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OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q1 2020 - 23 April 2020

In the absence of a first quarter meeting, and as our members navigate providing services remotely, this Quarterly Highlights Report provides a summary of the work of NLAF from January to March 2020. Highlights include the first meeting of the Doli incapax Working Group, the outcomes of the follow-up bail workshop hosted by the Aboriginal Incarceration Working Group, and the Fines and Traffic Law Working Group providing input on Draft Ministerial Guidelines for the purpose of administering recent amendments to the Fines Act 1996 (NSW). > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q4 2019 - 30 January 2020

This Highlights Report for October to December 2019 outlines the newly formed Doli incapax Working Group. It also includes an overview of the ongoing work of existing groups in relation to collaborative service planning, the impact of bicycle fines on young people and analysis of data on the over-representation of Aboriginal persons in the prison population. > More

Discussion paper on proposed Metropolitan Catchments for Service Planning December 2019 - 13 December 2019

The discussion paper on the proposed metropolitan catchments for collaborative service planning which have been developed through the NLAF Working Group is now available > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q3 2019 - 24 October 2019

This Highlights Report for the third quarter of 2019 covers issues such as the impact of bicycle fines on young people and Aboriginal communities, the work being done on bail conditions and how to reduce the high volume of breaches of bail for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It also outlines revised regional catchments for collaborative service planning. > More

Map of revised Catchments for Service Planning October 2019 - 23 October 2019

Revised regional catchments have been developed through the NLAF Collaborative Service Planning Working Group. A map showing the catchments as at October 2019 is now available > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q2 2019

The Highlights Report for the second quarter of 2019 covers issues such the presumption of doli incapax, BOCSAR data on breaches of bail for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, collaborative service planning, youth justice and more. > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q1 2019

The Highlights Report for the first quarter of 2019 covers issues such as age of criminal responsibility, Aboriginal incarceration, collaborative service planning, repeat traffic offenders and more. > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report Q4 2018 - 24 January 2019

This report summarises what the NSW Legal Assistance Forum has been working on over the past three months, and NLAF's current key areas of focus. > More

LJF: Updating the Need for Legal Assistance Services (NLAS) indicators - 20 December 2018

The Need for Legal Assistance Services(NLAS) indicators have been updated following the release of Census data in 2018. NLAS indicators help to target legal assistance resources at those who are most in need. They provide a census-based measure of the geographic distribution of potential demand for legal assistance services. > More

OUT NOW: NLAF Quarterly Highlights Report for Q3 2018 - 31 October 2018

This report summarises what the NSW Legal Assistance Forum has been working on over the past few months, and NLAF's current key areas of focus. > More

The Age: Free travel expanded for homeless and disadvantaged Victorians - 25 October 2018

Homeless and disadvantaged Victorians can now travel for free on public transport under an Andrews government trial. > More