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National Legal Aid (NLA) has welcomed the MYEFO commitment to providing $17.1 million to Legal Aid Commissions across Australia in recognition of the ongoing impact of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCOA) reforms.
The Power to Prevent Coalition welcomes the costs reforms introduced in parliament on 15 November 2023 by the Attorney General, The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC. The Bill will implement recommendation 25 of the Respect@Work Report.
First for Australia in discrimination law – legal costs risks to be reduced for those experiencing workplace discrimination and sexual harassment
The Attorney General, The Hon Mark Dreyfus KC, has this month introduced a bill that aims to remove financial barriers that prevent victims of workplace discrimination and sexual harassment from seeking justice. This is a breakthrough development for victim-survivor rights to legal justice, and a significant change from the changes being considered by Government 12 months ago.
National Legal Aid commissioned Impact Economics to provide updated modelling of the 2014 Productivity Commission Access to Justice Report recommendations as they pertain to Legal Aid. This report – Justice on the Brink – estimates that an increase of $484 million in Legal Aid funding per year is required to address the gaps identified in the Productivity Commission Report.
National Legal Aid welcomes the passing of the Family Law Amendment Bill in Parliament today.
First Nations lawyers, psychologists and people with a lived experience of trauma gather to ensure First Nations voices are at the centre of With You Training.
National Legal Aid welcomes the final report of the Royal Commission into the Robodebt Scheme and calls for the implementation of all 57 recommendations including a review of funding for legal assistance.
Legal assistance review is the opportunity to deliver access to justice as demand grows during tough times
Australia’s leading legal assistance and peak professional representative bodies are calling on the Commonwealth Government to keep justice within reach of our most disadvantaged, ahead of its mid-cycle review of funding for legal assistance services.
Legal assistance services look to the National Legal Assistance partnership Review as an opportunity for vital investment
National Legal Aid welcomes the significant Budget commitment to ending violence against women and children and its focus on ending violence against First Nations women and children.
National Legal Aid has joined with Women’s Legal Services Australia in support of the Family Law Amendment Bill.
National Legal Aid supports the findings of the Independent National Security Monitor’s Review and calls for urgent consideration of its recommendations.
Our purpose is to lead and encourage a national system of legal aid which allows economically disadvantaged people to obtain access to justice and to provide a forum for engagement at a national level.
This Agreement will facilitate access to justice for disadvantaged people in Australia through the delivery of legal assistance services.
A training package for trauma-informed, rights-based legal services to people experiencing distress, poor mental health and/or suicidality.
With You training will be available nationally in early 2024 and will be offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, Community Legal Centres, Family Violence Prevention Legal Services, and Legal Aid Commissions.
A free national service that provides independent information and legal advice to support Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans, as well as their families, carers and supporters, to safely share their experiences with the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide.
A ground-breaking new service has been launched to help separating couples resolve their disagreements online. amica is a simple, affordable and quick way for couples to agree on parenting, property and money issues when they separate.
A free national legal service that provides information and advice to members of the public who want to participate in the Disability Royal Commission.
This service is a joint initiative of National Legal Aid and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services.