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News Feb 19 2016 ByFelicity NelsonIndependent Children’s Lawyers (ICLs) are set to receive extra suppo...

Independent Children’s Lawyers (ICLs) are set to receive extra support with the launch of a new online resource. ...

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News Jan 07 2016 ByFelicity NelsonDemand for domestic violence legal aid spikes

Family law specialists and legal aid lawyers in Queensland are gearing up for a busy year, with domestic violence hotl...

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News Oct 13 2015 ByStefanie GarberVLA spending questioned following legal aid investigation

A new report has highlighted the funding strain on the Victoria Legal Aid system but also prompted calls to examine its ...

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News Sep 25 2015 ByFelicity NelsonLegal community applauds $15m domestic violence legal aid investment

Legal bodies across the country have welcomed the increase in legal aid funding, but say it falls short of the $200 mill...

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News Sep 08 2015 ByFelicity NelsonNSW solicitor defrauds $30,000 from Legal Aid

NSW lawyer Sonny Wilson has been stripped of his practising certificate after being found guilty of using fake invoices ...

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News Dec 23 2014 ByLeanne MezraniLegal aid restricted as Commonwealth funding dries up

Legal bodies have urged the Abbott government to boost its contribution to legal aid funding or risk important trials be...

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News Mar 25 2014 ByLeanne MezraniStart-up helps bridge the legal aid gap

A Melbourne lawyer has launched an online law firm for individuals who don’t qualify for legal aid and can’t afford ...

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News Sep 12 2013 ByStephanie QuineLegal aid crisis affecting grad opportunities

The National Pro Bono Resource Centre’s (NPBRC) Social Justice Opportunities initiative has its work cut out finding o...

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News Sep 11 2013 ByStephanie QuineCuts to indigenous legal aid a backwards step

The Coalition’s planned cuts to indigenous legal services will lead to increased prison costs and a shift in demand to...

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News Jan 18 2013 ByAndrew JenningsLaw Soc calls for increased commitment to legal aid

The Law Society of NSW has called on the Government to increase its commitment to legal aid funding.

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