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 legal field officer as soon as possible as the cases need to be transferred by the end of August at the latest.