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And all the children came back

Talking Point: The Mercury, Friday 4th September 2015 Heather Sculthorpe says the last thing we need is another stolen generation, the Tasmanian Aboriginal community can look after its own kids. Click below to read the full article. And all the children came back Read more

Aboriginal legal aid changes appalling

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Who speaks for aborigines

Listen to the 936 ABC Hobart interview with Heather Sculthorpe, CEO.   Read more

Aboriginal funding boost

THE entire Circular Head region and more generally the North-West Coast will benefit from new funding for the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation. Click here to view The Advocate article Read more

Clients very satisfied with the service defunded by Attorney General Brandis

Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service Client Satisfaction Survey to end June 2015 One hundred client satisfaction survey forms were obtained from clients of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Aid Scheme. These surveys were designed to capture a snapshot of our performance for the year from all parts of the State and including both genders. Prisoners were included in the survey. The demographic characteristics of the clients surveyed and the nature of the matters for which they obtained legal representation are shown in the following table: Table 1: ... Read more

Reminder – transfer any legal cases now

Reminder to clients of Aboriginal Legal Aid in Tasmania that they need to contact their lawyer at Beeton & Mansell to arrange transfer of their case to another legal aid service. This is because the Abbott government gave Aboriginal legal aid funding to the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service instead of to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre which had operated the service for over 40 years. TAC will continue to assist community members in whatever way we can. Please contact your lawyer or ... Read more


182 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250 PRESS STATEMENT BROAD ABORIGINAL SUPPORT FOR PAT DODSON AND NOEL PEARSON STANCE ON CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION Michael Mansell has welcomed the position taken by Aboriginal leaders Pat Dodson and Noel Pearson on constitutional recognition. Speaking from the Garma festival in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Pat Dodson and Noel Pearson said they would inform the Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, that summits to enable Aboriginal people a say on recognition are vital steps in the process. Mr Mansell said, “Aboriginal ... Read more

TAC Requests State Government Intervention

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Save our Aboriginal Legal Service. Press statements at a community meeting in Hobart

Please listen to the video below relating to  our recent community meeting in Hobart . Read more

Interview with Hon Pierre Slicer QC AO on cuts to TAC Legal Service

Please listen to the Hon Pierre Slicer QC AO statements on cuts to TAC Legal Service Read more
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