AGS is continuing its pro bono support of the South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation with the 6-month placement of a senior AGS lawyer in Nowra.
AGS Senior Lawyer Charine Bennet will work with the corporation (also known as Waminda) on a full-time basis, bringing her expertise in FOI and privacy matters.
Charine also has strong legal training experience and has worked on voluntary board roles for not-for-profit Canberra community organisations.
Charine said she is excited to have this opportunity and hopes to both learn from and contribute meaningfully to Waminda over her secondment.
Waminda, which was established in 1990, runs a number of integrated health programs for Aboriginal women and their families, which includes:
- provision of health services such as antenatal and postnatal care and parenting education
- immunisations programs
- drug and alcohol programs
- organising short-term accommodation
- supporting coordination and ongoing services relating to the NDIS and counselling services.
AGS’s placement arrangements were established 2 years ago. Our pro bono support has been successful in building legal capacity for Waminda and helped us deepen our cultural awareness, knowledge and understanding and respect for culturally safe ways of working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
AGS’s pro bono work
AGS lawyers have a long tradition of using their professional skills to support community interests though pro bono work. Find out more how our pro bono work supports communities and organisations across Australia and overseas.