News & Events

Fair Work audits businesses suspected of underpaying student workers
3 June 2019 On 31 May 2019, Fair Work Inspectors completed surprise audits of around 80 businesses in the university suburbs of Geelong, following intelligence that employers in the area were at risk of breaching workplace laws. 
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. 
NACLC Budget Response: Funding Certainty for Community Legal Sector Welcome First Step
3 April 2019 The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) has welcomed the funding certainty provided in the 2019-2020 Federal Budget as "an important first step."
RLC in the Media: Rising concerns about strip-search laws
3 April 2019 Redfern Legal Centre has raised grave concerns about increased police strip-search activity in NSW, following a police drug search operation at Central Station last month.