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December 15, 2015

MYEFO fails women who need free legal help with family violence

The Federal Government’s failure to restore cut funding to the free legal help women desperately need to secure intervention orders through the courts and to face the complex legal issues that flow from violence against women will put them at greater risk, according to the Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria.

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November 25, 2015

Federal Government’s family violence commitment ‘in the balance’, community lawyers say

The Federal Government’s commitment to stopping family violence is in the balance, with doubts remaining over funding for free legal help for women through December’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO), says the Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic).

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November 23, 2015

Federation welcomes new chair for 2015-16

Belinda Lo has been elected as the new chair of the Federation’s committee of management for 2015–16.

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November 15, 2015

Family violence features in our latest wrap of the Federation in the media

Welcome to our occasional wrap of the Federation in the media. This issue features family violence, together with a range of other legal assistance issues on which the Federation also actively engages the media. As well as our own work with the media, the Federation offers media support to our member community legal centres and also works with partner organisations on related issues. Earlier coverage is available via our In the Media category.

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November 12, 2015

Advocate for LGBTI people takes out 2015 Tim McCoy Award

Anna Brown has won the 2015 Tim McCoy Award for outstanding work to promote and protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in Victoria, Australia and worldwide.

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