NATIONAL CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH LAW CENTRE’S COLLABORATION ON LAWMAIL, LAWSTUFF AND ONLINE SAFETY
This award recognises the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre’s collaboration with a law firm, Australian business, the University of New South Wales and the Commonwealth Government to provide the only free legal service dedicated to children, young people and their advocates in Australia.
The NCYLC leads reform in Children’s Law, hosts Lawmail and the website Lawstuff which provides information ranging from cyber and school bullying to forced child marriage, family violence, criminal law and discrimination at work.
Lawstuff is central to children’s identification of their problems, and provides them with suggestions for what to do about them, including linking them to a free, confidential service in Lawmail. Lawmail provides quality, timely and detailed legal and practical problem-solving assistance tailored to the individual circumstances of the child or young person involved.
The director of the NCYLC, Matthew Keeley, said that without collaboration from the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, the University of New South Wales, King & Wood Mallesons, Telstra, and the Australian Securities & Investments Commission the Centre wouldn’t be able to help over one million people a year.
Pictured from left Rachel Delaney (Telstra), Noam Peleg (UNSW Law), His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Jane Farnsworth (KWM), Matthew Keeley (NCYLC), Joan Jardine (AGD), Thomas Hough (ASIC).