Today the Federal Attorney General announced an increase in funding to community legal centres across Australia over the next three years to $39 million in the upcoming budget after previously committing to slash the budget to $30.1 million from 1 July 2017. A copy of our response welcoming the funding announcement is available here
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Community Legal Centres Tasmania today welcomed the announcement that the State Government would provide $1.2 million in funding to the legal assistance sector to ‘fully offset’ federal government funding cuts that were due to commence from 1 July 2017. A copy of our media release can be found here
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 […]
Over the weekend the Australian Labour Party committed an additional $300,000 to both the Launceston Community Legal Centre and the North West Community Legal Centre if elected in the upcoming Federal election. This is additional to the $870,000 election commitment that was made last week to the Women’s Legal Service ($450,000), the Hobart Community Legal […]
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 […]
Barristers from the Tasmanian Bar and solicitors of private firms today joined with members of the legal assistance sector in raising awareness of the Federal Government’s decision to cut funding to the legal assistance sector. A copy of the media release is attached here
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
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.
In response to the State Budget handed down on 26th May 2016, the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) and Community Legal Centres Tasmania (CLC Tas) released the following media release.
Following the release of the Federal’s Government’s 2015-16 Budget Community Legal Centres in Tasmania and the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania have been informed that $570,000 will be cut in the next financial year. A copy of our media release is available here