Legal Aid and CLCs

  • ALA calls for parties to commit to increased funding for community legal services

    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.

  • ALA calls for federal budget commitment to 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.


  • Failure to fund CLCs will hamstring justice

    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.

  • UN condemns inadequate response to police violence

    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. 

  • ALA joins pressure on governments to lift Vic legal aid funding

    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.

  • Bad legislation likely in NSW if push to gag CLCs goes ahead – ALA

    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.

  • ALA forms pro bono committee

    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.