News & Events

RLC obtains standard operating procedures guiding the use of police body-worn video cameras
2 August 2019 Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) has obtained a copy of NSW Police Force ‘Body-Worn Video Camera Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)’, which guide police in the lawful use of Body-Worn Video (BWV) cameras.
Melbourne University Research Study: Do Australian Laws Help People with Debt Problems?
1 August 2019 A Melbourne University researcher is seeking participants for a study examining the use and impact of some of the options available to people experiencing consumer debt problems in Australia.
Know your award: Fair Work releases interactive tools to support workers
20 June 2019 The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched new online resources to help fast food and restaurant owners and employees better understand their workplace entitlements and obligations.
Open Letter: Legal profession calls for legislative change to address the rise in police strip searches in NSW
3 June 2019 Representatives from over 50 legal organisations, including prominent members of the legal profession, have signed an open letter to the NSW Police Minister outlining the harmful impacts of strip searches. 
Fair Work Commission announces 3% increase to minimum wage
30 May 2019 From 1 July 2019, the national minimum wage will be increased to $19.49 per hour. This decision from the Fair Work Commission will directly affect 2.2 million employees, or 21% of all employees.
Understanding the relationship between debt and problem gambling: USyd survey
23 May 2019 The University of Sydney is seeking people with lived experience of debt and gambling to take part in a short, anonymous research survey.
Anglicare's Rental Affordability Snapshot highlights affordable housing crisis
28 April 2019 Anglicare's tenth Rental Affordability Snapshot paints a dire picture for people on low incomes, reflecting a chronic shortage of affordable housing. 
My Legal Mate: Putting the law in students’ pockets
12 April 2019 Redfern Legal Centre has announced that it is developing an innovative new legal assistance app for international students.
Universities to survey international students about exploitation
10 April 2019 The Migrant Worker Justice Initiative launched a nationwide survey seeking feedback from international students about the experience of exploitation at work and by accommodation providers.
Sexual harassment at work: a guide for the unsure
8 April 2019 In the wake of #MeToo, RLC's Employment Law Solicitor, Sharmilla Bargon, addresses some misguided views and misconceptions about sexual harassment in the workplace.