Community Legal Centres NSW regularly supports campaigns coordinated by other organisations or networks across the state and nationally. The campaigns we support cover a broad range of social issues, all of which work in some way to improve access to justice. Below are the most recent campaigns we've supported.
- Safety First in Family Law
Women's Legal Services Australia (October 2019)
Family violence campaigner Rosie Batty has joined forced with women's legal services across Australia to call on the Federal Government to reform the family law system to keep women and children safe.
- Joint Statement – Make family law safe
Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (October 2019)
Over 100 peak bodies and practitioners working to prevent and respond to violence against women and children made a joint statement rejecting the legitimacy of the federal government’s new Family Law Inquiry.
- Fair Treatment
Campaign for greater investment in drug treatment services, especially in rural and regional areas, as well as a compassionate, health-based response to problematic drug use in NSW and the ACT.
- Sex Work Reforms in Queensland
RESPECT (August 2019)
The campaign for the decriminalisation of sex work in Queensland.
- Disability Rights Now 2019
People with Disability Australia (July 2019)
Australian Civil Society Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
- NSW Pro-Choice Alliance
Led by the Women's Electoral Lobby (May 2019)
Campaign to remove abortion from the NSW Crimes Act and to ensure that abortion is regulated like any other health procedure.
- Stop Gambling with our Future
Alliance for Gambling Reform (May 2019)
Calling on all Australian political parties to ban sports gambling advertising.
- Open Letter: Rise in the use and application of strip searches in NSW
Redfern Legal Centre (May 2019)
Expressing concerns about increases in the use and application of strip searches in NSW.
- Joint statement: Call for Commissioners to step down from Royal Commission
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (April 2019)
Joint statement that two members appointed to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability have significant conflicts of interest that threaten the integrity of the Royal Commission process. In addition, a request that all Commissioners fully declare any and all potential, perceived or actual conflicts of interests, and be willing to step aside from hearings that involve their conflicts of interest.
- Statement of Principles on Compulsory Income Management
Accountable Income Management Network (April 2019)