News & Events

Shelter NSW - 2016 Federal Election Forum
28 May 2016 In this Federal Election, for the first time, housing will matter - if you live in Sydney and care about housing come to Shelter's housing election forum.  
RLC on ABC PM with Mark Colvin
13 May 2016 RLC solicitor Linda Tucker weighs in on the Government's proposed $200 a week internship scheme, declared 'illegal' by the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
Positions available in our Domestic Violence Service
12 May 2016 Redfern Legal Centre has three exciting positions available within its Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service.
NSW first hospital based Aboriginal Health-Justice Partnership takes justice to those for whom it is out of reach
7 April 2016 RLC and Sydney Local Health District's Aboriginal Health Justice Partnership provides legal services to Indigenous patients based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
International student workers owed thousands in underpayments
7 April 2016 Following the 7-Eleven employment scandal and subsequent assurances from the Federal Government offered to employees who may have breached their visa conditions, numbers of complainants rose from the low hundreds to just over two thousand.
Fighting racial vilification: less talk, more action?
7 April 2016 There have been no prosecutions in the 26 years since the provisions creating a criminal offence for serious racial vilification became part of the NSW Anti Discrimination Act (ADA). In other words, these provisions have never been used.
The structure of our discrimination laws do not facilitate equal opportunity in employment
7 April 2016 The reactive remedies to discrimination in Australia, which require individuals to take up complaints rather than imposing a positive duty on respondents, continue to undermine the positive intentions of anti-discrimination laws.
NSW Police increase mobile drug testing
6 April 2016 6 April 2016 The NSW Police Force has announced it will increase its roadside drug tests threefold by 2017, raising its numbers from 32,000 to 100,000 roadside tests annually.
Elder abuse by family members on the increase
6 April 2016 6 April 2016 Over the past five years Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SWDVCAS) has seen a steady increase in the number of elderly clients reporting abuse by their children.
Redevelopment – what it means for tenants
14 March 2016 14 March 2016 Originally published in the South Sydney Herald. In December last year, just before Christmas, the state government announced a plan to redevelop the Waterloo area over the next 20 years.