On the one-year anniversary of the Productivity Commission’s Access to Justice Arrangements Report, and in the face of significant funding cuts, Community Legal Centre (CLC) representatives from across Australia have called on all levels of government to take action.
On 3 December 2014 the Productivity Commission released their Report, which found that people across the country were missing out on legal assistance. The Commission recommended that Australian governments provide an immediate injection of $200 million per year to legal assistance services, with the Federal Government contributing
approximately 60% of the funding, and State/Territory Governments contributing 40%.
“It is extremely disappointing that the Federal Government has not formally responded to the Productivity Commission’s Report. Click to download full media release.