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What Community Legal Centres Do

Free Legal Services

Free Legal Services

Community Legal Centres across Victoria provide free legal advice to people experiencing disadvantage. Learn more.

Community Legal Education

Community Legal Education

The Fitzroy Legal Service have compiled and updated the Law Handbook, your practical plain English guide to the law in Victoria. Learn more.

Policy and Advocacy

Policy and Advocacy

Flemington & Kensington Community Legal Centre's Police Accountability Project campaigns against racially discriminatory policing practices and for the independent investigation of police misconduct. Learn more.

Strategic Litigation

Strategic Litigation

Environmental Justice Australia are fighting a landmark case to test the legality of the native forest logging exemption from federal environment laws. Learn more.

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The Federation leads and supports excellence in the community legal sector, promotes the purpose and value of community legal centres, and advances social justice and a fair legal system.


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HOW INJUSTICE CONTRIBUTES TO MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

Most people will suffer from a mental health challenge at some point in their lives. It is often the very fact of the injustice that our communities are experiencing that causes, or contributes to the mental health problems. It is clear that exclusion or marginalisation from society will impact upon the mental health of people. If you belong to a certain racial or religious group for example, and experience targeted and consistent discrimination - this would understandably impact upon your mental health.

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A FAIR AND JUST VICTORIA: The Federation’s Justice Election Position Paper

Our plan for Victoria is that the next Victorian Government is proud to close prisons, rather than building more. The Federation of Community Legal Centres has an action plan to achieve this.

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Surge in racist attacks: Statement by FCLC

Across Victoria, our centres have reported an over 50% increase in racist attacks on African-Australians and other communities of colour this year.*

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Where to find us

There are Community Legal Centres across Victoria. Click to find your nearest Victorian Community Legal Centre.


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