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Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:21
The coronial inquest into the deaths of Jack and Jennifer Edwards at the hands of their father has highlighted systemic failings on the part of police in responding to domestic violence in NSW.
Tue, 09/01/2020 - 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.
Tue, 08/18/2020 - 16:28
Community Legal Centres NSW coordinates training days to assist staff of our member centres to access professional development.
Tue, 08/18/2020 - 09:36
7-9 September 2020 | The Community Legal Centres NSW Quarterlies are three-day community legal centre sector network and training opportunities held in Sydney four times a year. The September 2020 Quarterly will be held via Zoom conferencing.
Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:38
 Up to 70% of domestic violence victims-survivors report abuse of a companion or other animal by the perpetrator. Currently, laws in New South Wales (NSW) do not adequately protect human or animal victims-survivors of family violence. However, some NSW parliamentarians are in the mood for change. In this article the Animal Defenders Office considers options for reform to provide greater protection to those suffering abuse and domestic violence, both human and animal.
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 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, 07/27/2020 - 16:03
Community Legal Centres NSW supports the right of people to protest, and we particularly support the right of all people to protest the continuing injustice being experienced by Aboriginal people in NSW and nationally. The family of the late David Dungay Jr should be entitled and supported to publicly seek justice, and many, many others will want to support them. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
Mon, 06/15/2020 - 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.
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 12:49
Nassim Arrage (CEO, Community Legal Centres Australia) writes on the importance of supporting people demonstrating as part of the Black Lives Matter and Stop Deaths in Custody movements, and the role of Legal Observers at demonstrations.
Wed, 06/10/2020 - 12:39
 COVID-19 is impacting all of us around the world, it knows no borders. Despite the recent easing of lockdown measures, some of the most marginalised people in our community will be feeling the impacts of the pandemic for many months, perhaps years to come.
Thu, 05/21/2020 - 15:53
 For National Reconciliation Week, Community Legal Centres NSW will be hosting a virtual film screening of '88', a Q&A, and a screening of the trailer for 'In My Blood It Runs'. The event will be held via Zoom, next Thursday, 28 May at 12:30pm-2:30pm. All are welcome to join!
Thu, 04/30/2020 - 15:03
26-27 May 2020 | The Community Legal Centres NSW Quarterlies are two-day community legal centre sector network and training opportunities held in Sydney four times a year. The May 2020 Quarterly will be held via Zoom conferencing.
Thu, 04/30/2020 - 08:26
This article highlights some of the particular challenges the COVID-19 pandemic crisis presents for migrant workers, arguing that extending supports to these workers is not only key to ensuring they do not fall between the cracks but also to helping the nation’s economic recovery.