Media Release: Legal assistance services key for access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities confirms new Parliamentary Report

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

Greens respond to problem of unmet legal need, but where do the other parties sit?

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

Productivity Commission inquiry into access to justice risks neglecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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

Access to justice brought closer with $33 million funding boost

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

Inquiry into legal barriers for people with disabilities a significant opportunity

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

Productivity Commission inquiry a welcome and timely response to the access to justice crisis

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