From: Kate Hairsine [khairsine@vals.org.au]
Sent: Thursday, 27 November 2003 1:06 PM
To: Legal and Constitutional, Committee (SEN)
Subject: Legal Aid & Access to Justice Inquiry

At the public hearing in Melbourne on Wednesday 12 November, 2003, the Inquiry asked what proportion Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service’s family law clients are women.

Pls find breakdown attached.

 

Kate Hairsine

Research Officer

Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

P.O Box 218 Fitzroy Vic 3065

Tel: 03-9419 3888  Fax: 03-9419 6024

 

Figures for male/female use of VALS services, July 2002-June 2003

FAMILY

male

% male

female

% female

TOTAL

duty work

13

50.0%

13

50.0%

26

case work

110

42.0%

152

58.0%

262

advice

108

41.2%

154

58.8%

262

TOTAL

231

42.0%

319

58.0%

550