Media Releases

July 2019

Submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

5 July 2019

St Kilda Legal Service and our LGBTIQ Legal Service, welcomed the opportunity to share our research and casework to make a submission in response to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. Our research and casework experience Before the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the Royal Commission were finalised, St Kilda Legal Service provided feedback to the Victorian Government on important themes to be included in the TOR. Read More… 

February 2019

Joint Statement to AHRC from The Power to Prevent Coalition

28 February 2019

We’ve been working with other stakeholders across diverse sectors, to make recommendations to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s (AHRC) national inquiry into sexual harassment. St Kilda Legal Services are 1 of over 100 stakeholders in the legal, health, community, family violence and union sectors to advocate for key reforms. Together we have submitted a joint statement to the AHRC inquiry. #Power2Prevent

March 2018

How Reforming Victoria Police can Help Victims of Family Violence

7 March 2018

St Kilda Legal Service, Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre and Women’s Legal Service Victoria are currently working on a project which investigates police conduct in investigating and reporting incidents of family violence. This co-authored opinion piece explores the issue using de-identified case studies to highlight the deficiencies in the police complaints system.

December 2017

Community Legal Centres advise Victorian Government of their concerns about the Public Housing Renewal Program

5 December 201
St. Kilda Legal Service is part of a coalition of 7 community legal centres concerned about the potentially unsustainable funding model, limited public housing outcomes, and inadequate consultation and relocation process of the Victorian Government’s Public Housing Renewal Program.

November 2017

St. Kilda Legal Service receives record-breaking grant for new LGBTIQ legal service

29 November 2017

St. Kilda Legal Service has received the largest single grant ever awarded by Victoria Law Foundation. The grant will be used to establish a specialist outreach legal service at the Victorian AIDS Council for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ).

July 2016

St Kilda Legal Service is Protecting Victims of Family Violence from Perpetrators with Guns

13 July 2016

St Kilda Legal Service is seeking to reduce the risk to affected family members under a family violence intervention order, by restricting the respondent’s access to firearms.