More people to gain legal help as Community Law Centres get funding boost

The head of the Community Law Centres says the “surprising” 20% boost provided in the Budget will make up for a decade-long deficit and enable the centres to reach thousands more people each year.

The increase to the CLCs amounts to $2.2 million extra operating funding in 2018/19.
Community Law’s Chief Executive Liz Tennet says the amount is exactly what they asked for, but they did not expect to get it all.

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