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Funding for Community Legal Centres

Productivity Commission inquiry into access to justice

In June 2013, the Commonwealth Government has asked the Productivity Commission to review ‘access to justice arrangements’ in Australia. This inquiry is an important opportunity to drive reform and investment in justice services. The Productivity Commission is expected to report in September 2014.

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Submission: Access to Justice for ‘disadvantaged parties’

PDF icon Submission: Access to Justice for ‘disadvantaged parties’
In a brief submission with other CLC peaks, we highlighted a number of 'disadvantaged groups' that face particular challenges in accessing justice services.

Submission: Response to Issues Paper

PDF icon Submission: Response to Issues Paper
This submission has been prepared by a number of the peak organisations for Australia’s community legal centres in response to the Productivity Commission’s Access to Justice Issues Paper released in September 2013. Community legal centres are community organisations that provide free legal advice, information and representation, focussing on the disadvantaged and are a vital part of the existing access to justice system.

Submission: Early intervention measures and alternative dispute resolution

PDF icon Submission: Early intervention measures and alternative dispute resolution
In this submission, Community Legal Centres Queensland and its partners highlight alternative mechanisms to improve equity and access to justice including by early intervention measures and alternative dispute resolution.

Submission: response to draft report

PDF icon Submission: response to draft report
This submission was prepared by a number of the peak organisations for Australia’s community legal centres, led by the National Association of Community Legal Centres, in response to the Productivity Commission’s Access to Justice draft report released in April 2014.

Webinar on Messaging for Civil Legal Aid (US equivalent of CLCs)

PDF icon Webinar on Messaging for Civil Legal Aid (US equivalent of CLCs)
Slides from a webinar by the US-based Voices for Civil Justice on messaging for Civil Legal Aid (the US equivalent of CLCs).

Sector Funding and Development

Information about Legal Assistance Reforms and Cuts to CLCs There is currently a great deal of interest in the proposed legal assistance reforms and funding cuts to the legal assistance sector,... > more