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Education Act Prosecutions

The Education Act Working Group aims to improve access to legal services (in particular legal advice and representation) for parents and children involved in Compulsory School Order (CSO) proceedings in the Children’s Court and Education Act prosecutions (EA prosecutions) in the Local Court.

The Working Group will note the particular issues arising out of Education Act litigation in disadvantaged communities in regional and remote NSW.


Annmarie Lumsden, Director Crime, Legal Aid NSW

Term of operation:

March 2015 – June 2017

Terms of Reference



The final report of the Education Act Prosecutions Working Group is now available on this website under NLAF Reports (see link on left hand bar above).  A copy of the mapping report compiled in 2015 when the Working Group commenced regarding Government initiatives supporting student attendance is saved with the Final Report.