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June 05, 2015

Vulnerability set to rise as Federal Government redefines legal need

AR_Pic_Liana_Buchanan_OpinionThe media spotlight on the 2015 Federal Budget may have dimmed, but its full impacts on the vulnerable are still very much on the line for those seeking free legal help.

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June 02, 2015

“Savings” from means-testing free legal help will increase the risk for women facing family violence

A Federal Government proposal to means test free legal help from community legal centres will increase the risk for women facing family violence, according to the Federation of Community Legal Centres.

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May 25, 2015

New restrictions on who can be helped will worsen the impact of deep cuts to community legal centres

The impact of deep Federal Budget cuts to free legal assistance will be increased by proposed new restrictions on who community legal centres can help under a new funding agreement, according to the Federation of Community Legal Centres, the State peak for 50 community legal centres in Victoria.

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May 12, 2015

Deferred Budget cuts offer only short term relief for Victorians in need of free legal help

Despite the reversal of community legal centre cuts planned for Victoria in the next two years, the 2015 Federal Budget has failed to ensure that funding for legal assistance keeps pace with the growing need for free legal help among disadvantaged Victorians, according to State community legal peak, the Federation of Community Legal Centres.

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May 05, 2015

Budget sees modest but welcome investment in free legal help for disadvantaged Victorians

The Victorian State Budget includes modest but welcome investment in free legal help for disadvantaged Victorians, according to State community legal peak, the Federation of Community Legal Centres.

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