Commonwealth Attorney General Mark Dreyfus QC announced an additional $400,000.00 in funding for the Women’s Legal Service Tasmania today.
The funding, $100,000.00 a year over four years, will boost current services as well as facilitate the roll out of WLS’ mobile app Girls Gotta Know in every State and Territory of Australia.
Attorney General Dreyfus QC reinforced the importance of community legal centres and the work they do in the provision of expert advice, advocacy, education and law reform work within the community.
“We are delighted with the announcement today as it provides ongoing security for the Service, its clients and the staff and will allow us to continue to provide high levels of legal advice, assistance and education to the women of Tasmania. We are especially delighted at the recognition of Girls Gotta Know app as an innovative and useful resource for young women across Tasmania and now, soon to be Australia” said WLS CEO & Princial Solicitor Susan Fahey.
Attorney General Dreyfus QC was accompanied by Julie Collins MP and ALP Denison candidate Jane Austen.