Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW

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Law Week: Cabramatta, Bourke and Brewarinna

Publication date: 30 May 2016​

Anti-discrimination Board of NSW (ADB) staff was at Cabramatta, Bourke and Brewarinna at this year’s Law Week.

ADB staff joined the Department of justice cluster of agencies at Cabramatta Law week. There was a great turn out at Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) in Cabramatta with queries varying from legal issues to general access to free government services. 

There were workshop sessions on general safety conducted by the NSW Police Force and free legal advice provided by NSW Law Access.

image of people at law week at PCYC cabramatta collecting brochures at ADB stall 
Picture 1: Image of ADB staff and people in the community at Cabramatta PCYC

The Board’s staff from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander team went to Bourke and Brewarrina to also participate in Law week, addressing issues that concerns Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s communities.  

Joining them are other government and private agencies such as Fair Trading, Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON), Office of State Revenue, Legal Aid, State Debt Recovery, Aboriginal Legal Service, Aboriginal Land Council, Gilbert and Tobin and others.

image of ADB and EWON staff at ADB stall law week
Picture 2: Image of ADB and EWON staff at Bourke and Brewarrina 

Law Week is an annual event, held in May, to promote public understanding of the law and its role in society. This year’s theme was Law and Justice in your Community.

There is no better opportunity than Law Week to equip people with knowledge on their rights and responsibilities under the Anti-discrimination Act 1977 and other laws governing consumer rights to goods and services, immigration information, matters such as fines, discrimination, housing, social security, complaints about government agencies, victim’s compensation and debt.

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