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WANTED: Client Support Worker/Paralegal

WANTED: Client Support Worker/Paralegal

We are currently looking for an experienced paralegal / client support worker for the Townsville office. The position offers an opportunity for an experienced paralegal to support the casework undertaken by the NQWLS legal team, as well as provide client support, information and referrals for women who need legal help with family law and domestic […]

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We Are Hiring!!

We Are Hiring!!

We are currently looking for a Family Law Solicitor to join our Cairns team. The position offers an opportunity for an experienced Family Law Solicitor to make a real difference in the lives of women who need legal help with family law and domestic violence matters. You will have the opportunity to work holistically and […]

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FEDERAL FUNDING CUTS WILL IMPACT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS IN NORTH QUEENSLAND

FEDERAL FUNDING CUTS WILL IMPACT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS IN NORTH QUEENSLAND

Date:  30 March 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEDERAL FUNDING CUTS WILL IMPACT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS IN NORTH QUEENSLAND The North Queensland Women’s Legal Service (NQWLS) will receive $2.4 million in combined federal and state funding over the next three years to operate its offices in both Townsville and Cairns, but there is still a shortfall. […]

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Local Women ‘Lead the Way’

Local Women ‘Lead the Way’

Local women ‘lead the way’ Calling for an end to violence and discrimination North Queensland Women’s Legal Service (NQWLS) and Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (ADCQ) join forces to empower local women on International Women’s Day 1 March 2017, TOWNSVILLE: On International Women’s Day (Wednesday 8 March 2017), NQWLS and ADCQ will host a FREE morning tea […]

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ENGINEERS HELPING WOMEN AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

ENGINEERS HELPING WOMEN AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Media Release 24th August, 2016 ENGINEERS HELPING WOMEN AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GHD in Townsville is helping the North Queensland Women’s Legal Service provide free legal services to women in rural, regional and remote communities in North and Far North Queensland. One of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services companies, GHD, has […]

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The NQWLS Townsville office has moved

The NQWLS Townsville office has moved

The NQWLS Townsville office is now  located at Ground Floor, 42 Sturt Street, Townsville, Qld, 4810.

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Grant for Specialist Domestic Violence Legal Support

Grant for Specialist Domestic Violence Legal Support

Ewen Jones MP Federal Member for Herbert MEDIA RELEASE 16 October, 2015 Grant for specialist domestic violence legal support Federal Member for Herbert Ewen Jones today announced that the North Queensland Women’s Legal Service will receive a grant of $1.05 million over three years to help women experiencing domestic violence access vital legal assistance and […]

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Notice of NQWLS Annual General Meeting

Notice of NQWLS Annual General Meeting

Supporters and members of North Queensland Women’s Legal Service (NQWLS) are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held at both our Cairns and Townsville offices on Wednesday 28 October 2015 from 6pm. Details of the AGM are as follows: When :           Wednesday October 28, 2015 at 6 pm Where:          Townsville […]

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North Queensland Women’s Legal Service lobbies for domestic violence hub.

North Queensland Women’s Legal Service lobbies for domestic violence hub.

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                12 October 2015 NQ Women’s Legal Service lobbies for domestic violence hub Twenty calls a day go unanswered on the free legal advice line operated by the North Queensland Women’s Legal Service (NQWLS) due to a funding shortfall. NQWLS Director Anne Lewis said the Federal Government’s proposed domestic violence hub in Townsville […]

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Sharell O’Brien, Solicitor from NQWLS, Townsville named as a finalist in The Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Awards.

Sharell O’Brien, Solicitor from NQWLS, Townsville named as a finalist in The Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Awards.

On the 22nd September, 2015, Sharell O’Brien from NQWLS, Townsville was named as one of nine finalists in the Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Awards. Now in its third year, The Australian Women’s Weekly Qantas Women of the Future competition is helping Australia’s young women of the future fulfil their dreams. The Australian Women’s […]

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