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Testimonials

Liz

LIZ THOMSON, ANU/Uni SA

The team was never too busy for a question and were always willing to help me improve my legal skills. I cannot thank NAAFLS enough for the truly amazing experience.

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  Ally

ALLY HURLEY, ANU Melbourne

I loved visiting Ngukurr as it was unique and showed a much more relaxed way of life than the big city.

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Lauren

LAUREN GIBSONE, Cairns

Growing up in the Top End provided me with a certain context for the work that NAAFLS does, but it wasn't until I spent 4 weeks at NAAFLS' Darwin office over my uni break, did I realise the complexity of the reality Aboriginal people in remote communities face when it comes to family violence and dealing with the Australian courts system.

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  Denise

DENISE JOHNSSON

We sat under trees with clients and interpreters, met with other remote service providers and spoke to community members at dusty shops, busy council offices and amazing art centres.

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Shoshana

SHOSHANA O'BRIEN, Volunteer

Most importantly, throughout my work, I felt as if I made a real difference in peoples' lives, and I discovered a new culture to celebrate.

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  Emma

EMMA FILER, VOLUNTEER

The interaction between Western systems of law and society and Indigenous law and culture created an extraordinarily complex background to the legal work I was engaged in. It was endlessly fascinating.

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TIM

tim agius

At the end of November 2015, I was lucky enough to spend two weeks volunteering at NAAFLS. From the moment I walked into the Darwin office, everybody was very nice to and welcoming!

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ELLYSE BORGHI

 The highlight of the internship though, was the trip to Timber Creek. Spending the day at the bush courts gave me a whole new perspective on the justice system in remote and regional Australia.

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ALICE REYNOLDS

It was a fantastic experience to put faces to clients that I had dealt with over the phone, via letter or in checking over files to assist the solicitor in preparing for the visit. The trip really brought home to me the importance work that NAAFLS was doing.

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JESSICA EVANS

I had an amazing time in the Top End and feel privileged to have met the amazing people who work at NAAFLS. Everyone was patient and supportive and happy to give advice and guidance.

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