Community Legal Centres NSW, peak body for community legal centres in NSW, today welcomed Australian Law Reform Commission's opening of submissions for the inquiry into the incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
In case you missed it, the Federal Government have announced significant changes to consumer protections in the banking and financial services space. While the new Bank Levy received all the headlines, there are a number of huge changes that are a big deal for consumers, lawyers and financial counsellors alike.
The 2017-18 NSW Budget confirms the NSW government's commitment to increasing access to justice in NSW, in the form of an additional $6 million over two years.
Media Release: CLCNSW welcome crucial funding from NSW government
CLCNSW welcome crucial funding from NSW governmentNSW Attorney General Mark Speakman today announced over $6 million over two years in additional funding for community legal centres in NSW, stepping in to fill the void created by a pending reduction in funding by the federal government of 23 per cent in NSW. More >
Pending Federal funding cuts to community legal centres across Australia will put some of the most vulnerable people in the country at further risk of harm. Community Legal Centres NSW is calling on the Federal Government to commit to reversing the cuts, in light of support from the NSW Attorney General and commitments from the Labor Party.
Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) have welcomed today's announcement of the Australian Labor Party's commitment to campaigning against Federal funding cuts to community legal centres, due to commence on 1 July 2017.