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October 29, 2015

Annual report shows community legal centres achieving change together

The annual report for the Federation of Community Legal Centres shows 2014–15 was a year that saw the Federation and our member centres achieving change together.

https://communitylawblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/fclc-areport-1415_web_smaller1.pdf

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October 23, 2015

Victoria set for access to justice review

Following an election commitment, the Victorian Government yesterday announced an access to justice review spanning legal assistance services including legal aid, pro bono legal help and community legal centres.

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October 09, 2015

State Government funding grants a welcome boost for community legal centres

The Victorian State Government has announced recipients of $3.2 million in grants to community legal centres through the Community Legal Centre Assistance Fund and the Family Violence Duty Lawyer Fund at an event held at West Justice Community Legal Centre this morning.

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September 24, 2015

First decision of Cabinet on family violence a positive step but falls short for women seeking legal help to stay safe

This morning’s announcement of a package of initiatives to tackle family violence, reflecting the first Cabinet decision of the Turnbull Government, is a positive indication of a greater focus on family violence but will still leave thousands of women without family violence legal help, according to the Federation of Community Legal Centres.

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September 15, 2015

New leadership needed to end family violence

The appointment of Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister will be an empty change unless the Federal Government matches its claimed commitment to end family violence with action to fund services and respect their right to advocate.

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