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Coalition of community groups calls for $2M injection of funding

September 9, 2016

A coalition of community and civic society organisations and unions have today written to the Attorney-General calling on the State Government to properly fund the implementation of drug treatment orders to the Supreme Court and the introduction of deferred sentencing. A copy of the letter is available here and a copy of the media release […]

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Injection of funds from ALP and Greens welcomed – Government needs to match promise

June 20, 2016

CLC Tas today welcomed the Australian Labour Party’s election commitment of $870,000 for three community legal centres in Tasmania’s south – Hobart Community Legal Service, Tenants’ Union of Tasmania and the Women’s Legal Service. The commitment comes several days after the ALP committed to restoring funding to Environmental Defenders Offices across Australia and the Australian […]

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Graduate lawyer wanted for North West CLC

May 27, 2016

The North West Community Legal Centre is currently looking for a Graduate lawyer to commence at their Devonport Office as soon as possible. The position description and selection criteria are available here.

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CLC Tas welcomes Federal Government funding backdown but still zero funding for EDO

March 28, 2015

Community Legal Centres Tasmania welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis to reverse the proposed funding cuts to Community Legal Centres and other legal assistance services. However, Jane Hutchison, the Chair of CLC Tas also expressed her concern that the reprieve did not extend to the Environmental Defender’s Office who lost all of […]

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Ex-Judge Pierre Slicer urges withdrawal of anti-protest Bill

October 29, 2014

Retired Supreme Court Judge Pierre Slicer today formed part of the CLC Tas delegation urging Legislative Council members to reject the Workplace (Protection from Protesters) Bill 2014. Amongst a large number of concerns, Pierre Slicer expressed his concern at the likely unintended consequences of the Bill and the harshness of mandatory sentencing. CLC Tas also […]

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