In the News
Funding cuts to community legal sector
The Saturday Paper, 1-7 February 2020. By Royce Kurmelovs
A government funding debacle has hurt the community legal sector across the country, forcing centres to close down and leaving vulnerable people in the lurch.
National FVPLS Forum Defunding
The Federal Government has announced that it intends to end funding to the National FVPLS Forum, which provides an essential voice for Aboriginal women and children who are survivors of family violence and sexual assault. Community Legal Centres Australia stands with other organisations calling for this funding to be reinstated.
Proposed Family Court Merger
We have been working with Womens Legal Services Australia in trying to change the Attorney’s mind about his proposed merger of the Family Court with the Federal Circuit Court. Our combined media release and open letter to the Attorney-General is below.
While the Open Letter has been sent to the Attorney-General, we are continuing to accept co-signatories to the letter for further advocacy opportunities. To join us in this work and co-sign the letter, please send your name, position, organisation to Liz Snell at email@example.com.
The latest media is here.
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