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WSCLC visits Nepean Disability Expo

WSCLC solicitor Corinne Kew and Amanda Brickwood of Disability Advocacy NSW The Nepean Disability Expo provided a crucial chance for people with disabilities to learn about services and products to assist them with their everyday living.   WSCLC solicitors Teresa Rubio and Corinne Kew ran a stall at the expo on 14 September in [...]

“LGBTQI people live everywhere”: Peter Longfield explores the importance of Wear it Purple Day

Solicitor Peter Longfield On 31 August, staff from WSCLC donned purple in pride to celebrate Wear it Purple Day. As an annual event that commenced in 2010, Wear it Purple Day aims to support, empower and celebrate rainbow young people. WSCLC solicitor Peter Longfield spoke passionately about the importance of celebrating the day. [...]

‘Ending homelessness together’: Tenancy team reaches out to the community for Homelessness Week

Tenant Advocates Fern and Ivana Did you know that homelessness has increased by 13.7% in the past 4 years in Australia? (Everybody’s Home, 2018). Furthermore, a Mission Australia survey found that one-in-six 15 to 19-year-olds experienced homelessness in 2017 (Mission Australia, 2018). In order to raise awareness about homelessness, the WSCLC tenancy team [...]

WSCLC marks IDAHOBIT!

On May 17, WSCLC will be celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). May 17 marks the day in 1990 when being gay was removed from the World Health Organisation’s (WHO's) International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Since the day’s establishment in 2004, it has expanded to not simply promote the rights of gay [...]

Community legal centres support marriage equality

Statement published by NACLC, 25 August 2017. The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), the peak body for Community Legal Centres across Australia, today reiterated its support for marriage equality. NACLC and Community Legal Centres support fairness, equality and equal treatment under the law. We recognise and celebrate the right of lesbian, gay, bisexual, [...]

CLC funding to be reinstated by Federal Government

On Monday 24th April, Federal Attorney General George Brandis and Senator Michaelia Cash announced that the government will not be pursuing the proposed funding cuts of 30% to the community legal sector. WSCLC welcomes this announcement and thanks all those who worked hard to convince the government to reverse these cuts. This outcome would not [...]

WSCLC welcomes funding announcement by NSW Government

On the 12th April NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman visited Western Sydney Community Legal Centre (WSCLC) following his announcement of $6 million in additional funding for CLCs in NSW. The Attorney General met members of the WSCLC Management Committee and solicitors, as well as staff from our different services, including the Women's Domestic Violence Court [...]

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30% funding cut looms for Community Legal Centres

On 1 July 2017, Commonwealth funding for Community Legal Centres (CLCs) across Australia under the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2015-2020 (NPA) will reduce by $12.1 million. This is equivalent to a funding cut of approximately 30% of total Commonwealth funding for CLCs from its 2016-2017 level. This reduction will have a significant [...]

NACLC Annual Report

See some of the examples of how the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) strove to achieve rights, fairness and equality for our communities here in their recently published 2016 Annual Report. The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) is the peak national organisation for Community Legal Centres (CLCs) in Australia. NACLC’s members [...]