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March 30, 2016

Royal Commission says Vic Govt should advocate at COAG on funding for family violence legal help

Today’s report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence has sent a strong signal in advance of Friday’s COAG meeting that the State Government should advocate strongly for increased Federal funding to family violence legal help. The Federal Government is set to slash funding to community legal centres by 30 per cent nationally in July 2017.

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March 29, 2016

Federal cuts threaten response to family violence following royal commission, community lawyers warn

The potential for progress on tackling family violence following tomorrow’s report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence will be threatened by Federal Government cuts to services critical to the family violence response, community lawyers have warned today.

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March 15, 2016

Community lawyers head to Canberra seeking urgent action on legal assistance crisis

The Victorian Federation of Community Legal Centres is joining other community legal peaks today (Tuesday 15/3) to brief Federal MPs and call on the Federal Government to take urgent action in the Budget to reverse deep cuts and boost funding for free legal help.

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February 23, 2016

Community legal peak body congratulates executive officer on appointment as Victoria’s Commissioner for Children and Young People Posted on February 23, 2016

The Federation of Community Legal Centres congratulates our executive officer, Liana Buchanan, on her appointment today as Victoria’s new Commissioner for Children and Young People.

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December 15, 2015

MYEFO fails women who need free legal help with family violence

The Federal Government’s failure to restore cut funding to the free legal help women desperately need to secure intervention orders through the courts and to face the complex legal issues that flow from violence against women will put them at greater risk, according to the Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria.

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