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NSW Bar Association calls for Indigenous Court to cut incarceration - 17 July 2017

The NSW Bar Association has called for an innovative indigenous-specific court model to be put in place -as soon as possible- in the wake of figures showing the state's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jail population could be slashed under proposed non-custodial reforms. > More

Financial Rights Legal Centre launches new Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver - 17 July 2017

The Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver can help people through the complications, pitfalls and hurdles of car insurance. Click on the Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver button, answer a few simple questions and the Problem Solver will lead you to the actions you should take and provide you with all advice, sample letters, detailed fact sheets you require. And if you really get stuck you can always email us your unique and tricky question. > More

Aboriginal Legal Service Announces New Organisation Structure - 23 June 2017

The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (ALS) has announced an organisational restructure which will build a stronger, more efficient organisation in order to meet the increasing demands for high quality legal and support services for Aboriginal people in need. > More

Community Legal Centres welcome NSW Government Funding Boost in Budget 2017 - 23 June 2017

The 2017-18 NSW Budget confirms the NSW government's commitment to increasing access to justice in NSW, in the form of an additional $6 million over two years. > More

NLAF Project Manager Position Recruitment - Applications due by 7 July 2017 - 23 June 2017

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW seeks to appoint a part-time Project Manager to provide secretariat and project management support to the New South Wales Legal Assistance Forum (NLAF www.nlaf.org.au). > More

Human Rights Commission welcomes new President - 21 June 2017

The Attorney-General, Senator the Hon George Brandis QC today announced Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM will be the Commission's next President.Professor Croucher has been with the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) for more than 10 years, almost eight of those as President. > More

Law Council of Australia - Political Attacks on Courts a Worrying Trend - 14 June 2017

The Law Council, speaking on behalf of the Australian legal profession, is calling for an end to political attacks on the judiciary, especially in cases where they might be perceived to interfere with matters currently before the courts. > More

Law and Justice Foundation Research Alert - Impact of Legal Problems on Small Businesses - 14 June 2017

Among LAW Survey respondents, 13% of business owners reported business-related legal problems in the previous 12 months. Of these problems, 65% resulted in adverse consequences such as loss of income, through to stress-related illness, physical ill-health and relationship breakdown. This paper highlights the need to support businesses to deal with legal problems in the round. > More

PIAC - Health Care and Immigration Detention Video - 8 June 2017

In this video Senior Solicitor, Jane Leibowitz explains five things you may not know about health care and immigration detention. > More