Free legal help for people on the Central Coast
4353 4988 31 Alison Road, Wyong, NSW 2259

Aboriginal Support

Bobbi Murray, Aboriginal Worker

Introducing our Aboriginal Worker Bobbi Murray. Bobbi is a Baakantji and Wiradjuri woman originally from Wilcannia in Far West NSW.  Bobbi is a well known woman in Aboriginal community here on the NSW Central Coast as she is very active in community despite only living on the coast since 2009. Bobbi is NOT a Lawyer but has working in Justice sector for 15 years is Advocacy, Policy and Research. Bobbi is passionate about working with Aboriginal community and assisting our community with their legal needs.   

Bobbi is here to support any of our Aboriginal clients. She can sit in on appointments with the Lawyers with you, link you with other relevant Aboriginal services, or just be there to be a cultural interpreter or support for you and the Lawyer working on your legal problem.

Recommended Law Firms for Aboriginal clients

Here is a list of Lawyers we recommend to our Aboriginal clients as have had local Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training and working with us on local Aboriginal programs.

Gilbert + Tobin 

Anne Cregan, Tamara Sims

Ashurst Lawyers 

Garth Tinsley, Sara Lane

 

Legal Sector Cultural Awareness Training

Our Aboriginal Access Worker Bobbi Murray is a accredited trainer who has 15 years experience in the sector. Bobbi is not a lawyer but is a member of many Legal Sector committees including the NSW Law Society Indigenous Committee,   National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) Advisory Committee,  Co chair of NACLC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Network and one of the first (and only 2) Aboriginal Guardian ad Litem in NSW.

Bobbi is an active member of the local Aboriginal community and includes much of the local Aboriginal services and information into her training.

If you would like to book into our Cultural Awareness Training, or get Bobbi to come to your workplace and run a session with your staff, contact Bobbi Murray at bobbim@centralcoastclc.org.au or call us on 02 4353 0111 for a quote on cost and availability.

Central Coast Aboriginal Interagency Network (CCAIN)

Our Aboriginal worker Bobbi Murray is the current chair to the CCAIN.   This is a network for Aboriginal workers across the NSW Central Coast to come together with non Aboriginal workers working with Aboriginal clients and promote, collect information and network.

CCAIN meets on the last Thursday of every month (except none in February or December) and is hosted by organisations all over the coast. The meetings start at 9.30am to 11.30am.

If you want to get involved in the CCAIN, host a meeting, present to the network or just attend and promote your service for Aboriginal workers to access or pass on information to Aboriginal clients,  you will find all the information you need via the HSNet page. Register to HSNet and join the CCAIN page. you will see all the posts by members and dates and locations of all meetings at no cost.  All Community is welcome to attend as long as you are respectful of Aboriginal workers and community. If you need more information please contact Bobbi here at the CLC on 02 4353 0111.

ARE YOU ABORIGINAL or TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER?

Please let us know!

This ensures we link you with relevant services and support if you need it. It also helps us with our statistics and identify any other legal issues that may be relevant for you.

Annual FREE Aboriginal Wills Day

Every year the Community Legal Centre (CLC)  brings together legal firms and other partners to encourage, promote, process and complete Wills and related documents such as Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship) , Power of Attorney for Aboriginal people for FREE on the NSW Central Coast. 

Wills are not just for older people! EVERYONE over the age of 18years and has an income should have a will.

You should have a Will if you: 

  • Are over the age of 18;
  • Have children in your care;
  • Have Superannuation;
  • Own property
  • Own personal items you want to leave to particular people, organisations or charities

You can include in your will:

  • Access to your Superannuation to pay for your funeral costs
  • who will look after them if something should happen to you?
  • Where will you be buried after you pass
  • if you want to be Buried or Cremated

Come and learn about your legal rights and your legal options for a Will and other documents.

Click here for more Wills Day information

 

Aboriginal Outreach Clinics - Tuesdays

Our Aboriginal worker, Bobbi Murray (and a lawyer when available) are attending local a Aboriginal community centres in Wyong and Umina Beach to give free legal advice, intakes, referrals and legal information.

We attend Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation and alternate Tuesdays with Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Centre the next Tuesday

This clinic runs on a drop in basis.

Put your name on the booking list at reception at Mingaletta and first in will be seen first.

The advice clinic times start from 9:30am to 12 Midday fortnightly on a Tuesday.

2018 Dates 

  • 18 September  – Yerin Eleanor Duncan AHC
  • 25 September  – Mingaletta Aboriginal Co. Umina
  • 2 October – Yerin Eleanor Duncan AHC
  • 9 October – Mingaletta Aboriginal Co. Umina
  • 16 October – Yerin Eleanor Duncan AHC
  • 23 October – Mingaletta Aboriginal Co. Umina
  • 30 October – Yerin Eleanor Duncan AHC
  • 6 November – Mingaletta Aboriginal Co. Umina
  • 13 November – Yerin Eleanor Duncan AHC
  • 20 November – Mingaletta Aboriginal Co. Umina
  • 27 November – Yerin Eleanor Duncan AHC
  • 4 December – Mingaletta Aboriginal Co. Umina
  • 11 December – Yerin Eleanor Duncan AHC
  • 18 December – Mingaletta Aboriginal Co. Umina

Aboriginal Access Brochure

Printable PDF brochure click here