National Legal Aid News
National Legal Aid newsletter – sharing the important work of National Legal Aid.
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.
A majority of National Legal Aid members are supporters of the Power2Prevent statement calling for equal access in discrimination claims.
For more than 3 years people with disability and their supporters across Australia have had access to free counselling, advocacy and legal services to ensure they can safely take part in the Disability Royal Commission and share their lived and living experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Your Story Disability Legal Support (Your Story) has received over 10,000 enquiries and delivered more than 13,000 accessible legal services since the inquiry was established in September 2019.
The provision of legal aid delivers $600 million in savings to the public and government, according to a new report highlighting the critical need for funding amid increased demand for services.
NLA has made a submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
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NLA has welcomed the confirmation of ongoing additional funding for legal assistance within the family law system.