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Focusing on Cost Reduction in Small NFPs is Like Getting ‘Blood From a Stone’

Rosslyn Munro, Wednesday, 5th July 2017 -  There’s limited opportunity for operational cost savings in community legal centres due to an existing underinvestment in expenditure, not specifically related to providing

Government Reversal on Cuts to Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Monday, 24th April 2017 -  The federal government is to reverse its controversial funding cuts to Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in the upcoming budget – a move the community legal sector has described as a

NSW Funding to “Fill Void” for Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 5th April 2017 -  A move by the NSW government to inject more than $6 million over two years in additional funding for community legal centres (CLCs) has been described as “stepping in to fill the void”…

Legal Assistance Sector Facing Federal Budget ‘Disaster’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 23rd March 2017 -  Even with the average Australian lawyer contributing a full week of work every year for free, it’s not enough to fix Australia’s legal assistance funding crisis, which is set to dramatically…

Community Service Organisations Pool Funds for Debt Letter Recipients

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 16th January 2017 -  A group of Tasmanian community services organisations have pooled resources to fund community legal centres offering support and advice to Centrelink debt letter recipients.

More Australians Missing Out on Community Legal Assistance

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 9th August 2016 -    The latest legal census by the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) has found that as many as 160,000 Australians were turned away from Community Legal

Shorten Pledge on Community Legal Centres

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 5th May 2016 -  The federal opposition leader, Bill Shorten, has singled out returning funding to community legal centres in his budget reply speech to Parliament. Shorten said in his response

Government “Disingenuous” over Community Legal Funding

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th April 2016 -  The Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria) has described the federal government’s claim of a new five-year funding arrangement as “disingenuous” and the sector still

Community Lawyers Call for Funding Action

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 15th March 2016 -  Lawyers from community legal centres across Australia are in Canberra to lobby MPs about the crisis in legal assistance for disadvantaged people and to launch a new funding campaign

Community Legal Centres Turn Away 150,000

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 16th June 2015 -  Under continuing funding stress, over 150,000 Australians are turned away from Community Legal Centres each year, according to new figures. The National Association of Community…

NFP Advocacy Under Threat

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 21st October 2014 -  Steps to restrict the policy and advocacy work of community legal centres and attacks on the tax status of environmental groups could threaten the independence and fearlessness…

Community Legal Centres Funding Victory

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 25th July 2013 -  Community Legal Centres have won their campaign for critical additional funding to assist the growing demand for people needing legal help in Australia. Community Law Australia…
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