CLC's Funding Affected by COVID-19

The amount of money that helps fund Community Law Centres (CLCs) has dropped by $4 million in one year due to falling interest rates associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced that an additional $3.5 million will be provided to the 24 Community Law Centres over three years.

“Ensuring access to legal help for those who can’t afford it helps with early resolution of legal problems, meaning issues do not escalate unnecessarily and put further burden on the justice system, or avoidable mental and emotional strain on parties involved.” says Andrew Little.

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