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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.
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 16:13
Alastair Lawrie, Senior Policy Officer at PIAC, writes on the public forum held by PIAC and Gilbert + Tobin to discuss the Religious Discrimination Bill.
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 10:40
25-26 February 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.
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 14:43
 27 February 2020 | A Legal Training Day for our members, with individual and panel presentations on immigration law, strategic litigation, disability discrimination, mental health law, and legal ethics
Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:33
See how Financial Rights Legal Centre has been helping people in affected communities with their disaster insurance claims.
Tue, 01/21/2020 - 12:57
 Justine O'Reilly, Principal Solicitor of Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre, writes about her experience of visiting bushfire-ravaged communities on the South Coast in January 2020.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 16:21
 Despite a plethora of inquiries into family law over the past ten years, insufficient action has been taken to protect the safety of children, young people and adult survivors of family violence. With nearly 70% of cases in family courts involving allegations of family violence, the need for urgent action is greater than ever. In this article, Liz Snell from Women’s Legal Service NSW (who is also a member of Women’s Legal Services Australia’s Co-ordinating Committee) reflects on recent inquiries into the family law system and the Government’s proposed family court merger.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:49
Article provided by Emily Phipps, Arts Law Centre
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:30
The North & North West Community Legal Service is currently working on opening a second office located in Moree NSW, which they aim to have operational from early January 2020. Article provided by Terri King and Sandy Watt, North & North West Community Legal Service.
Wed, 12/11/2019 - 11:14
Welcome to new CLCNSW Chairperson, Arlia Fleming.