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May 13, 2024

Australia needs a Human Rights Act now

Our society is one where every child should have a great education, regardless of their postcode, and where every individual has quality healthcare and a safe and secure place to call home, regardless of their bank balance. But that isn’t a reality for everyone. 

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May 10, 2024

Proposed Bill that would ban citizens from designated countries from entering Australia and criminalise some migrants is inhumane

The Federal Government is seeking to legislate the Migration Amendment (Removals and Other Measures) Bill 2024, which we believe to be inhumane and discriminatory.

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No budget cuts to community legal sector, but without additional funding huge legal need will remain unmet

May 08, 2024

No budget cuts to community legal sector, but without additional funding huge legal need will remain unmet

Victorian Community Legal Centres are disappointed that yesterday's budget announcement did not include a much-needed injection of additional funding to the Victorian community legal sector.  

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Community Legal Centres struggling to provide critical family violence support as funding trails demand

May 06, 2024

Community Legal Centres struggling to provide critical family violence support as funding trails demand

The community legal sector plays a critical role in keeping women and children safe from family violence, forming a key part of the network of services involved in family violence support. Yet a lack of funding for the family violence services that Community Legal Centres provide means that centres are forced to turn away thousands of victim survivors of family violence in need of their assistance. 

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Fundraising workshop is a step towards building the sector’s financial sustainability for the future

May 03, 2024

Fundraising workshop is a step towards building the sector’s financial sustainability for the future

On Wednesday 1 May, the Federation hosted a Community Legal Centre Fundraising Workshop with Amplify Fundraising. The all-day, in-person event focused on the unique fundraising opportunities for Community Legal Centres and was a great forum for the Victorian sector to connect, build skills, and strengthen relationships.

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