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Violence Against Women

Violence against women continues to be an unaddressed and significant issue across the country and here in Tasmania, for all women.

For Aboriginal Women in Tasmania, the perpetrated violence is more severe and disproportionate.

Aboriginal women are 11 times more likely to lose their lives to assault than non-Aboriginal Women, and three in five Aboriginal women experience violence by a male intimate partner.

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TALS Bail Support Program pilot

On the 25th January 2024 the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service launched its Bail Support program pilot.

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Bridgewater Youth Hub

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal service (TALS) is working in collaboration with the Brighton Council and Australian Red Cross - Tasmania to create a youth hub in Bridgewater.

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Genuine engagement and consultation required

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service wants to see genuine engagement and consultation with a wide range of Aboriginal communities and organisations to support the best outcome for Aboriginal children and young people.

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TALS new CEO

TALS has appointed Palawa man Jake Smith as its new CEO.

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TALS yarns with Noel Pearson

TALS welcomed Indigenous leader Noel Pearson to our Hobart office to yarn about the Voice.

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TALS welcomes the Commission of Inquiry's recommendations

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service warmly welcomes the Commission of Inquiry’s recommendations focused on improving services and support for Aboriginal people and communities in Tasmania.

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TALS - Tasmanian and inclusive

TALS is a Tasmanian Aboriginal organisation, which is inclusive of all Aboriginal people and communities.

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In support of raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility

TALS and Legal Aid Tasmania are opposed to the motion by Councillor Steve Kons, that if passed, would see the Burnie City Council advocating against the raising of the minimum age for criminal responsibility from 10 to 14.

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TALS Statement on the Voice

The Board of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service support and advocate in favour of constitutional recognition of Aboriginal Australians, as the first peoples of these lands, seas skies and waterways

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TALS gives evidence at prison inquiry

TALS appeared before the Legislative Council Sessional Committee for the Inquiry into Tasmanian Adult Imprisonment & Youth Detention Matters.

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North West Family Court

TALS urges the Federal and Family Court and the Tasmanian Government to find a solution to the ongoing Burnie courthouse saga.