We work with partner organisations to provide one-off community legal education and training sessions.
If you’re interested in customised training for your organisation or interagency, or having us present at your conference, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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27 June, 2023
This session will provides a heads up about common Centrelink issues many older people face in relation to Centrelink payments. It will be interactive, including time for questions.
The LOVE Project aims to empower older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) communities, including people living with HIV, to lead healthy, active and more social lives. LOVE stands for Living Older Visibly and Engaged.
15 June, 2023
This session is for staff of the Gadigal Centre, the University of Sydney’s dedicated student centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
It will address common issues encountered navigating the complicated ABSTUDY system. ABSTUDY is not a single payment, but a group of payments designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the costs of study or undertaking an Australian apprenticeship.
The session will explain the claims process, eligibility criteria for each award, and the type of assistance a student or apprentice may receive. We’ll cover the allowances payable, the rules about study load, and the issue of reasonable time limits. We’ll also outline the appeals process – which is not the same as for most other Centrelink payments.
25 May, 2023
Are your clients facing problems with Centrelink after the floods?
We’re joining forces with our colleagues at Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre to run training sessions for community workers in the Northern Rivers area. The sessions will cover:
We’ll also make sure there is time for public discussion and private questions.
29 June, 2022
This session organised by the St George and Sutherland Employment, Training and English Network is one of a series of workshops aiming to help migrants and refugees learn new skills, become work ready, and take up employment opportunities. Our Solicitor, Julius Golab will explain:
Attendance is open to those invited by the Network.
We’d like to thank Sutherland Tradies for their ongoing support which has made it possible to take up additional training opportunities in the St George and Sutherland region
19 May, 2022
This session at NSW Health’s Aboriginal Family Well-Being and Violence Prevention Network’s ’Well-Being and Connection’ Forum will outline the work of Welfare Rights Centre, with a particular focus on social security responses to domestic and family violence.
Using case studies, speakers will explain commonplace scenarios where people are off payment or are told they have a Centrelink debt. The session will also include:
27 April / 11 May, 2022
These two sessions for staff of NSW Trustee & Guardian aim to support their staff who routinely assist their clients/customers to resolve issues with Centrelink payments. The sessions will include a primary focus on:
27 April / 11 May, 2022
We’ll be proving our social security expertise at this session organised by Economic Justice Australia and Community Legal Centres Queensland.
The webinar aims to provide a practical guide to TPD (Psycho-Social Disability) claims – financial relief for permanent disablement (ill or injured). Join David Coorey, Special Counsel at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers, as he identifies some of the practical issues involved in identifying and running TPD claims:
Our Principal Solicitor, Natalie Ross, will be explaining the relationship between TPD claims and Disability Support Pension, NDIS and other social security benefits/schemes
4 May, 2022
Join us for this free webinar on the intersection of domestic violence and immigration status for NSW community workers supporting clients from refugee backgrounds who may be at risk of domestic and family violence.
Hosted by NSW Refugee Health Service, this partnership brings together experts to share their experience and advice:
22 March, 2022
Do your clients have problems with Centrelink? We’re running information and training sessions on the Mid-North Coast from 7 to 11 March 2022: Coffs Harbour, Macksville, Kempsey, Port Macquarie and Taree. We can visit your service to provide information about Welfare Rights Centre and how to refer people to us. We can also tailor our training on social security to your needs.
Isn’t there something about Centrelink payments you’ve always wanted to know? Contact us on 02 9211 5389 to book a visit or discuss ideas for a training session.
22 March, 2022
Want to gain a better understanding of Disability Support Pension (DSP), Carer Payment or Carer Allowance?
Hosted by MND NSW and presented by Welfare Rights Centre, this 2 hour session will cover: