In the 1980s, I worked with others to establish a self-funded legal service, to provide a mix of paid work, and free work to the disadvantaged.
All Australians can now choose who knocks on their door – thanks to the work of a CLC. Sick of door knocking sales people? The answer now is simple. You can put a “do not knock” sticker on your door, … 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.
CLCs across the country have written to the major party candidates in their local electorates ahead of Election Day in a quest for more clarity about their plans for access to justice in the community. Legal problems can crop up … Continue reading
An all too common problem seen by some community legal centres is that of vulnerable – often elderly – people who have been coerced into signing up as co-borrowers or guarantors for loans for their children or other relatives. Lenders … Continue reading
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.
We like to think of ourselves as rational decision-makers, but the power of psychological selling techniques can have a serious financial impact for many. Community legal centres that specialise in consumer and debt issues regularly help people who have felt … Continue reading