October 23, 2015 |
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.
The review will provide a vital opportunity to focus on the national access to justice crisis from a Victorian perspective, including a consideration of the Productivity Commission’s recommendations and the impacts of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services, which will see community legal centres lose nearly 30 per cent of their Federal funding in 2017.
The Federation will be making a submission to the review, as well as coordinating and supporting submissions from its 50 member community legal centres.
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