Stories from CLCs

 
Mon, 30/08/2021 - 17:03
Being underpaid is a common experience for many young Australian workers. The Young Workers’ Rights Service is helping this cohort combat wage theft and recover their unpaid wages.
Mon, 05/07/2021 - 12:15
After an incredible 22 years of service, Dianne Day - a much-loved member of the Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre - is retiring.
Mon, 05/07/2021 - 11:36
A new $200,000 scholarship will enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander university students to gain valuable work experience in community legal centres across New South Wales. 
Wed, 30/06/2021 - 14:14
A recent report by the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research concluded that there was no significant spike in domestic violence during COVID lockdowns. However, community legal centres say that crime data fails to capture the whole picture.
Wed, 09/06/2021 - 09:24
The argument that acting on climate change is not core to community legal centres business no longer holds (if it ever did).
Wed, 12/05/2021 - 10:34
For over ten years, three community legal centres have provided free legal advice to women in prison. While the program helps women to stay connected to their communities and families, it has never received government funding.
Wed, 12/05/2021 - 10:03
LevelUP, an innovative project at Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre, provided vital support to young people exiting out-of-home-care. Programs like this ensure that fewer young people slip through the cracks and end up homeless, incarcerated, facing debt, or in danger.
Tue, 04/05/2021 - 11:32
A new Underpayments Advice Clinic at Marrickville Legal Centre is combatting wage theft and helping workers seek justice. We spoke to Lucy Carroll and Jack Ding about what wage theft is, how to identify if you’re being underpaid, and their experience of the first few months of running the clinic.
Tue, 04/05/2021 - 10:57
Funding for a key justice advocacy service in NSW is set to expire in June.
Wed, 07/04/2021 - 10:01
A key part of Kingsford Legal Centre’s work is responding to the endemic issue of sexual harassment through a specialist state-wide clinic. Their Sexual Harassment Legal Service holistically responds to sexual harassment by providing better redress for people who have experienced sexual harassment, running community legal education sessions, and advocating for systemic legal and institutional change.
Mon, 29/03/2021 - 15:10
Our thoughts go out to the individuals, families and communities impacted by the devastating floods that have destroyed and damaged a staggering number of homes, infrastructure, animals and properties across the state in 2021. Community legal centres on the group are here for you, to help with issues such as insurance, tenancy, debt, lost documents, and more.
Tue, 01/09/2020 - 17:10
Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) has identified sexual harassment as a key strategic focus of its state-wide discrimination work. As a response to community need KLC has launched a specialist Sexual Harassment Legal Service.
Wed, 05/08/2020 - 16:13
 Hume Riverina Community Legal Service writes on their unique experience as a cross-border community legal centre whose catchment is split by the NSW-Victorian border.
Mon, 15/06/2020 - 17:06
The economic effects of COVID-19 have already been devastating, but the worst may be yet to come as aftershocks ripple through the country in the coming months. This will likely be particularly devastating for people who need support from the social security system.