Western Australia

Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre


Alana Bernstein – WA Coordinator

Alana is the WA Co-ordinator of Human Rights are Aussie Rules. Alana is a final year law student with a passion for human rights and social justice. In 2006 and 2010 Alana spent time volunteering overseas in Israel and Nepal. These experiences influenced Alana’s commitment to human rights and led her on her path to find the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre. For many years Alana was involved with a local youth movement, Habonim Dror, as
a youth leader. During this time Alana learnt about the value of education and the importance of the youth. Alana is also a big sports fan and, despite being born and bread in WA, is a Collingwood fan. You can contact Alana at hrar@nsclegal.org.au.

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson is a lawyer with the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre. He commenced employment with this organisation in 2007 as a lawyer with the then newly formed Older Peoples Rights Service a specialist unit dealing with Elder Abuse. Currently Scott works in community development and education with the centre, that includes providing legal education to CaLD and humanitarian migrants and related settlement agencies. As part of these services he produced a DVD on motor vehicle and licencing issues in 2010 in association with the WA Office of Multicultural Interests, WA Police and WA Department of Transport. Scott has worked on various South East Asian ethnic minority issues including the past 12 years as a human rights lobbyist for the indigenous peoples of Vietnam, often called Montagnards. In the last few years he has been involved with Perth based ‘Tribal Refugee Welfare’ charity working with refugees from Burma/Thailand of which many are ethnic Karen. He has also involved with documentaries screened on SBS on the war in Aceh, Indonesia and produced a documentary in 2004 for the “As it Happened” SBS series on the indigenous Montagnards of Vietnam.


Sarah Webley – Community Legal Education Officer

Sarah has been working at the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (NSCLC) in Perth’s northern corridor for the past five years. She has primarily worked as the resident Tenant Advocate, assisting under-privileged and migrant clients to work through their tenancy issues. She commenced in this role as a volunteer while studying for her Diploma in Community Services, which she travelled to Australia to complete, arriving from the island nation of Mauritius in 2005. Sarah has also worked in the capacity of carer for people with disabilities and continues to deliver outcomes for the community in her role as Community Legal Education Officer at NSCLC.