Aboriginal Legal Service

Community-led group providing free legal assistance to Aboriginal people. It was the first Aboriginal service to directly challenging government institutions by offering alternative services.

Milestone
Formed
1970
Position
1970
1970
1970 -
1971
Type

Aboriginal Legal Service

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,
2008

The foundation of the Aboriginal Legal Service in 1970 marked the beginning of a new and radical period in Aboriginal politics. It was the first Aboriginal organisation that directly challenged government institutions by offering alternate services.