Today is the first International Day of Education, a day to reinforce the need for free and compulsory elementary education and recognise it as a human right. The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation has a strategic focus on protecting and promoting the rights of children – particularly, access to education. In 2018, our partnership with the Castan Centre enabled our practice to support research to inform the Centre’s ground breaking report Improving Educational Outcomes for Children with Disability in Victoria. We are committed to assisting young people through our work with the Marrickville Legal Centre and YouthLaw and to protecting…
Colin Biggers & Paisley seeks to conduct business in an ethical and responsible manner throughout all areas of the practice. There are a variety of ways in which responsible business can be practiced, however one of the most tangible and effective mechanisms is through the procurement of goods and services offered by Indigenous businesses.
Today is World Water Day, a day to focus our attention on the importance of water. Access to clean, drinkable water is something we often take for granted in Australia. According to the United Nations, more than 2 billion people are currently living in countries that are experiencing excess water stress, which is the classification for when the ecological demand for water is not being met. The Sustainable Development Goals include targets for improving access to clean water and sanitation by 2030, particularly for women and girls whose health, education and livelihood can be affected by scarce and unsanitary water…
This year, the Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation sponsored Jenny Beath to participate in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mediation Training Scholarships Program.
The Colin Biggers & Paisley Foundation brings together our entire community offering and is comprised of three streams – pro bono legal services, volunteering and charitable contributions. The core strategy of our Foundation is to promote and protect the rights of women and children in Australia and abroad.
Funds raised at the 2015 Supreme Court White Ribbon Day breakfast will help the Women’s Legal Service Queensland set up a new help line.
The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has recognised lawyers providing pro bono legal advice to those in need as finalists in the 2015 Human Rights Awards.
Businesses that incorporate corporate social responsibility (CSR) into their procurement strategies not only enhance their ability to do social good but may increase their business competitiveness.