News & Events

COVID-19 testing in Redfern and Waterloo
3 August 2020 Need a COVID-19 test? Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) is providing free COVID-19 testing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons at Waterloo Neighbourhood Centre from 2pm to 4pm.  
RLC contributes to UN human rights submission
20 July 2020 In July, a human rights report endorsed by RLC and over 200 other Australian not-for-profit and community organisations was submitted to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Commission.
NSW Government announces COVID-19 support package for migrants and temporary visa holders
15 July 2020 The NSW Government has announced $4 million dollars in funding to support migrant workers and temporary visa holders in NSW impacted by COVID-19.
Domestic violence escalating during COVID-19
15 July 2020 Almost one in 10 Australian women in a relationship have experienced domestic violence during the coronavirus crisis, new research reveals.
Covid Impact Survey: Voicing temporary migrants’ experiences in Australia during COVID-19
29 June 2020 Academics at UNSW and UTS are conducting a national survey about the wellbeing of temporary migrants in Australia during COVID-19. 
International Students and Wage Theft in Australia report highlights 'rampant' and sustained level of exploitation
29 June 2020 Despite commitments to improve conditions, international students are still subject to wage theft and poor employment conditions, a new report finds.
RLC announces free legal advice service for people in NSW with COVID-19 fines
24 June 2020 People in NSW who have received a COVID-19 on-the-spot fine can contact RLC for free legal advice.
Fair Work Commission announces 1.75% increase to minimum wages
23 June 2020 The Fair Work Commission has announced a 1.75% increase to minimum wages following its 2020 Annual Wage Review. 
NSW Government announces temporary crisis accommodation and other supports for international students facing hardship
22 June 2020 International students in NSW can now apply for temporary crisis accommodation funded by the NSW Government in partnership with quality student accommodation and homestay providers.
Food relief for international students and temporary visa holders
12 June 2020 Emergency food relief is available for international students and temporary visa holders at weekly pop-up Hamper Hubs across Sydney.