May 31, 2019 |
Northern CLC is conducting a project to support Indian women affected by family violence in Australia.
Northern Community Legal Centre, supported by a grant from Victorian Legal Services Board, is conducting a project to support Indian women affected by family violence in Australia.
Northern Community Legal Centre, supported by Victorian Legal Services Board, are exploring the adequacy of Australian laws when it comes to protecting and insuring access to services for Indian women affected by family violence in Australia, and the barriers and stereotypes that impede their journey to safety, security and recovery.
The grant has allowed Northern Community Legal Centre to employ an Immigration Lawyer to provide free legal advice and assistance to Indian women who are victims/survivors of family violence.
The Immigration Lawyer provides casework and legal advice to assist clients in utilising the Immigration Family Violence Provisions if they are a holder of a Partner (subclass 309, 801 or 820) Visa or Prospective Marriage (subclass 300) Visa as well as their ability to seek asylum in Australia by lodging a Protection (subclass 866) Visa application.
The project aims to improve not only local casework but to build understanding of the various issues Indian women deal with in the context of family violence.
It is anticipated that this research will result in improved coordination of legal and non-legal responses at a local, state and national level.
For more information, visit: https://www.northernclc.org.au/