Smart Justice for Women's Policy Platform

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A 10-Year Plan for Community Legal Centres in Victoria


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About CLCs

About CLCs

Community Legal Centres, or CLCs, are independent community organisations that provide free legal services to those who need it. CLCs enable a strong collective voice for justice and equality. Find out more.

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Find legal help

Community Legal Centres across Victoria provide free legal advice to people experiencing disadvantage. Find a Community Legal Centre.

Policy Submissions and Reports

Policy Submissions and Reports

On this page, you can find recent and past submissions, reports and statements from the Federation of Community Legal Centres. Learn more.

Resources

Resources

Learn more about our Integrated Practice Toolkit and other resources.

About Us

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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Victorian sector provides feedback on the National Legal Assistance Partnership

The current, five-year National Legal Assistance Partnership (NLAP), which sets out Commonwealth Government funding to Community Legal Centres and other legal assistance providers, will expire in mid-2025. A review of the partnership has been undertaken to make recommendations for funding principles and allocations in the next NLAP cycle. 

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The Federation welcomes a new board and chairperson

At the Federation’s Annual General Meeting on 22 November, representatives from Victorian Community Legal Centres elected three new members to the Federation’s board to replace the outgoing board members.  

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The Federation supports the decriminalisation of possession and use of cannabis

The Federation supports prioritising health-based responses to drug use, including the decriminalisation of possession and personal use of cannabis. We see the Regulation of Cannabis (Personal Use) Bill 2023 as an important step towards achieving this goal.

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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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