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The October “Homelessness and the Law: Access to Justice” edition

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Featured Articles

Freedom of Speech and the Right to Participate for People Experiencing Homelessness: Forgotten Freedoms for the Forgotten People

Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer, Homeless Persons’ Legal Service, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

 An Opinion Based on Perspective

Damien Sakey, Member StreetCare, the Homeless Persons Legal Service (NSW) Consumer Advisory Committee

 

Contents

Editorial

Jenny Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Council to Homeless Persons

Update from Homelessness Australia

Glenda Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, Homelessness Australia

Introduction

Street Law Centre (Western Australia), QPILCH Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic (Queensland), Housing Legal Clinic (South Australia), PIAC Homeless Persons’ Legal Service (New South Wales), Welfare Rights and Legal Centre, Canberra (incorporating

Street Law), Darwin Community Legal Service (Northern Territory), Justice Connect Homeless Law (Victoria)

Chapter 1: Legal Issues Facing People Experiencing Homelessness ‘Criminalising’ Homelessness: Motivations, Impacts and Alternatives

Lucy Adams, Manager and Principal Lawyer, Homeless Law

Access to Justice for Family Violence Victims in Victoria

Janice Watt, Policy Officer, Domestic Violence Victoria (DV Vic)

Legal Issues Facing South Australia’s Homeless Community

Amanda Tsoundarou, Co-ordinator, Housing Legal Clinic, Welfare Rights Centre (SA) Inc

Domestic Violence and Homelessness in the Northern Territory

Helen Fabinyi, Central Australian Women’s Legal Service (CAWLS)

Homelessness and Public Space issues in Darwin

Priscilla Lavery, Solicitor, Community Homelessness, Darwin Community Legal Service

Homelessness and Legal Need in Western Australia

Ann-Margaret Walsh, Principal Solicitor, Street Law Centre, WA Inc

The Police Intervention Initiative: Collaboration or Discrimination?

Sam Schumann, Clinical Legal Student and Sue Garlick, Senior Lawyer, Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House, Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic

Hoarding and Public Housing: Problems Faced by Those Suffering Mental Health Issues Within the Public Housing Sector

Stephany Del Canto, Welfare Rights Centre (Inc) SA

Law Update: Police’s Extended Move on Powers in Victoria

Jess Porter, Fitzroy Legal Service

Asking for Change: Tackling Begging with Enforcement in Melbourne

Lucy Adams, Manager and Principal Lawyer, Homeless Law

A Prison is Not a Home: Troubling ‘Therapeutic Remand’ for Criminalised Women

Emma Russell, Centre for the Human Rights of Imprisoned People (CHRIP) at Flat Out and Cara Gledhill, Monash University

Chapter 2: Addressing the Legal Needs of People Experiencing Homelessness

Modelling Legal Services to Help Prevent Homelessness

Patrick Warner, Lawyer, Homeless Law

When Lawyers Go to the People

Tanja Golding, Senior Lawyer, Inner Melbourne Community Legal

LegalPod: Early Intervention Legal Services for Young People

Transitioning from State Care

Georgia May, Clinical Legal Student with Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic in Partnership with the T.C. Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland

Prisons and Homelessness: Breaking the Cycle

Through the Provision of Civil Legal Services

Samantha Sowerwine, Senior Lawyer, Homeless Law

Chapter 3: Consumer Perspectives

An Opinion Based on Perspective

Damien Sakey, Member StreetCare, the Homeless Persons Legal Service (NSW) Consumer Advisory Committee

StreetCare: A Case Study in Homeless Consumer Participation in Law Reform and Policy Advocacy

Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer, Homeless Persons’ Legal Service, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Consumer Voices Homelessness and the Law: Access to Justice

Chapter 4: The Intersection of Legal and Non-legal Issues

Legal Health Checks: Early Identification of Legal issues

Katie Ho, Lawyer, Homeless Law

Freedom to Choose: Sharing the Legal Menu with Vulnerable Clients

Sue Garlick, Senior Lawyer, Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic

Social Work and Community Law: Working Together to Reduce Homelessness and Risk of Homelessness for Those who are Vulnerable or Disadvantaged

Catherine Murnane, Social Worker, Welfare Rights and Legal Centre Ltd, Australian Capital Territory

Integrated Service Delivery: | Legal and Non-Legal Collaborations

Sarah Roberts, Homeless Persons’ Liaison Officer, Homeless Law, Justice Connect

Legal Health = Mental Health |

Andrew Jackson and Olenka Motyka, Central Coast Community Legal Centre

Chapter 5: Making a Difference — Addressing Systemic Legal Issues

The NSW Work and Development Scheme: A Therapeutic Response

to an Infringement System that Oppresses People Experiencing Homelessness

Edward Santow, Chief Executive Officer, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Sentencing Contradictions: Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System

Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer, Public Interest Advocacy Centre and Samantha Sowerwine, Senior Lawyer, Justice Connect

Chapter 6: Human Rights and Homelessness

Freedom of Speech and the Right to Participate for People Experiencing Homelessness: Forgotten Freedoms for the Forgotten People

Louis Schetzer, Senior Policy Officer, Homeless Persons’ Legal Service, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Opinion

Dan Nicholson

Director of Civil Justice, Access and Equity, Victoria Legal Aid

 

 

 

 

 

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