Media Wrap

This is some of the recent media activity from the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) state and territory CLC associations and individual CLCs.

2017

April – June

Mackay Daily Mercury reports that Mackay Regional CLC has received almost $1million worth of funding over  the next three years from the Queensland government (14 April)

Daily Telegraph online reports that Macarthur Legal Centre is hopeful the centre’s community programs and  services will continue thanks to a funding commitment from the state government (13 April)

SBS reports that Pro Bono legal services have increased by almost 10 percent from 2014 to 2016 according to the National Law Firm Pro Bono Survey. A key factor driving that increase is a rise in demand from asylum  seekers and refugees (13 April)

The West Australian reports that South West CLC received a Lotterywest grant to help the centre continue its  outreach work (11 April)

Hawkesbury Gazette reports that Western Sydney CLCs – Windsor office won’t be worse off due to a state  injection of funding (11 April)

 The Examiner reports that there was still funding uncertainty for Launceston CLC (11 April)

 Port Stephens Examiner reports that the outreach lawyer provided to the Yacaaba Centre by the Hunter CLC  would continue to work in the area, after the NSW government announced its $6m funding boost for the CLC  sector (10 April)

Moree Champion reports that North and North West Community Legal Service (NNWCLS) will be able to  continue its service thanks to state funding boost (10 April)

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that state funding is not enough to save CLCs (10 April)

 Port Macquarie News reports that CLCs have been spared a cut to services thanks to a state government  funding injection(10 April)

 Moonee Valley Leader reports that residents are expected to miss out on free legal services if the Federal  Government’s plan to slash funding for CLCs goes ahead (7 April).

Shepparton News suggests the Victorian Government should offer a similar rescue package for CLCs that the  NSW Government offered, and notes that Goulburn Valley Legal Centre will lose a third of its funding and be  forced to turn away family violence victims. (6 April)

Community Legal Centres warn cuts will leave Centrelink’s robo-debt targets helpless, which accounts for 20%  of total work at some centres currently, as reported by The Guardian (6 April)

The Guardian reports that the NSW state government has offered a $6m rescue package to community legal  centres to cover the federal funding shortfall, but the sector warns that the federal government’s looming cuts  will still threaten access to justice for tens of thousands of people in other states, unless the decision is  reversed in next month’s budget. (5 April)

 The NSW community legal sector relieved by ‘unexpected NSW Government rescue package, as reported by ABC News (5 April)

The Northern Daily Leader reports that the NSW state government has offered a $6m rescue package to CLCs to cover the federal funding shortfall (5 April)

Bendigo Advertiser reports that federal shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus has pledged to fully restore  $121,000 in funding to ARC Justice, (4 April)

Brisbane Times reports that LGBTI Legal Service will get $406,000 over the next three years from the  Queensland government. (3 April)

The Welfare Rights Centre, Illawarra Legal  Centre, Legal Aid NSW, and LawAccess NSW, are creating a  streamlined service for those wanting advice on the Centrelink debt cases as reported in The Guardian (1  April)

January – March

Community Legal Centres Queensland director James Farrell yesterday reported to the Courier Mail that he had so far met with Queensland MPs George Christensen, Terri Butler, Graham Perrett, Milton Dick, Michelle Landry and Warren Entsch and staff from One Nation Senator Malcolm Robert’s office in a bid to reverse federal funding cuts to the sector (30 March)

Consumer Action Law Centre posted videos about why the reversal of federal funding cuts matters to them  (30 March)

The Bunbury Mail reports that, thanks to a Lotterywest grant, South West Community Legal Centre in WA will continue to deliver legal and mediation services to disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the South West community (30 March)

Close to $5m has been injected into community legal centres by the Queensland state government, the Queensland Times reports (29 March)

North coast National Party MPs have broken ranks with party line over the survival of Murwillumbah Community Legal Service, with Local Nationals MLC Ben Franklin telling The Echo, “Community Legal Centres play an important role in our communities…I implore the federal government to reconsider its decision so CLCs can continue to deliver their invaluable service” (29 March)

A short-term state government funding arrangement in Tasmania will temporarily cover the federal funding shortfall of Tasmanian CLCs as reported by The Advocate (28 March)

Matilda Alexander, president of the LGBTI Legal Service told the Star Observer that the volunteer-run LGBTI Legal Service welcome funding from the Queensland Government, meaning more people will be able to get legal help (28 March)

The Palaszczuk Government has today announced a $2.1 million funding boost for vital Community Legal Centres in the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture region. Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has announced $51.3 million in State and Commonwealth funding for 36 community legal assistance services over the next three years, starting from July 1, as reported in My Sunshine Coast (27 March)

News.com.au reports that Senators have hit out at cuts to community legal centres, passing a motion to reverse the cuts (27 March)

Senator Jacqui Lambie cosponsors a Senate motion to reverse CLC funding cuts, stating that “we have a lucky country and they should have the right to have legal representation whether you have money or not,” as reported by SBS News (27 March)

Labor and the Greens cosponsored a Senate motion on Monday with crossbench senators Jacqui Lambie, Derryn Hinch and Skye Kakoschke-Moore (Nick Xenophon Team), calling on the government to reverse the 30% funding cut to CLCs, as reported in The Guardian (27 March)

Retiring judge Margaret McMurdo called on both the federal and state governments to do whatever they could to properly fund Community Legal Centres in The Brisbane Times, ahead of a 30 per cent Commonwealth cut from June. (24 March)

NSW Greens MLC Dawn Walker says budget cuts to CLCs will hurt vulnerable people in Tweed Shire, following news that the Murwillumbah Community Legal Service will close, as reported by The Echo (24 March)

Law Council of Australia tells The Guardian that cuts to CLCs are drastic and the impact would be disastrous on domestic violence victims and other vulnerable people, forcing CLCs to  turn away 36,000 vulnerable people seeking pro bono legal advice (23 March)

The Uniting Church writes an open letter to PM Malcolm Turnbull asking him to reverse funding cuts to CLCs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services around Australia. Add your name to the letter (21 March)

Darebin CLC tells the Herald Sun that federal funding cuts will result in turning away 500 people over the next three years as the Centre will lose 70% of its Commonwealth funding (21 March)

The Elizabeth Evatt CLC based in Katoomba tells The Lithgow Mercury that their weekly Lithgow outreach service may be reduced to a monthly service due to funding cuts, disproportionately affecting victims of family and domestic violence (20 March)

33 Law School Deans banded together to call on Attorney-General Brandis to reverse the funding cuts to CLCs in the Australian Financial Review (19 March)

Rosie Batty’s open letter to Turnbull asking him to reverse the cuts to CLCs to help address family violence. Add your name to the letter (16 March)

Gold Coast CLC tells the Gold Goast Bulletin that they will lose $30,000 under the federal funding cuts, which will include the loss of domestic violency lawyers (15 March)

The Illawarra Legal Centre spoke to the Illawarra Mercury and said they will need to turn away 500 people per year with the proposed funding cuts. They were supported by Labor MPs Sharon Bird and Stephen Jones (14 March)

Estelle Petrie from the Women’s Legal Service Victoria (WLSV) spoke on 3CR’s Done by Law program about funding cuts to the sector and the work of WLSV (14 March)

YFS Legal in QLD spoke to the Courier Mail about the impact of cuts on its services, staff and telephone advice line (14 March)

Former Chief Justice Robert French will lead an access to justice inquiry, and in the course of this will examine the funding of CLCs, as reported by The Australian (10 March)

Yarra Ranges CLC in Victoria spoke to The Age about the impact of funding cuts on services they provide to family violence victims (10 March)

In welcome news, the Tasmanian state government has committed to covering the federal funding shortfall of community legal centres (CLCs) over 2017/18, but NACLC is renewing calls for stable state and federal funding agreements (9 March)

 The Hunter CLC in NSW told the Port Stephens Examiner that they may have to close its Nelson Bay outreach service (8 March)

The National Association of Community Legal Centres today renewed calls on the Australian Government on this International Women’s Day to demonstrate its commitment to addressing family violence by reversing looming funding cuts to community legal centres (7 March)

Helen Creed, Director of WA Community Legal Centres notes the many domestic violence victims CLCs will have to turn away with impending cuts in The Advocate (3 March)

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) call on the government to reinstate funding to CLCs as a matter of urgency in Lawyers Weekly (1 March)

Western Sydney Community Legal Centre speaks to The Parramatta Sun and how the impending sector cuts have led to the redundancy of their Manager (1 March)

The Palaszczuk Government calls on the Turnbull Government to reverse its $2 million cuts to Queensland Community Legal Centres in My Sunshine Coast (1 March)

The UN special rapporteur on violence against women Dubravka Simonovic urged Australia to adequately fund crisis services and shelters for victims of DV, including the funding of CLCs in SBS News (27 Feb)

Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon, Paterson MP Meryl Swanson and Newcastle MP Sharon Claydon spoke to The Maitland Mercury in support of reinstating federal funding to the Hunter Community Legal Centre, (27 Feb)

The Peninsula Community Legal Centre has provided legal advice to 7966 clients since opening 40 years ago, but now fears for its future and is pleading for the government to reverse its decision and restore the funding in The Mornington Peninsula (27 Feb)

 Ross Lee from Robina Community Legal Centre and Victoria Shiel from Gold Coast Legal Service talk to The  Mercury about the increase in demands for their services (5 Feb)

 ACT Attorney-General, Gordon Ramsay called on the Federal Government to reverse its decision to cut  funding to community legal assistance services this year in  The Sydney Morning Herald (4 Feb)

 ACT Attorney-General, Gordon Ramsay called on the Federal Government to reverse its decision to cut  funding to community legal assistance services this year in PS News (2 Feb)

 James Farrell from CLC Queensland writes about domestic violence and how CLCs assist in the Courier Mail  (2 Feb)

James Farrell from CLC Queensland speaks with Catholic Leader about their report Enough is Enough on an  increase in  Queenslanders experiencing domestic violence seeking legal support (1 Feb)

 Victoria Shiel from Gold Coast Legal Service talks about the sharp increase in domestic violence services on  the Gold Coast in the Brisbane Times (31 Jan)

 James Farrell from CLC Queensland speaks with Lawyers Weekly about their report Enough is Enough on an  increase in  Queenslanders experiencing domestic violence seeking legal support (30 Jan)

 Raquel Dos Santos from Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House (QPILCH) Self-Representation  Service (SRS) speaks about funding for the service ending in June this year ABC Online (29 Jan)

 James Farrell from CLC Queensland speaking about domestic violence and turnaway rates in ABC Online (25 Jan)

 CLCs mentioned in relation to the Tasmanian community service sector coming together to support  those  affected by Centrelink’s new debt recovery system The Advocate (22 Jan)

 Dan Stubbs spokesman for NACLC, Polly Porteous from CLCNSW, Gerard Thomas from NSW Welfare  Rights Centre and Matthew Butt, from the National Social Security Rights Network, speak with The Sydney Morning Herald about the impending funding cuts for the CLC sector (abridged and syndicated to the  Newcastle Herald(16 Jan)

 CLCs Tasmania mentioned in relation to the Tasmanian community service sector coming together to support  those affected by Centrelink’s new debt recovery system Pro Bono News (16 Jan)

 Arlia Fleming from Elizabeth Evatt CLC talking about the impact funding cuts could have on services for  domestic violence  survivors The Daily Telegraph (15 Jan)

 Hobart and Launceston CLCs mentioned in relation to the Tasmanian community service sector coming  together to fund a welfare rights officer to assist with the new Centrelink debt recovery system The Daily Telegraph (also syndicated to the Mercury)(15 Jan)

 James Farrell from Community Legal Centres Queensland speaking about the Mental Health Act in The Age (5 Jan)

October – December

CLCs mentioned in relation to the Tasmanian community service sector coming together to support  those  affected by Centrelink’s new debt recovery system The Advocate (22 Jan)

Dan Stubbs spokesman for NACLC, Polly Porteous from CLCNSW, Gerard Thomas from NSW Welfare  Rights Centre and Matthew Butt, from the National Social Security Rights Network, speak with The Sydney  Morning  Herald about the impending funding cuts for the CLC sector (abridged and syndicated to the  Newcastle Herald (16 Jan)

CLCs Tasmania mentioned in relation to the Tasmanian community service sector coming together to support  those affected by Centrelink’s new debt recovery system Pro Bono News (16 Jan)

Arlia Fleming from Elizabeth Evatt CLC talking about the impact funding cuts could have on services for  domestic violence  survivors The Daily Telegraph (15 Jan)

Hobart and Launceston CLCs mentioned in relation to the Tasmanian community service sector coming  together to fund a welfare rights officer to assist with the new Centrelink debt recovery system The Daily Telegraph (also syndicated to the Mercury)(15 Jan)

James Farrell from Community Legal Centres Queensland speaking about the Mental Health Act in The Age  (5 Jan)

Dan Stubbs spokesman for NACLC, Jacqui Swinburne, from Redfern Legal Centre and Joanna Fletcher from  Women’s Legal Service Victoria speak with ABC AM about the surge in demand for CLCs over the  Christmas  period (27 Dec)

Dan Stubbs spokesman for NACLC, Jacqui Swinburne, from Redfern Legal Centre and Joanna Fletcher from  Women’s Legal Service Victoria speak with ABC Online about the surge in demand for CLCs over the  Christmas period (27 Dec)

Dan Stubbs speaking about the surge in demand for CLCs over the Christmas period and the looming funding  cuts News.com.au (27 Dec)

Joanna Fletcher from Women’s Legal Service (Vic) speaking about the funding cliff to ABC Online (21 Dec)

Legal services and Health Justice Partnerships mentioned in Pro Bono Australia (20 Dec)

Leanne Ho from Henry Davis York speaking on Radio National about why mid-tier law firms support calls for  funding to  be reinstated to CLCs (12 Dec) 

CLCAWA mentioned in WA Gov News as recipients of a LotteryWest grant (7 Dec)

 Steven Bliim from Murray Mallee Community Legal Service speaking to Sunraysia Daily about the growing  number of family violence cases in the region (7 Dec) (behind a paywall)

 NACLC mentioned as a signatory on the open letter calling for continued funding for homelessness services  on Pro Bono Australia (6 Dec)

 James Farrell, from CLCQLD speaking about Queensland’s historical gay sex laws to 9news Online (29 Nov)

 Gerard Brody from Consumer Action Law Centre in The Sydney Morning Herald speaking about pay day  lenders (28 Nov)

 Elena Rosenman from Women’s Legal Centre in The Sydney Morning Herald speaking about their new  domestic violence program (25 Nov)

Antoinette Braybrook from FVPLS (VIC) in The Guardian Australia speaking about the work of Family  Violence Prevention Legal Services (22 Nov)

Morry Bailes a partner at Tindall Gask Bentley Lawyers, treasurer of the Law Council of Australia and a past  president of the Law Society of SACLCs writes an opinion piece in InDaily about how legal aid works and  briefly also explains the work of CLCs (17 Nov)

Inner City Legal Centre’s work with transgender teens and its looming funding cuts featured in ABC Online (17  Nov)

EDONSW mentioned on 7 News with their work with Millers Point Fund Inc to protect a planned public park for  the Barangaroo foreshore (15 Nov)

CLCs mentioned in relation to funding cuts in The Advertiser (8 Nov)

CLCs mentioned in relation to an open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urging him to reverse cuts to  assistance services Lawyers Weekly (6 Nov)

Clare Sauro from Loddon Campaspe CLC speaking in Riverine Herald about no funding for services in  Echuca (paywall) (5 Nov)

CLCs mentioned with regard to a new funding model for training law students in ABC Online (4 Nov)

CLCs mentioned in relation to funding cuts and an open letter by the Law Societies calling for adequate  funding for legal assistance services in Courier Mail (3 Nov)

CLCs mentioned in an article about the Attorney-General in New Matilda (30 Oct)

NACLC mentioned in The Australian (behind paywall) in relation to the allocation of funding as part of the  $100 million  announced by the Prime Minister for family violence and related services (behind paywall) (29  Oct)

 Joanna Fletcher from WLS VIC on The Project calling for an end to perpetrators being able to cross-examine  their victims in Family Court and about the impending funding cuts for CLCs (28 Oct)

 Helen Campbell from WLS NSW  talks about funding cuts SBS Online (28 Oct)

 CLCs mentioned in relation to funding cuts on SBS Online (28 Oct)

 CLCs mentioned in relation to funding cuts on Radio National (28 Oct)

 Serina McDuff from the Federation of CLCs speaking about funding cuts in The Guardian Australia (28 Oct)

 CLCs mentioned in relation to funding cuts The Australian Financial Review (28 Oct)

CLCs mentioned in relation to further details about the next lot of allocations as part of the $100 million  national plan to address family violence Herald Sun (behind paywall) (28 Oct)

 Women’s Legal Services Australia calls for an end to women regularly being directly cross-examined by  abusive former partners during Family Court proceedings ABC Online (28 Oct)

 CLCs mentioned in relation to CLC funding cuts The Canberra Times (28 Oct)

 Sue Higginson from EDONSW on The Drum (from approx the 15min mark) speaking about the proposed  changes to the national laws that would limit access to environmental justice in Australia (25 Oct)

 Women’s Legal Services Australia and Helen Matthews from Women’s Legal Services Victoria speak with The  Sydney Morning Herald calling for an end to abusers being able to cross-examine their victims in Family Court  (25 Oct)

 Inner City Legal Centre mentioned in the Star Observer  for receiving the CLC NSW Award at the Law and  Justice Foundation of NSW, Justice  Awards (19 Oct)

 NACLC’s Dan Stubbs speaking about the sector meeting with the Attorney-General The Canberra Times (17  Oct)

Scott McDougall from Caxton Legal Centre speaking about pro bono lawyers to ABC Online (12 Oct)

July – September

Community Legal Services mentioned in The Age in an article about the Access to Justice Review report (4  October)

Ned Cutcher, senior policy officer at Tenants Union of NSW speaking to the The Sydney Morning Herald (3  Oct)

Victoria Shiel, Director of Gold Coast Community Legal Service speaking about the increased demand in  domestic and family violence services, Gold Coast Bulletin (1 Oct)

Cuts to funding for CLCs mentioned in The West Australian (25 Sept)

CLCs mentioned in an article about potentially putting a levy on gaming and alcohol companies to fund legal  services The Courier  Mail (23 Sept)

Justice Reinvestment and Community Legal Aid mentioned by Dr John Falzon, the CEO of St Vincent de  Paul Society of Australia in The Guardian Australia (20 Sept)

CLCs mentioned in an article about the Piddington Justice Project The West Australian (18 Sept)

Michelle McDonnell from the Federation of CLCs speaking about people with disabilities and  prisons Esperance Express (18 Sept)

Gerard Brody, CEO of the Consumer Action Law Centre speaking about businesses putting sales before  education The Sydney Morning Herald (12 Sept)

 NACLC mentioned in Australasian Lawyer (12 Sept)

 NACLC mentioned by the Australian Bar Association in ABC Online (8 Sept)

Caxton CLC launches its online version of the Queensland Law Handbook in The Westender (8 Sept)

Inner City CLC receives funding from Clover Moore for one of its programs Star Observer (31 Aug)

NACLC Census results (for Queensland) and CLCQLD mentioned in Australasian Lawyer (26 Aug)

Kimberley CLS mentioned in The West Australian (24 Aug)

Dan Stubbs, NACLC’s National spokesperson speaking with Fremantle Gazette (15 Aug)

Dan Stubbs, NACLC’s National spokesperson speaking with ABC Online (13 Aug)

Robyn Ayres from Arts Law Centre of Australia in Arts Hub

James Farrell from CLCQLD in Brisbane Times (12 Aug)

CLCs mentioned in Australasian Lawyer (11 Aug)

NACLC mentioned in ABC Online (10 Aug)

CLCs mentioned in Australasian Lawyer (9 Aug)

Dan Stubbs as NACLC’s National spokesperson speaking on the results of the NACLC Census to the Pro Bono Australia (9 Aug)

Kimberley CLC mentioned in ABC Online (8 Aug)

Elena Rosenman from Women’s Legal Centre (ACT) and Genevieve Bolton from Canberra Community Law  in Canberra Times (30 July)

Peter Multari from South West Sydney Legal Centre in Fairfield City Champion (29 July)

NACLC National Spokesperson Dan Stubbs in Lawyers Weekly talking about the partnership with LexisNexis  (25 July)

 Marilyn Wilksch from Riverland CLC talking about the (SA) State Government review into CLCs and Federal  Government funding cuts and the impact for the Centre in the Murray Pioneer (Paywall) (22 July)

EDO, Street Law and Tenancy WA mentioned in Business News (15 July)

 CLCs funding cuts mentioned in the Guardian (Australia) (12 July)

 Kingsford Legal Centre in the The Sydney Morning Herald (11 July)

 Helen Campbell from Women’s Legal Services NSW speaking about adoption and Polly from CLC NSW  speaking about the funding cuts in The Sydney Morning Herald  (10 July)

 Human Rights Law Centre, and CLCQLD in the Brisbane Times talking about funding cuts (7 July)

 Peter Multari from South West Sydney Legal Centre in the Daily Telegraph (5 July)

 NACLC and CLCs mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald (1 July)

April – June

Open letter written by Pro Bono Practices in private law firms The Australian (24 June)

CLCs mentioned in Lawyers Weekly (23 June)

Actor Michael Caton supports legal assistance funding campaign The Sydney Morning Herald (23 June)

Women’s Legal Centre ACT and Canberra Community Law mentioned in relation to ALP election funding The Sydney Morning Herald (22 June)

CLCs mentioned The Guardian – Australia (21 June)

Central Highlands Community Legal Service mentioned in the ALP election funding commitment in the Ballarat Courier (21 June)

Mount Druitt and Area Community Legal Centre mentioned in the ALP election funding commitment St Marys-Mt Druitt Star (21 June)

 Hume Riverina CLS mentioned in the ALP election funding commitment The Border Mail (21 June)

The Moonee Valley Legal Service, Western Community Legal Centre and  Shifrah Blustein from Brimbank Melton CLC in Maribyrnong Leader (21 June)

North-West Community Legal Centre mentioned along with ALP election funding commitment The Advocate (19 June)

Terry King from Armidale CLC talking about their services along with an ALP election funding commitment The Northern Daily Leader (17 June)

Community Legal Centres Tasmania’s Jane Hutchison talking about the funding cuts for CLCs The Mercury (15 June)

Jane Hutchison talking about the funding cuts for CLCs  The Examiner (15 June)

Jane Hutchison talking about the funding cuts for CLCs  ABC Online (15 June)

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus announced funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services members and the peak body Australasian Lawyer (14 June)

Labor candidate promises money for Cairns CLC The Cairns Post (14 June)

Labor candidate promises money for Northern Rivers CLC Clarence Valley Daily Examiner  (10 June)

Labor candidate promises money for Northern Rivers CLC Echonetdaily (10 June)

Greens candidate talks about funding cuts to CLCs in The Inverell Times (10 June)

Funding for CLCs mentioned in The Mercury (7 June)

Labor pledge funding for CLCs in 9news.com.au (6 June)

Labor pledge funding for CLCs in news.com.au (6 June)

Consumer Action’s Gerard Brody speaking about their campaign around consumer credit insurance (CCI), gap insurance and used-car extended warranties The Sydney Morning Herald (6 June)

CLCs mentioned in Caboolture News (and syndicated to two other local media sites) (1 June)

North and North West Community Legal Service’s Terri King and NACLC’s Dan Stubbs talking about funding for CLCs  The Inverell Times (31 May)

Whittlesea Community Connections’ Peta Fualau speaking about the number of clients the CLC sees and the potential impact funding cuts could have on the centre Star Weekly (30 May)

Illawarra Legal Centre’s Truda Gray speaking about the work her CLC has done in the community Illawarra Mercury (27 May)

SA CLCs mentioned in regard to the state review of CLCs in The Naracoorte Herald (26 May)

Moonee Valley Legal Service’s Brendan Lacota talking about the impact of funding cuts on his centre in the North West Leader (26 May)

Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre’s Jane Titterington speaking about the effect of funding cuts on her centre  Port Macquarie News (25 May)

SACCLS Tim Graham responding to the state government review report of CLCs in SA ABC News Online (24 May)

Tim Graham, Executive Director of JusticeNet SA and co-chair of the South Australian Council of Community Legal Centres responding to the SA government review of CLCs report InDaily (24 May)

Community Legal Centres mentioned on Lateline (23 May)

Nicky Snare, Chief Executive from Launceston CLC in the Tasmania Examiner talking about the potential impact funding cuts would have on Launceston CLC (23 May)

North Queensland Women’s Legal Service (NQWLS), Director, Anne Lewis speaks about domestic violence and NQWLS services ABCNewsOnline (23 May)

Canberra Community Law and Women’s Legal Centre (ACT) are mentioned in The Canberra Times (20 May)

NACLC and CLCs mentioned in Pro Bono News (19 May)

Fia Norton from Northern Rivers CLC and Amanda Alford from NACLC in the Clarence Valley Daily Examiner speaking about the potential impact of funding cuts on Northern Rivers CLC and the work of CLCs in NSW (19 may)

Amanda Alford from NACLC and the Mackay CLC mentioned in the Mackay Daily Mercury (18 May)

Community Legal Centres Queensland, Director, James Farrell and Amanda Alford from NACLC in the Gympie Times speaking about funding cuts and the work of CLCs in Queensland (18 May)

Dan Stubbs, spokesperson for NACLC in The Sunshine Coast Daily (18 May)

Central Queensland Community Legal Centre and Amanda Alford from NACLC in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin (18 May)

Dan Stubbs NACLC spokesperson in The Queensland Times speaking about the Federal Budget announcement of extra funding for legal assistance services that assist with family and domestic violence (18 May)

Tim Graham, Executive Director of JusticeNet SA and co-chair of the SACCLC writes about CLCs in South Australia. InDaily (17 May)

CLC turnaway rates mentioned in ABCNewsOnline (16 May)

Turn aways for CLCs mentioned in 7NewsOnline (16 May)

Funding cuts for CLCs in South Australia mentioned in The Advertiser (15 May)

CLCs mentioned on Radio National’s, Late Night Live show (12 May)

Dan Stubbs in The Sydney Morning Herald responding to the Federal Budget announcement of extra funding for legal assistance services that assist with family and domestic violence
(12 May)

Dan Stubbs in The Sydney Morning Herald responding to the Federal Budget announcement of extra funding for legal assistance services that assist with family and domestic violence
(12 May)

Additional funding for Legal Assistance Services (from the 2016 Federal Budget) mentioned in The Courier Mail (12 May)

Additional funding for Legal Assistance Services (from the 2016 Federal Budget) mentioned in The Courier Mail (12 May)

The Law Council of Australia in the Australasian Lawyer talking about funding cuts for legal assistance services (7 May)

Funding cuts to CLCs mentioned in The Mercury (7 May)

Funding cuts to CLCs mentioned in Women’s Agenda (6 May)

NACLC chair Rosslyn Monro talking about funding cuts for CLCs on RNBreakfast (5 May)

Rosslyn Monro talking about funding cuts for CLCs in The Australian behind paywall (5 May)

NACLC chair Rosslyn Monro talking about funding cuts in Pro Bono Australia (5 May)

Dr Chris Atmore from the Federation of CLCs speaking with ABCAM about funding cuts for CLCs (5 May)

Peter Noble Executive Officer of Loddon Campaspe CLC speaking to the Bendigo Advertiser about the effects of funding cuts for his centre and CLCs in general (5 May)

CLC funding cuts mentioned in ABCOnline (5 May)

CLC funding cuts mentioned in the Western Advocate (5 May)

Pasanna Mutha, the national coordinator for Women’s Legal Services Australia speaks to Sydney Morning Herald about its campaign to improve the family law system for survivors (5 May)

Rosslyn Monro talking about turn away rates in The New Daily (4 May)

Rosslyn Monro talking about funding cuts in Pro Bono Australia (4 May)

Peter Noble from Loddon Campaspe CLC speaking to the Bendigo Advertiser about the funding cuts CLCs (4 May)

CLC funding cuts mentioned in the Sydney Morning Herald (4 May)

Katie Fraser, acting Executive Officer from the Federation of CLCs (Vic) in the Daily Life talking about the federal budget and funding cuts to CLCs

Far West Community Legal Centre CEO Cathy Farry talks to ABCOnline about the potential impact of funding cuts for her centre (3 May)

Rosslyn Monro talking about funding cuts to CLCs in Lawyers Weekly (3 May)

Rosslyn Monro talking about family violence services and increasing demand for these services News.com.au (3 May)

Rosslyn Monro speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald about the Federal Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s report on Access to Justice (2 May)

Darren Lewin-Hill, Communications Manager at the Federation of CLCs speaking in The Guardian Australia about the Federal Government’s response to the the Productivity Commission’s report on Access to Justice (1 May)

Rosslyn Monro speaking to the ABCOnline about the Federal Government’s response to the Productivity Commission’s report on Access to Justice (30 April)

Rosslyn Monro  and Darren Lewin-Hill, from the Federation of CLCs speaking in Pro Bono Australia about the Federal Government’s response to the the Productivity Commission’s report on Access to Justice (29 April)

Community Legal Centres mentioned as part of National Youth Week in the Sydney Morning Herald (24 April)

Denis Nelthorpe, chief executive of WEstJustice, calls for more funding to support young people in legal trouble Star Weekly (20 April)

Rachna Muddagouni Chief Executive of Comm-Unity Plus talks about what the boost in new state government funding will mean for her centre Star Weekly (19 April)

David Manne, Executive Director, Refugee Legal speaks with The Age about new funding to assist asylum seekers living in Victoria (17 April)

Peter Noble speaks with the Bendigo Advertiser about the Victorian State Government’s funding package to tackle family violence, the state government (13 April)

Belinda Lo from Eastern CLC speaks with the Herald Sun about problems with the family court system (11 April)

Philippa Whitman, Chief Executive Officer from The Advocacy Service Centre speaks with The Queensland Times about how cuts may affect her centre (11 April)

Chris Atmore from the Federation speaks with The Guardian Australia about the Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations (8 April)

Alastair McEwin, Executive Director at Community Legal Centres NSW speaking with the Sydney Morning Herald about funding cuts for CLCs and Karen Cox and Alexandra Kelly from the Financial Rights Legal Centre speaking about potential cuts to translator services (4 April)