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
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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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]