Media Wrap

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)