The Community Law Australia campaign received a welcome media boost this week with the release of the 2012 Community Sector Survey by ACOSS.
ACOSS CEO, Dr Cassandra Goldie, and Community Law Australia Chair, Michael Smith, were prominent in highlighting the demand pressures, turn-away rates and underfunding faced by community legal centres around Australia.
Here are some of the highlights, and a selection other related media.
- Nation’s vulnerable are being turned away by welfare organisations, ABC TV News, 12 August 2012
- Community sector survey, ABC Radio National Breakfast, 13 August 2012
- Housing top worry for disadvantaged, agency’s poll shows, The Age, 13 August 2012
- 20,000 are refused help with housing, The Australian, 13 August 2012
- Community legal service “in crisis”, The Wire, 13 August 2012
- Homeless services at crisis levels – report, Pro Bono News, 13 August 2012
- Housing and legal services swamped: SACOSS, ABC News Online, 13 August 2012
- Cut negative gearing to help the poor: ACOSS, 7 News, 13 August 2012
- Community welfare groups face big cuts to vital funds, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 August 2012
- Aid provides clear economic benefit, The Australian Financial Review, p.36, 10 August 2012 (read our release)
- Legal centre move marks anniversary, Frankston Times, 16 August 2012 (see p.5)
- Peninsula legal service gets new home, Mornington Peninsula Leader, 10 August 2012
- Employee “spied on, publicly humiliated, segregated”, WA Today, 8 August 2012
- Limited legal aid equals justice denied: lawyers, ABC News Online, 6 August 2012
- Tenant service cut to hurt most vulnerable, Townsville Bulletin, 1 August 2012
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