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Impact of Federal Court fee increases on access to justice for the vulnerable
The Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs is currently undertaking an inquiry into the impact that recent increases to federal court fees have had on access to justice in Australia.
On 17 May 2013, Federation Senior Policy Adviser Lucy Larkins appeared before the committee and gave evidence about the impact the fee increases have had on community legal centre clients.
The Federation expressed concern that the fee increases have made the federal courts inaccessible to a number of Australians. A transcript
of our evidence is available on the Parliament of Australia website.
The committee is due to report on its findings on 6 June 2013.