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Youth Justice Bill promises critical reforms, but should be strengthened

June 20, 2024

Youth Justice Bill promises critical reforms, but should be strengthened

The Victorian Government’s Youth Justice Bill 2024 introduced into parliament on Tuesday offers an opportunity to create systemic changes to children currently funnelled into criminal law systems and prisons. 

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Australia one step closer to enshrining Human Rights in law

May 31, 2024

Australia one step closer to enshrining Human Rights in law

The Federation of Community Legal Centres welcomes the recommendation of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into Australia’s human rights framework to legislate an Australian Human Rights Act.  

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Funding model for legal assistance inadequate, independent review finds

May 30, 2024

Funding model for legal assistance inadequate, independent review finds

An independent review of legal service funding by Dr Warren Mundy has found that current levels of funding are insufficient to meet Australia’s legal assistance needs.  

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Australia needs a Human Rights Act now

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

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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