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April 30, 2015

Report recommends action to address PSOs exceeding powers and using excessive force

PSO_Report_Cover_WebA report to be released on Friday by the Federation of Community Legal Centres has made eight recommendations to address serious concerns over Protective Services Officers exceeding their powers and using excessive force.

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April 17, 2015

COAG commitments to act on domestic violence must include funding for services that fight it

COAG commitments to act on domestic violence will prove ineffective unless they include sustainable funding for the services that fight it, according to the Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria).

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March 27, 2015

Reversal of legal service cuts draws broad media coverage

The Federal Attorney-General George Brandis yesterday announced the reversal of significant funding cuts to the legal assistance sector over 2015–16 and 2016–17 made as part of the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) process in December 2013.

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March 26, 2015

Cuts reversal welcome relief, but future funding boost to legal services needed to fully protect the vulnerable

The reversal of deep cuts to legal assistance services announced today by Federal Attorney-General George Brandis has been welcomed by the Federation of Community Legal Centres, but the Victorian community legal peak has warned that a future funding boost is required to fully protect the most vulnerable.

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March 20, 2015

Case for funding overwhelming as Senate inquiry backs legal assistance services in the fight against family violence

Interim recommendations of a Senate inquiry to restore and significantly boost funding for legal assistance services to help tackle family violence have been welcomed by the Federation of Community Legal Centres, the peak body for 49 community legal centres in Victoria.

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