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Thu, 02/04/2021 - 09:08
 At the start of 2021, we find ourselves in the middle of another harmful public debate about the rights of trans and gender diverse children simply to be themselves. The NSW One Nation Education Legislation Amendment (Parental Rights) Bill 2020, which is currently open for public comment, would deny children in our community the right to be seen, to be protected, and to be treated with integrity by schools and teachers.
Mon, 02/01/2021 - 14:44
22-24 February 2021 | The Community Legal Centres NSW Quarterlies are three-day community legal centre sector network and training opportunities held in Sydney four times a year. The February 2021 Quarterly will be held via Zoom conferencing.
Wed, 12/02/2020 - 11:01
 Early on in the COVID-19 health crisis, as the first cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Australia and its seriousness became clearer, we knew the pandemic would have an impact on everyone across our communities, but renting households would be particularly vulnerable. Many renters work in sectors that were immediately hard hit by the pandemic such as retail, hospitality, tourism, and the tertiary education sector. They are generally more likely to be in casual or otherwise precarious work situations. And their housing, not only unaffordable before the crisis, is also, always insecure.
Tue, 12/01/2020 - 09:48
The gambling industry in New South Wales, particularly the poker machine sector, is extremely influential. In this article, Kate Da Costa from the Alliance for Gambling Reform examines a proposed reform that will change the gambling exclusion system in the state. The reforms ensure that people, often those who are most profitable to venues, are better supported when they seek to stay away from poker machines.
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 14:03
At our November 2020 Quarterly open plenary, we heard from five speakers on the topic of gendered violence and safety. Christine Robinson, Shannon Oates, Isobel McGarity, Arlia Fleming and Thea Deakin Greenwood all addressed the question: What needs to change in the justice system to improve safety for victims of gendered violence?
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 12:07
The impact of COVID-19 – and the public health response to it – on communities and workplaces has been harsh. It is also becoming increasingly clear that the crisis is worsening class, racial and gender inequalities. These impacts including disproportionate job insecurity, significantly increased childcare responsibilities, unsafe working conditions, women are already bearing the brunt of the pandemic’s negative impacts and will continue to do so long into the future.
Thu, 11/26/2020 - 10:46
 We're hiring: Locum Capacity Building Coordinator (part-time)
Wed, 11/04/2020 - 12:32
This training is for managers, including senior leaders in Community Legal Centres. It will also be useful for individuals preparing to step into management roles.
Wed, 11/04/2020 - 12:04
23-25 November 2020 | The Community Legal Centres NSW Quarterlies are three-day community legal centre sector network and training opportunities held in Sydney four times a year. The November 2020 Quarterly will be held via Zoom conferencing.
Wed, 09/16/2020 - 10:21
The coronial inquest into the deaths of Jack and Jennifer Edwards at the hands of their father has highlighted systemic failings on the part of police in responding to domestic violence in NSW.
Tue, 09/01/2020 - 17:10
Kingsford Legal Centre (KLC) has identified sexual harassment as a key strategic focus of its state-wide discrimination work. As a response to community need KLC has launched a specialist Sexual Harassment Legal Service.
Tue, 08/18/2020 - 16:28
Community Legal Centres NSW coordinates training days to assist staff of our member centres to access professional development.
Tue, 08/18/2020 - 09:36
7-9 September 2020 | The Community Legal Centres NSW Quarterlies are three-day community legal centre sector network and training opportunities held in Sydney four times a year. The September 2020 Quarterly will be held via Zoom conferencing.
Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:38
 Up to 70% of domestic violence victims-survivors report abuse of a companion or other animal by the perpetrator. Currently, laws in New South Wales (NSW) do not adequately protect human or animal victims-survivors of family violence. However, some NSW parliamentarians are in the mood for change. In this article the Animal Defenders Office considers options for reform to provide greater protection to those suffering abuse and domestic violence, both human and animal.