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May 07, 2017

Budget: Community Legal Centres welcome much-needed funding increase and commend family violence centrepiece

The Victorian Federation of Community Legal Centres has strongly commended the Government’s $1.91 billion commitment to family violence prevention and support in today’s Victorian State Budget.

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February 06, 2017

Children Don’t Belong In Adult Prison System: Peak body concerned by Government decision

The peak body for community lawyers in Victoria is deeply concerned by the Victorian Government decision, announced today, to move youth justice from the Department of Health and Human Services into Corrections Victoria – the department that manages adult prisons.

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November 04, 2016

Law societies issue open letter to PM, joining chorus of voices calling for legal assistance funding

Law societies nationally have joined the chorus of voices calling for sustainable funding for free legal assistance services.

In an open letter to Malcolm Turnbull published today, the law societies of every state and territory have called on the prime minister to reverse $35m of cuts to community legal centres, and to boost funding to legal aid and Aboriginal legal services.

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October 28, 2016

Legal funding leaves services out of reach for many women facing family violence

Funding to provide free legal help for women facing family violence announced today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will come as some relief to victims and the community legal centres who help them. However, it falls short of restoring Federal Government cuts and does not address growing need for family violence and broader legal help, according to the Federation of Community Legal Centres.

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October 14, 2016

What’s the future of free legal help in Victoria?

The future of free legal help in Victoria will be the focus of a symposium at Melbourne Town Hall tomorrow (Friday 14 October). Achieving Justice will bring together community legal centres, Victoria Legal Aid, the Victorian Council of Social Service, Domestic Violence Victoria and key not-for-profit organisations working for social justice.

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