The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) has welcomed the Final Report released yesterday by the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee into ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of law enforcement and justice services’. The Report contains a … Continue reading
Leading community lawyers from across Australia will meet in Canberra tomorrow to brief Members of Parliament and Senators about the work of Community Legal Centres (CLCs) and call for urgent action to help people missing out on legal help. The … 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 expressed concern that the two major parties had not released a plan to address access to justice ahead of the Election, despite receiving a written request from CLA three weeks ago.
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 today welcomed the submission made by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services with supporting community legal centres to ensure that the upcoming Productivity Commission into Access to Justice examines those who face some of the greatest … Continue reading
Community Law Australia today welcomed increased funding to ensure that community legal centres across the country can service more people in need of legal help. New funding announced by the Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus today of $33 million nationally over 4 … Continue reading
Community Law Australia commended the appointment of Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes AM to the new inquiry into Legal Barriers for People with Disabilities announced by the Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus yesterday. The inquiry, which will be conducted by the Australian … Continue reading
Community Law Australia has today welcomed the Attorney-General’s announcement that the Productivity Commission will examine the legal access crisis in Australia, and consider how best to improve access. Community Law Australia Spokesperson Carolyn Bond said that access to justice should … Continue reading