Latest news

Mon, 27/09/2021 - 10:22
We’re excited to welcome Binaal Billa Family Violence Prevention Legal Service to our membership. This community-controlled organisation provides holistic and culturally safe legal and non-legal services in Forbes and throughout the central-west.
Thu, 16/09/2021 - 16:32
Over 100 prominent members of the legal, academic and political profession have endorsed an open letter sent to the NSW Premier, calling on the NSW Government to revoke wrongly issued COVID-19 fines.
Tue, 14/09/2021 - 16:12
 After two decades of intervention and promises, Australia has a moral obligation to take steps toward protecting those most at risk of the Taliban. By Arif Hussein.
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, 16/08/2021 - 15:03
Skills development, training and collaboration are important. That's why we organise Quarterlies - a chance for everyone who works at community legal centres in New South Wales to catch-up, learn, share experiences, and coordinate advocacy.
Wed, 04/08/2021 - 13:37
To stop the spread of COVID-19 across Greater Sydney and New South Wales we need clear, culturally appropriate communication, strong economic, health and social supports, and community relationships based on trust. By contrast, government rhetoric casts our efforts as a ‘war’ with an ever-increasing reliance on compliance and control measures by NSW Police and the Australian Defence Force. This approach risks alienating marginalised communities and cultivates fear and mistrust.
Thu, 08/07/2021 - 10:47
The  First Nations Cadetship Administrator’s  primary role is  to  oversee the implementation of  the  new  Community Legal Centres NSW First Nations Cadetship  Program,  which will run in selected community legal  centres in NSW. 
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
A 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.
Tue, 22/06/2021 - 13:08
Today’s budget delivers a disappointing outlook for the future of access to justice in New South Wales and is a missed opportunity to address rising inequality and disadvantage.
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).
Mon, 24/05/2021 - 09:44
The Northern Rivers region is beset by soaring rental prices, social housing issues, and a crisis of housing instability and homelessness. Sally Latter, from the Northern Rivers Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service, on why it's time to end no-grounds evictions and transform the housing system.
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.
Wed, 12/05/2021 - 10:03
LevelUP, an innovative project at Mid North Coast Community Legal Centre, provided vital support to young people exiting out-of-home-care. Programs like this ensure that fewer young people slip through the cracks and end up homeless, incarcerated, facing debt, or in danger.