NLA Members

Robodebt report highlights the connection between the public good and legal assistance

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.

Family Law changes are supported by key legal assistance services

National Legal Aid has joined with Women’s Legal Services Australia in support of the Family Law Amendment Bill.

NLA supports findings of the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor’s Review

National Legal Aid supports the findings of the Independent National Security Monitor’s Review and calls for urgent consideration of its recommendations.

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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