Following two months of uncertainty, the Country Liberals have confirmed funding to Katherine Women's Information and Legal Service, if elected in the upcoming election.
Earlier in the year, the free legal service for woman was in jeopardy of closing its doors as it was set to lose nearly 80 per cent of its total funding come July 1.
Demand for specialist legal service helping woman experiencing domestic and family violence increased 173 per cent over the past year.
Labor has also promised to help keep KWILS afloat if elected.
CLP Candidate for Lingiari Jacinta Price said KWILS would receive $295,570 for its Indigenous Women's and Supplementary Legal Assistance services through to June 30, 2020.
"I have been speaking out on the need for more services to help women and children dealing with domestic and family violence so I am proud we are delivering this legal help and support for victims of family violence," Ms Price said.
In an election promise of $3.8 million, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said funding for 14 legal assistance services across the country would ensure First Australians have continued access to legal assistance.
"Providing assistance - be it legal or otherwise - for Indigenous Australians is a major priority of the Coalition Government," Minister Scullion said.
"First Australians are over-represented in our justice system and we need to be doing as much as possible to reduce these high incarceration rates.
"I am pleased to be announcing continued funding for the Supplementary Legal Assistance and Indigenous Women's Programs so that they can continue delivering services for at least another year.
"This funding extension brings legal services funded under the IAS in line with the funding of legal assistance services nationally.
"While the Attorney-General's Department primarily funds legal assistance services, this supplementary funding will ensure that high quality, culturally sensitive and accessible legal assistance services can be provided to Indigenous Australians so they can fully exercise their legal rights and responsibilities.
"The funding will include the provision of legal advice, casework and education across a wide variety of legal issues such as domestic and sexual violence, family law, child protection, housing, victims of crimes compensation, employment, debt and consumer credit issues."
After 21 years of service, KWILS has grown from just one solicitor to six full time employees to meet the ever increasing demand.
In March, candidates for the upcoming Federal Election rushed to rescue the Katherine Women's Information and Legal Service from closure after an outpouring of public anger.
Senate Candidate for the Country Liberals Samantha McMahon said the funding was a great outcome for Katherine.
"KWILS provides a vital service in Katherine so pleased to be part of the CLP delivering more support to women and children," Dr McMahon said.
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