Media releases

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.
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 10:38
Community Legal Centres NSW welcomes the news that the NSW Premier Mike Baird has today signed off on funding for Community Legal Centres for the next financial year.
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:35
The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) welcomes the announcement made by the Commonwealth Attorney-General today that the funding cuts to community legal centres (CLCs) included in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) 2013, will be reversed.
Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:04
Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) last week provided additional information to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women about the recent changes to the NSW victim’s compensation scheme.
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 11:13
Community Legal Centres in NSW call on MPs to amend new child protection laws introduced to Parliament last week. Community Legal Centres are concerned that the child protection system will be sped up to make it easier to remove children irrespective of what’s in the child’s best interests.
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 11:10
Legal, health, women’s, youth and community organisations have written to Minister Goward about proposed changes to child protection laws in NSW. In an open letter to the Minister, these organisations have expressed their concerns that changes to child protection laws may disproportionately impact on vulnerable and disadvantaged families, without giving careful consideration to the best interests of the child.
Thu, 05/30/2013 - 11:19
Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) is extremely disappointed that the NSW Parliament has passed legislation abolishing the Victims Compensation Scheme, only to replace it with a scheme that fails victims of some of the most serious crimes, including sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence.
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:09
CLCNSW welcomes the statement today by the NSW Attorney General Greg Smith SC that funding for legal services should be directed to those who cannot afford legal advice and for matters which are in the public interest. For over 40 years, Community Legal Centres (CLCs) have been providing services to people who have been shut out of the legal system. People who are experiencing housing issues, have a disability or are attempting to escape family violence have all benefitted from the work CLCs do.