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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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Report calls for Reform of Public Trustee Fee Structure

October 13, 2014

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, Advocacy Tasmania Inc and Community Legal Centres Tasmania have released a report entitled The Public Trustee and a Fair and Proportionate Fee Structure for Represented Persons. The report finds that disability support pensioners subject to Guardianship and Administration Orders are charged 7.4% or $1476.45 of their pension in Public Trustee […]

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Law Society defends CLC Tas against attack by Minister

September 10, 2014

A Law Society of Tasmania media release today defended the actions of CLC Tasmania in writing to the United Nations Human Rights Office outlining potential violations of international human rights law. The press release read as follows: The following can be reported as comment from the Law Society of Tasmania President: ¬† In a release […]

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UN Human Rights Office urges withdrawal of anti-protest laws

September 10, 2014

Three United Nations Special Rapporteurs have called on the Tasmanian Government to withdraw its proposed anti-protest laws. Late yesterday, David Kaye UN Special Rapporteur on the freedom of opinion and expression spoke to ABC presenter Louise Saunders. A copy of his interview is available here. A copy of the Special Rapporteur’s statement to the Tasmanian […]

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