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Mt Druitt Community Legal Centre opens



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ROGER PRICE M P ^ Federal Member for Chifley PO Box 259 Mt Druitt NSW 2770

F o r Im m ediate Release

MT DRUITT COMMUNITY LEGAL ^ CENTRE OPENS

"Now that the Mt Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre is officially open, people

in our area will have a 'user-friendly* service to help with their legal problems," said

Roger Price MR, Federal Member for Chifley.

"This is a most important addition to services for my constituents. No longer will

they have to wander unprotected in the shadow of the law."

The Legal Centre officially opens it s doors on Monday, 16 December 1996 at 2pm.

"It's been a long struggle to get approval for the centre and to get it up and running,”

said Mr Price. "I'm happy to see the centre ready to provide much needed legal

services to the Mt Druitt area."

Management Committee member, Mr Michael Chaaya said that the centre will be

available to the people from the Blacktown Local Government Area, and the East

Ward of the Penrith LGA.

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MT PRUITT COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE OPENS (Cont’d)

"We may assist with Criminal Law cases if they are brought before us," he said, "but

our initial focus will be on casework for Family Law, Immigration, Tax Law, and

other such issues. Our goal is to provide comprehensive legal services to the local

community."

The centre is staffed full time by a solicitor, a community worker and an

administrative officer. It is located in Shop 7, Daniel Thomas Plaza, Mount

Street, Mt Druitt. The centre's telephone number is (02) 9675 2009.

"I'm grateful to the members of the community and the Management Committee who

never gave up in the effort to get the centre established, as well as for the support

of State Members for Mt Druitt and St Marys, Messrs Richard Amery MP and Jim

Anderson MP, and Mayor of Blacktown City Council Cr Charlie Lowles," said Mr

Price. - - ENDS - -

MEDIA NOTE:- THE CENTRE WILL BE OFFICIALLY OPENED BY MEMBER FOR CHIFLEY, ROGER PRICE MP ON MONDAY 16 DECEMBER 1996 AT 2PM. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AFTERWARDS.

Media Contact: Matthew Prior tel: (02) 9625 4344 or (06) 277 4872 fax: (02) 9832 2641 or (06) 277 8583

Dated: 13 DEC 96