We have successfully fought alongside health, justice, peer and community sector organisations for the introduction of a Medically Supervised Injecting Centre into the City of Yarra to stem the loss of life from fatal overdoses in our local community. Our work has included submissions to the Coroner’s Court, a Parliamentary Inquiry into the Pilot Program, and work with allied health and legal practitioners. The Medically Supervised Injecting Centre began operating in North Richmond in July 2018.

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FLS's free Divorce Clinic
April 30, 2024
Family Law and Family Violence team reignite FLS’s Divorce Clinic
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A msg from the CEO, Hamish McLachlan
April 30, 2024
Message from the CEO – April 2024  
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Amity Mara, Manager, Policy, Advocacy and Projects
April 29, 2024
Five minutes with Amity Mara
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April 15, 2024
Migration Bill denies safe pathways for people seeking asylum in Australia
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March 28, 2024
Message from the CEO – March 2024  
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Rebecca Johnston-Ryan, Service Director and Principal Lawyer, Night Service
March 27, 2024
Five minutes with FLS Night Service Director and Principal Lawyer, Rebecca Johnston-Ryan
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March 26, 2024
FLS welcomes new volunteers for 2024 
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March 15, 2024
FLS submission to amend Australia’s Family Law Act  
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February 29, 2024
Message from the CEO – February 2024  
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FLS 2024 Trainee Lawyer
February 29, 2024
Welcoming FLS’s 2024 Trainee Lawyer
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A message from the CEO, January 2024, Hamish McLachlan
January 31, 2024
Message from the CEO – January 2024  
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January 18, 2024
Fitzroy Legal Service doors remain open this Invasion Day
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Hamish McLachlan
January 9, 2024
Introducing FLS Interim CEO, Hamish McLachlan  
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November 28, 2023
In the future, people like Thuy will no longer face unfair barriers
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November 8, 2023
FLS announces CEO departure following a legacy of purposeful growth
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Solicitor and former Australian Government Solicitor, Michael Kingston
October 24, 2023
Five minutes with former FLS volunteer, Michael Kingston
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June 30, 2023
Reflections on a harm reduction intervention in the Inquest into Veronica Nelson’s passing
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Human Rights News
June 19, 2023
Victoria Police breaches human rights and its own policies at cannabis legalisation rally
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May 26, 2023
FLS submission on a medically supervised injecting service in the City of Melbourne
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March 31, 2023
Q+Law: A new legal service with and for LGBTIQA+ communities
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March 10, 2023
FLS joins calls for a Supervised Injecting Service in the CBD
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January 24, 2023
Fitzroy Legal Service joins in calls from Aboriginal, legal, and human rights organisations for the urgent reform of Victoria’s bail laws.
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October 13, 2022
Vale Uncle Jack
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October 22, 2021
Human Rights don’t stop at prison gates. It is time to end routine strip searching of people in prison!
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January 8, 2021
Peter Lynch – Law Handbook contributor
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February 18, 2021
Brian Wright – Law Handbook Contributor
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March 24, 2021
The Victorian Government Must End Its Harmful Obsession with Expanding Victoria’s Prison System
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