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State Budget a win for a fairer community

November 24, 2020

State Budget a win for a fairer community

The Victorian Government has released a Budget that will help deliver social justice to millions of Victorians ensuring fewer members of our community are left behind as the State recovers from the impact of COVID-19, Federation of Community Legal Centres CEO Serina McDuff said.

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State’s recovery from COVID needs to protect Victoria’s most vulnerable communities

November 19, 2020

State’s recovery from COVID needs to protect Victoria’s most vulnerable communities

Victoria needs to ensure all Victorians are supported as it recovers from the impact of COVID-19, especially those who faced greater economic, cultural or social injustice before the pandemic, the Federation of Community Legal Centres has warned.

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Spent Convictions Bill could help ease stigma and poverty

October 27, 2020

Spent Convictions Bill could help ease stigma and poverty

A new Bill being introduced into Parliament this week could help end the cycle of poverty and disadvantage for thousands of Victorians and reduce the life-long stigma experienced by those convicted of minor offences.

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CLCs on the frontline: Barwon Community Legal

October 07, 2020

CLCs on the frontline: Barwon Community Legal

Operating in these uncertain times in Victoria is challenging for all organisations, and for Community Legal Centres there is the added complexity of working across the court and justice systems and moving to at-home office structures.

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More information needed on new detainment laws

September 18, 2020

More information needed on new detainment laws

The Federation of Community Legal Centres is concerned about the extraordinary new powers of Authorised Officers to forcibly detain people who have tested positive or been in contact with a person with COVID-19, without a right to review.

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