Access To Justice

CLCs running out of money

Community legal centres (CLCs) provide hundreds of thousands of hours of free legal assistance to the most needy people in our society. Despite all the people who volunteer and professionals who do pro bono work, they still need funding to function. The Federal Government does not agree, and had been decreasing funding to CLCs over time. This has reached a situation where they reported having to turn away nearly 160,000 people in the 2014⁄15 financial year - 2⁄3 of them because of insufficient resources.

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