Simon Corbell, the ACT Attorney-General, revealed today that reforms introduced a year ago have allowed more than 3,000 vulnerable people to keep their driver licences, reducing their risk of job loss, and helping to cut red tape. To date almost $1million … Continue reading
Community legal centres (CLCs) are independent, non profit, non government organisations with a strong focus on early advice, problem solving and working with other agencies to address connected legal, financial, social and health problems.
For an example of the work CLCs do in the area of employment law, here is a story from Kingsford CLC: Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) has developed a strong relationship with Asian Women at Work (AWAW), an organisation which aims … Continue reading
CLCs across the country have written to the major party candidates in their local electorates ahead of Election Day in a quest for more clarity about their plans for access to justice in the community. Legal problems can crop up … Continue reading
Media Opportunity Launch of Protected Persons Space with Hon Robert Clark, Attorney General and Chief Magistrate Ian Gray, Family Violence advocate Christine – who has used the space and can talk about the intimidation of using the Courts is also … Continue reading
Tenancy problems such as eviction can have severe impacts, especially for vulnerable women and children. Fortunately, community legal centres are there to help, as this video from Western Australia’s Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre shows. Community Law Australia is campaigning for more funding for … Continue reading
Community Law Australia today raised concerns that Queenslanders faced serious service gaps and rising disadvantage from the Queensland Government’s axing of the Tenancy Advisory and Advocacy Services (TAAS) program. Campaign spokesperson Hugh de Kretser said that the 23 services which … Continue reading
The recent NACLC national conference saw the launch of compelling data on the contribution of volunteers to community legal centres around Australia. However, the human face of volunteer efforts and their vital work shone through when we spoke to Zita Ngor, Director … Continue reading