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The Greens

As you know legal assistance is not a privilege – it is the right of all Australians.

A truly just society has a legal system that can serve those who cannot afford to pay for legal representation, through to those that have no voice.

The Greens are the only party to fund legal assistance based on actual need. We have just released our Access to Justice policy here and the more detailed plan can be read here.

In summary our plan is to:

  • Restore and increase legal assistance funding;
  • Fully reinstate federal funding for EDO’s;
  • Fund a Family Law assistance package
  • Cut court costs and
  • Do a national survey of legal needs.