News & updates

UN Human Rights Office asked to investigate protesting laws

August 18, 2014

Community Legal Centres Tasmania and a coalition of community groups have today written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights outlining their concerns at the proposed introduction of the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Bill 2014.The letter is attached here along with a media release here

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Save EDO Tasmania – Donate Now

April 15, 2014

Access to justice is critical in a democracy, and something that CLC Tasmania’s member centres work hard to deliver. EDO Tasmania provides access to justice in relation to important environmental issues. Last year, the Federal government cut all funding to the service. Without public support, EDO Tasmania is at risk. Without EDO Tasmania, many people […]

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Access to Justice Election Survey

March 12, 2014

Recently, Community Legal Centres Tasmania wrote to the four political parties likely to win seats at the upcoming State Election. The parties were the Liberals, Australian Labor Party (ALP), Tasmanian Greens and Palmer United Party (PUP). As of the 12th March 2014 responses have been received from the Liberals the Tasmanian Greens and the ALP. The […]

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CLC Tas concerned at slashing of EDO funding and impact on Access to Justice

December 18, 2013

CLC Tas is very concerned at the recent announcement by Treasurer Joe Hockey that $43.1 million would be cut from legal assistance services, including no ongoing funding of the Environmental Defenders Office from 1st July 2014. We urge the Federal Government to reinstate funding to the EDO and improve access to justice. On wednesday 18th […]

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Productivity Commission Submission on Access to Justice

December 2, 2013

Community Legal Centres Tasmania has joined with the peak community legal centres of every State and Territory in Australia to make a joint submission to the Productivity Commission’s Access to Justice Issues Paper released in September 2013. Our submission is attached here The Productivity Commission has been asked to make recommendations on improving access to […]

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Launch of GirlsGottaKnow Mobile App

June 29, 2013

On 8th April 2013 the Women’s Legal Service and Julie Collins MP – Minister for the Status of Women launched the GirlsGottaKnow App. The GirlsGottaKnow Mobile App provides general legal information to young women between 14-24 years of age. GirlsGottaKnow was developed by the Women’s Legal Service over the last six months to provide a […]

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Sex Offence Sentencing submission

June 14, 2013

Community Legal Centres Tasmania has submitted its response to the Sentencing Advisory Council’s Consultation Paper on Sex Offence Sentencing. The response is available here in pdf or Word

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