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Drug Law Reform Update Report

January 16, 2022

Five years after the release of The Case for a Health Focused Response to Drug Use in Tasmania’s Legal System we have updated the report. The report renews our calls for all drug use to be treated as a health rather than a criminal justice issue and again includes a cost benefit analysis from Dr […]

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CLC Funding Commitment sought from political parties

February 13, 2018

On 8th February 2018 we wrote to the four political parties most likely to be elected at the upcoming State election. We asked that they commit to two election asks: That funding for all community legal centres in receipt of funding from the State Government is included in future budgets as recurrent funding, thereby ensuring […]

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CLC Forum – Do you have a ‘right to know?’

September 19, 2017

DO YOU HAVE A ‘RIGHT TO KNOW’? The Right to Information Act 2009 was designed to improve the transparency of government decision making by giving citizens, journalists, politicians and NGOs timely access to the information supporting government decisions. To celebrate international Right to Know week, Community Legal Centres Tasmania hosted a free event discussing how […]

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Science in Court

August 9, 2017

Ever wondered how scientific evidence is gathered, examined and presented in a criminal trial? Join Community Legal Centres Tasmania at the Supreme Court to hear fascinating insights from lawyers, forensic scientists and a judge about the role that science can play in securing conviction or challenging allegations of guilt.   Panel: Chief Justice Alan Blow, […]

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CLC Tas welcomes record State Funding of $2.5M

June 1, 2017

Community Legal Centres Tasmania today welcomed the State Government’s record funding commitment of $2.5 million over two years for five community legal centres across Tasmania. The funding was announced as part of the State Government’s 2017-18 Budget released late last week. A copy of our media released can be found here

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Federal AG decision to increase funding welcomed but awaiting detail

April 26, 2017

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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Funding for Legal Centres welcomed

March 7, 2017

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

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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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