Stories from CLCs

Wed, 01/12/2021 - 10:06
The Employment Rights Legal Service is a new free legal service for migrants and vulnerable workers in NSW.
Wed, 24/11/2021 - 14:48
This year community legal centres in NSW supported more than 54,000 people and provided more than 185,000 services. Our movement supports people experiencing violence and abuse, financial hardship, housing insecurity, discrimination, and other legal issues.
Mon, 15/11/2021 - 12:02
A fair and just immigration system means that a person’s right to feel safe, to stay with their kids and to fully participate in our community is not dependent on their visa status.
Mon, 15/11/2021 - 11:42
Far West Community Legal Centre on community power, ending postcode injustice, and the change needed to ensure people in regional, rural and remote areas can access the support they need to thrive and live safe and healthy lives.
Thu, 04/11/2021 - 15:47
The HIV/AIDS Legal Centre has a vision for justice that tackles stigma, ends discrimination, and ensures the social and physical wellbeing of people living with HIV.
Thu, 04/11/2021 - 10:34
Housing, domestic violence, and fines have an added complexity in Albury–Wodonga, a town that straddles both New South Wales and Victoria. By Hume Riverina Community Legal Service.
Thu, 04/11/2021 - 10:15
Systemic change is needed to address the abuse of older people, and ensure that the rights and values of older people are respected. By Seniors Rights Service.
Thu, 04/11/2021 - 09:58
Strengthening sex workers' rights, a fairer system for trans people, and a compassionate health-based approach to drug use are all part of Inner City Legal Centre's vision for a just future.
Mon, 27/09/2021 - 10:22
This community-controlled organisation provides holistic and culturally safe legal and non-legal services in Forbes and throughout the central-west.
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
Our 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.