALSE THURSDAYS!TRUE! You will be in breach of your violence restraining order if you text the protected person, even if they texted you first. Any type of communication from the person bound by the restraining order to the protected person, in any way, will constitute a breach of the order. Even if you ask a friend or family member to contact the protected person on your behalf, this will be a breach of the order.It is a criminal offence to breach a restraining order, and the consequences for breaching are serious. ... See MoreSee Less
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The reviews are in!We have received some lovely feedback from our clients for 2021. Watch below to see what our clients like about our service! ... See MoreSee Less
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