News & Events

RLC’s work in improving the debt recovery process for vulnerable consumers
9 December 2014 The Legal Affairs Committee of the NSW Parliament Legislative Assembly released its Report on the inquiry into Debt Recovery in NSW in November 2014.
Case Study: Tek and the NSW Police Force
6 December 2014 Tek sought advice from RLC after he sustained injuries when being ejected from a local police station.
Launching NDIS Rights
1 December 2014 September 2014 marked the official launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Rights website, www.ndisrights.org.au.
RLC cleans up at annual NSW TAAP Awards
3 November 2014 It was a triumphant night for RLC at the annual NSW Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Program (TAAP) Awards.  RLC auspices the Inner Sydney Tenants’ Advice and Advocacy Service (ISTAAS) and this year two RLC tenants’ advocates took home accolades.
Ombudsman Report on NSW Police use of Section 9 Highlights Effects on the Vulnerable
29 October 2014 The NSW Ombudsman released a report in August 2014, on the effect of expanded police powers introduced in 2011 to assist police responses to alcohol-fuelled violence, predominantly intended for behaviour in entertainment districts at night.
Assisting Children and Young People to gain Legal Protection from Domestic Violence
29 October 2014 The majority of Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service’s (WDVCAS) clients are women, however the service is also often required to provide assistance to children or young people in need of legal protection from domestic violence.
Case Study: The Changing Tide for Sexual Harassment Damages
29 October 2014 The recent full Federal Court of Australia decision in Richardson v Oracle Corporation Australia Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 82 has provided new insight into determinations made by the court regarding general damages, in the area of sexual harassment.
FWC Report on Modern Awards Documents: Employers call for Greater Accessibility
29 October 2014 The Fair Work Commission (FWC) released a research report in September 2014 into the accessibility of modern awards documents.
Legal Aid NSW Financial Advice in Auslan
29 October 2014 Legal Aid NSW has released three new financial advice films in Auslan for the deaf and hard of hearing community. These new films are a helpful resource covering fines, loans and credit, and home loan stress.
Helping Vulnerable Clients Avoid Bank Fees and Penalties
29 October 2014 The RLC Credit & Debt service regularly assists vulnerable clients dependent on Centrelink income, or otherwise experiencing financial hardship.