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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, including CLCs. 

The Commonwealth Government is proposing to make significant changes to Commonwealth arrangements and funding for CLCs, Legal Aid Commission (LACs), and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS). 

NACLC and State and Territory Associations are currently in discussions with all levels of government as well as other legal assistance providers about the proposed changes. NACLC has been providing information and support to State and Territory Associations to engage in these discussions. 

For further information please contact NACLC on 02 9264 9595 or visit their website at

NACLC papers and submissions have included the following: