May 20, 2021
State Budget 2021
The Federation of Community Legal Centres strongly commends the Victorian government’s $3.8 billion commitment rebuilding Victoria’s mental health system in today’s State Budget.
We applaud the government’s decision to commit funding to victims of crime. Legal assistance is vital to ensuring that victim-survivors can navigate the new financial assistance scheme.READ MORE
April 21, 2021
10-Year Plan Launch Event
On Tuesday April 20, the Federation of Community Legal Centres hosted the launch event A Just Future: A 10-Year Plan for Community Legal Centres in Victoria.
The 10-Year Plan is a consultation process for Victoria’s CLC sector, designed to explore the trends that are likely to impact the CLC sector over the next decade, and to ensure CLCs can to meet the ongoing and emerging needs of their communities.READ MORE
March 30, 2021
If you're a renter in Victoria struggling to pay rent, Justice Connect’s Dear Landlord self-help tool can draft a letter to your rental provider to negotiate a payment plan, help you understand your rights in the eviction process, and prepare you for VCAT.READ MORE
March 24, 2021
CLCs on the frontline: Fitzroy Legal Service
Over the past two years a community legal centre in Melbourne's north has expanded access to lawyers specialising in alcohol and other drug use to the Darebin municipality. The Fitzroy Legal Service (a merger of Darebin Community Legal Centre & Fitzroy Legal Service), is delivering this new service in partnership with Uniting ReGen and YSAS.READ MORE
March 19, 2021
CLCs on the frontline: Animal Law Institute
Community lawyers are responding to a COVID surge in demand for pets with an innovative legal clinic designed to seek justice against dodgy breeders.READ MORE