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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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April 30, 2015

Report recommends action to address PSOs exceeding powers and using excessive force

PSO_Report_Cover_WebA report to be released on Friday by the Federation of Community Legal Centres has made eight recommendations to address serious concerns over Protective Services Officers exceeding their powers and using excessive force.

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April 17, 2015

COAG commitments to act on domestic violence must include funding for services that fight it

COAG commitments to act on domestic violence will prove ineffective unless they include sustainable funding for the services that fight it, according to the Federation of Community Legal Centres (Victoria).

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