Legal Aid Research Reports

The Benefits of Providing Access to Justice

The Benefits of Providing Access to Justice Report and Media Release

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers, commissioned by National Legal Aid, has found that the provision of legal aid delivers $600 million in savings to the community, government and the justice system.

These savings are demonstrated most noticeably in legal assistance preventing family violence and stopping it from escalating.

The report found that for every $1 invested in legal aid services by the Commonwealth government an equivalent benefit of $2.25 was delivered. More than half these savings ($378 million) were in supporting women and children escaping domestic and family violence.

Legal Australia-Wide Survey 2012

The Legal Australia-Wide Survey (LAW Survey) Report and Media Release

Commissioned by the eight State and Territory legal aid commissions, the LAW Survey is the largest of its kind ever conducted in the world. The media release, full report and individual sections are available as pdf files.