Legal Aid and CLCs
16th May 2019
In the lead up to the federal election, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has called on the major parties to commit to significantly increasing funding for community legal services.
1st Apr 2019
In the lead up the to the federal budget announcement, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) has called on the government to significantly increase funding for community legal services.
15th May 2018
The Commonwealth’s failure to increase funding to resources-strapped Community Legal Centres (CLCs) means that people with legitimate personal injury or compensation claims are more likely than ever to simply give up on seeking justice through the legal system, the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) said today.
3rd Jul 2014
A powerful condemnation of the inadequacy of Victoria’s laws to compensate victims of police violence has been delivered by the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
Hovarth v Australia marks a new opportunity for the Australian and Victorian governments to ensure our laws conform with international human rights obligations, writes Sophie Ellis, solicitor at Flemington and Kensington Legal Centre.
14th Aug 2013
The Australian Lawyers Alliance is backing the Law Institute of Victoria and the Victorian Bar Association’s call for the Victorian and federal governments to immediately review funding for legal aid saying more than a decade of inadequate funding has taken a significant toll on Victorians’ ability to access justice.
24th May 2013
Badly formed laws, which have the potential to destroy many vulnerable people’s lives, are more likely to pass through NSW Parliament, if a push by the O’Farrell government to gag community legal centres from speaking out against injustice is allowed to go ahead.
19th Nov 2012
A new pro bono collaborative committee, to help everyday Australians better access justice, is being formed between the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA) and the National Pro Bono Resource Centre based at the University of NSW Law Faculty.