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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.
Tue, 04/28/2020 - 17:06
 Illawarra Legal Centre (ILC) has started working with a seconded paralegal from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF).
Wed, 04/15/2020 - 18:29
Simon Crase at Hume Riverina Community Legal Service writes on Hume Riverina Community Legal Service's efforts to maintain staff cohesiveness and morale through being thrust into a new WFH world of self-isolation.
Fri, 03/27/2020 - 12:30
To ensure the potential social harms caused by COVID-19 are minimised to the greatest extent possible, Community Legal Centres NSW has worked with expert specialist community legal centres within our membership to develop a set of critical social policy interventions.
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 15:03
It sounds preposterous – given the ongoing climate crisis and recent bushfire emergency besieging communities across the state – but the NSW Government is actually proposing to restrict consideration of greenhouse gas emissions and prevent decision-makers from putting conditions on fossil fuel approvals relating to their downstream emissions. This article looks at two current threats to the way greenhouse gas emissions and climate change are currently considered in fossil fuel development assessments in NSW.
Wed, 03/04/2020 - 10:48
Climate change impacts most severely the very people and communities that community legal centres make it our core business to represent: people who experience social and economic discrimination and disadvantage. Community Legal Centres NSW sees responding to climate change as a critical step in the pursuit of justice for all. We need to be a voice in the national conversation about climate change, and the need for an urgent, adequate and just response.
Thu, 02/20/2020 - 12:04
After six official insurance catastrophes in five months, decisive action by Australian governments to implement long-term policy reforms in home insurance is long overdue. With serious weather events predicted to be more frequent and more intense as climate change progresses, the need for these reforms is now more urgent than ever.
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 12:40
 Information for community legal centres about the CLC Roadshow to Parliament, 27 February 2020.