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CLCs on the frontline: Barwon Community Legal

October 07, 2020

CLCs on the frontline: Barwon Community Legal

Operating in these uncertain times in Victoria is challenging for all organisations, and for Community Legal Centres there is the added complexity of working across the court and justice systems and moving to at-home office structures.

Barwon Community Legal has not only faced these challenges, but has had the added difficulty of changing some of the services they deliver to meet differing demands.

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More information needed on new detainment laws

September 18, 2020

More information needed on new detainment laws

The Federation of Community Legal Centres is concerned about the extraordinary new powers of Authorised Officers to forcibly detain people who have tested positive or been in contact with a person with COVID-19, without a right to review.

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Federation calls for continued negotiations on rent reductions to help tenants during pandemic

September 08, 2020

Federation calls for continued negotiations on rent reductions to help tenants during pandemic

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) risks increasing rates of homelessness in Victoria by calling on landlords to stop negotiating rent reductions for tenants, the Federation of Community Legal Centres has warned.

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Pathway to Decarceration: protecting Victorians from COVID-19 outbreaks

August 26, 2020

Pathway to Decarceration: protecting Victorians from COVID-19 outbreaks

The Federation of Community Legal Centres and the Law Institute of Victoria have released a nine-point plan to reduce the number of people in Victoria’s prison system to protect Victorians from further outbreaks of COVID-19.

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CLCs on the frontline: Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

July 09, 2020

CLCs on the frontline: Hume Riverina Community Legal Service

Hume Riverina Community Legal Service plays a unique role as a cross-border community legal centre whose catchment is split by the NSW-Victorian border.

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