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National Legal Aid Newsletter Volume #1

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National Legal Aid submission to the Disability Royal Commission – factsheet

NLA has made a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

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National Legal Aid submission to the Treasury 2023-24 Pre-Budget – Summary

NLA has made a submission to the Treasury 2023-24 Pre-Budget.

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Legal aid funding for family law and family violence welcomed

NLA has welcomed the confirmation of ongoing additional funding for legal assistance within the family law system in the October Budget.

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New appointment to provide strategic leadership at NLA

Louise Glanville, Chair of National Legal Aid (NLA), is pleased to announce the appointment of Katherine McKernan to the newly created position of Executive Director, NLA.

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National Legal Aid calls for commitment to raise the age to 14

NLA said the recent commitment by Attorneys-General to raise the minimum age of criminal responsibility to 12 was a positive step, but that it should be raised to 14 years.

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Major Resources

NLA Strategic Plan

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.

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National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services

This Agreement will facilitate access to justice for disadvantaged people in Australia through the delivery of legal assistance services.

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National Initiatives

NDIS Independent Expert Review Advice Service

The National Disability Insurance Agency has introduced an Independent Expert Review program to provide better and earlier outcomes for NDIS participants who have lodged an application with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

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Defence & Veterans Legal Service

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.

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Simple, smart separation

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.

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Your Story Disability Legal Support

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.

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Family Violence Law Help

Family Violence Law Help is a national website for people wanting to understand domestic and family violence, the law and where to get help. This website was developed by the Domestic Violence Unit of Legal Aid NSW on behalf of National Legal Aid.

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