Community Law Australia launched
The CLC sector launched Community Law Australia, a national campaign regarding the crisis in legal assistance:
- every year, almost 500,000 Australians are missing out on the legal assistance they require because they can’t afford it
- the community legal system is at crisis point and immediate support is required to manage the rising demand
- for 500,000 Australians each year, if you’ve got a legal problem and you can’t afford a lawyer, you’re on your own
Community Law Australia is a campaign by a coalition of community legal centre bodies led by the National Association of Community Legal Centres Inc and the State/Territory CLC Associations across Australia. There are around 200 community legal centres (CLCs) providing Australians with around half a million free legal services each year – including advice, information and representation. We believe that all Australians should be able to access the law, regardless of their financial or social circumstances, or their geographic location.
For details of the campaign, please see the launch document.
To keep up to date with the progress of this campaign visit the website www.communitylawaustralia.org.au.
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