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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.

Listed below are a range of research papers, submissions, news articles and items of interest that provide additional information on this subject area.

2017 funding cliff

Community legal centres are independent, community organisations providing equitable and accessible legal services. We help almost 60,000 people each year But we’re unable to help half of the people... > more

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

Related webinars

Industrial obligations for CLCs facing funding cuts or restructure

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
In an uncertain funding environment, where restructure may be required in order to maintain organisational sustainability, it is essential for community legal centres and other community organ > more

Webinar: Social enterprise for Community Legal Centres

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
This webinar aimed to promote awareness and understanding of what social enterprise is, highlight some of the challenges faced by social enterprise and consider how some of these challenges mi > more