June 24, 2019
Check your insurance in super before 1 July
May 16, 2019
Preventing family violence - Federal election commitments
Living a life free from violence is everyone’s right. Yet, too many women continue to be killed and seriously injured at the hands of an intimate partner.
Community legal centres are at the forefront of keeping women and their children safe. Early legal support can help women escape violent relationships safely. Legal help after a woman escapes a violent relationship allows her to thrive – to unravel often complex financial abuse and to set up a new home.
This Federal Election we want to see more support for women and their children escaping family violence.READ MORE
November 19, 2018
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.READ MORE
November 15, 2018
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.*READ MORE
June 21, 2018
Women and families at risk under proposed new mandatory sentencing laws
For immediate release.
The Andrews Government has introduced legislation to expand mandatory sentencing for injury caused to emergency service workers, including ambulance officers, police, protective services officers, and custodial officers.
The legislation has been introduced in a matter of weeks, with no consultation with the community sector, who work with people in times of crisis and trauma and rely on the support of emergency service workers.READ MORE
June 20, 2018
Toll road users deserve better rights – legislation to be tabled today needs to be passed now
Today legislation enters the parliament that will provide better rights for toll users. The Federation of Community Legal Centres calls on all parties to support the Bill. The Bill was originally drafted by the Andrews’ Government as part of the West Gate Tunnel Bill and has now been split from this bill to form its own Toll Fine Enforcement Bill, which is being tabled by the Greens.READ MORE
June 20, 2018
Communities need to be able to rely on emergency services
Communities need to be able to rely on emergency services for support – Community legal submission on the impact mandatory jail sentences on distressed people and their families
“On 22 May 2018 the Andrews’ Government announced it would introduce laws that would mean anyone who injures an emergency service worker or police officer on duty would receive a jail sentence.
Less than a month later he is planning to introduce these laws without consulting the community.READ MORE
May 02, 2018
Funding for schools, health services welcome: but community lawyers miss out in budget
The Federation of Community Legal Centres – the peak body for community lawyers in Victoria – says community lawyers have missed out in this year’s State Budget.READ MORE