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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)
Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:46
This year, Community Legal Centres in NSW are celebrating 40 years of fighting for justice.
Mon, 08/03/2015 - 10:40
Yesterday the NSW Attorney General outlined how victims’ compensation impacted by the new scheme would be dealt with by the Government.
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.
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:37
Community Legal Centres NSW recently contacted key members of parliament about our strong opposition to harsh new rules that make an 85% cut in the disability support pension suspension period for prisoners.
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:26
We delivered an open letter to NSW Parliament calling on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to reconsider proposed adoption laws currently before parliament. 64 organisations and over 1,100 people have signed the letter and you were among the signatories. (It's now at 1600, see below).
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:12
 An overview of the problems with the proposed Children & Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill 2018.
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:33
On Saturday 11 August, our Advocacy and Communications Manager, Mark Riboldi, spoke on a panel at the 2018 UTS Law Students Society ‘From Thoughts to Actions’ Social Justice Conference.
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:34
Hunter Community Legal Centre have secured almost $50,000 funding for the Hunter Youth Law Service in the latest round of the NSW Law & Justice Foundation's grants program.
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:01
The Hunter Community Legal Centre has received funding from the Law and Justice Foundation for the new Hunter Youth Law Service.
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).
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, 03/04/2019 - 12:06
Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre has released a resource guide to help survivors of family violence resolve the negative impact of economic abuse and financial hardship.
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:59
Following extensive advocacy by Women’s Legal Service NSW, the Tenants’ Union of NSW, many community legal centres and many other community organisations, changes to NSW renting laws that provide greater protections for domestic violence victims-survivors will commence on 28 February 2019.
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:35
Every Tuesday civil lawyer Matt Taylor packs his lunch and heads back to school, where he spends the day with young people talking about legal issues or questions they may have.
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:37
Community Legal Centres NSW recently contacted key members of parliament about our strong opposition to harsh new rules that make an 85% cut in the disability support pension suspension period for prisoners.
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:26
We delivered an open letter to NSW Parliament calling on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to reconsider proposed adoption laws currently before parliament. 64 organisations and over 1,100 people have signed the letter and you were among the signatories. (It's now at 1600, see below).
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:33
On Saturday 11 August, our Advocacy and Communications Manager, Mark Riboldi, spoke on a panel at the 2018 UTS Law Students Society ‘From Thoughts to Actions’ Social Justice Conference.
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:01
The Hunter Community Legal Centre has received funding from the Law and Justice Foundation for the new Hunter Youth Law Service.