Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:07
Policy Focus | Early independent legal advice in child protection matters is crucial to helping parents explore their options to prevent permanent child removal, write Charlotte Buckton and Karin Ness from Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre.
Mon, 03/04/2019 - 12:06
Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre has released a resource guide to help survivors of family violence resolve the negative impact of economic abuse and financial hardship.
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:59
Following extensive advocacy by Women’s Legal Service NSW, the Tenants’ Union of NSW, many community legal centres and many other community organisations, changes to NSW renting laws that provide greater protections for domestic violence victims-survivors will commence on 28 February 2019.
Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:15
Improving access to justice for victim-survivors of sexual assault and eradicating discriminatory structural power imbalances that allow offenders to commit sexual assault with no repercussions are at the heart of twelve important recommendations made by Community Legal Centres NSW to the current NSW Law Reform Commission inquiry into consent in relation to sexual offences.
Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:18
Policy Focus | In Australia and overseas, alternative legal responses to sexual and domestic violence are increasingly being explored to better meet the needs of victims/survivors. One such alternative is restorative justice, which Thea Deakin-Greenwood and Jane Bolitho argue offers an opportunity to refocus an otherwise adversarial (and sometimes inaccessible) process on the needs and rights of victims.
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:35
Every Tuesday civil lawyer Matt Taylor packs his lunch and heads back to school, where he spends the day with young people talking about legal issues or questions they may have.
Thu, 12/13/2018 - 15:37
Community Legal Centres NSW recently contacted key members of parliament about our strong opposition to harsh new rules that make an 85% cut in the disability support pension suspension period for prisoners.
Fri, 11/23/2018 - 09:46
Media release - 23 November 2018 | Controversial adoption reforms pushed through NSW Parliament in the final sitting day before the 2019 state election are likely to have concerning effects on vulnerable children and communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:26
A summary of our joint submission to the Inquiry on Legislative exemptions that allow faith-based educational institutions to discriminate against students, teachers and staff
Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:26
We delivered an open letter to NSW Parliament calling on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to reconsider proposed adoption laws currently before parliament. 64 organisations and over 1,100 people have signed the letter and you were among the signatories. (It's now at 1600, see below).
Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:12
An overview of the problems with the proposed Children & Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment Bill 2018.
Fri, 10/26/2018 - 12:30
Public comment by CLCNSW Executive Director Tim Leach regarding rushed Care and Protection legislation in NSW.
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 15:33
On Saturday 11 August, our Advocacy and Communications Manager, Mark Riboldi, spoke on a panel at the 2018 UTS Law Students Society ‘From Thoughts to Actions’ Social Justice Conference.
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 09:34
Hunter Community Legal Centre have secured almost $50,000 funding for the Hunter Youth Law Service in the latest round of the NSW Law & Justice Foundation's grants program.
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 17:01
The Hunter Community Legal Centre has received funding from the Law and Justice Foundation for the new Hunter Youth Law Service.