Media releases

 
Fri, 05/03/2019 - 15:14
Initial response from Community Legal Centres NSW, peak organisation for 37 NSW-based community legal centres, to the release of funding agreements from 2019-2022 for NSW Government funding for the Community Legal Service Program:
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 11:15
In warmly welcoming the continuation of Mark Speakman as Attorney General of NSW, peak community law organisation Community Legal Centres NSW has outlined three key areas of reform for the new government to ensure that more people in NSW have access to justice. “The community law sector welcomes the opportunity to continue working with Attorney General Mark Speakman. A new four year term for the Liberal/National Coalition government presents a fresh opportunity for reforms which benefit people and communities, while taking pressure off the justice system and other public services,” Community Legal Centres NSW Chairperson Katrina Ironside said.
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:15
Improving access to justice for victim-survivors of sexual assault and eradicating discriminatory structural power imbalances that allow offenders to commit sexual assault with no repercussions are at the heart of twelve important recommendations made by Community Legal Centres NSW to the current NSW Law Reform Commission inquiry into consent in relation to sexual offences.
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 09:46
Media release - 23 November 2018 | Controversial adoption reforms pushed through NSW Parliament in the final sitting day before the 2019 state election are likely to have concerning effects on vulnerable children and communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:12
 An overview of the problems with the proposed Children & Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill 2018.
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:30
 Public comment by CLCNSW Executive Director Tim Leach regarding rushed Care and Protection legislation in NSW.
Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:30
The community law sector in NSW welcomed today the NSW government’s commitment to access to justice in NSW, through the announcement of new funding and practices based on the recommendations of the 2017 Review of NSW Community Legal Centre Services (CLC Review).
Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:05
The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT), The Law Society of NSW, Community Legal Centres NSW and Kingsford Legal Centre have united to call upon the Australian and NSW Governments to recognise and address the shameful incarceration rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Thu, 03/15/2018 - 15:13
Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) and Redfern Legal Centre have welcomed key amendments to the State Debt Recovery Bill 2017 which passed the NSW Legislative Council last night.
Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:48
The Board of Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) is excited to announce the new Executive Director for the organisation. Tim Leach will start as Executive Director of CLCNSW on Monday 12 February 2018, coming to the sector with a wide range of skills and experience.
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:50
There are many legal and social barriers currently effecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. One of the most pressing is the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in our prisons. The Australian Law Reform Commission was asked to examine the factors that contribute to this and to consider law reform that would address this crisis.
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 11:15
Community Legal Centres in NSW are concerned that new child protection laws passed last night will see children removed from their family when it may not be in the child’s best interests.
Mon, 03/06/2017 - 08:54
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.
Fri, 02/24/2017 - 16:18
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.
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 10:43
Today, as we celebrate International Day of People with Disability, the Federal Government can demonstrate its commitment through continuing to invest in free legal help for people with disability, says Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW)