Monday 14 March http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/more-than-30000-to-suffer-if-community-legal-centre-funding-cuts-go-through-20160314-gnity9.html – Brisbane Times (Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services) http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/more-than-30000-to-suffer-if-community-legal-centre-funding-cuts-go-through-20160314-gnity9.html – Sydney Morning Herald (Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services) also syndicated to 11 other titles
Last week’s Federal Budget has drawn strong criticism, including from the community legal sector, which received a further $6 million cut. This was in addition to the $43.1 million cut to legal assistance services announced last December ($19.6 million from … Continue reading
Community Law Australia today commended the work being done to address family violence by North Melbourne Legal Service and the Royal Women’s Hospital (the Women’s) through their innovative legal assistance outreach project Acting on the Warning Signs. The project, funded … Continue reading
Community Law Australia today urged the Coalition to reconsider proposed cuts of $42 million to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) as a major blow to access to justice.
Community Law Australia today welcomed the Greens projected policy on the access to justice crisis but called for other parties to reveal their plans to tackle the growing demand for legal help, which is rising out of step with legal … Continue reading
Community Law Australia has written to Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus, Shadow Attorney-General Senator Brandis and Greens Senator Penny Wright to ask them to outline their plans to address the access to justice crisis. Community Law Australia campaign spokesperson Carolyn Bond said … Continue reading
Community Law Australia today welcomed increased funding to ensure that the Eastern community legal centre (ECLC) could service more people in need of legal help.
Community Law Australia today welcomed the West Australian Attorney-General Michael Mischin’s announcement of a comprehensive review of domestic and family violence laws.
Our latest wrap of campaign-related media covers a range of issues including Commonwealth Government legal expenditure, Legal Aid and community legal centre funding, advocacy, pro bono legal services, and family violence (Please note: some articles may be paywalled). NACLC voices … Continue reading
Our latest wrap of campaign-related media covers a range of issues including advocacy and activism, legal needs and court fees, family violence, and cuts to tenancy services in Queensland (Please note: some articles may be paywalled). Legal centre linked to … Continue reading