News & Events

Class actions investigation seeks to hold NSW Police to account for unlawful strip searches
25 June 2020 Redfern Legal Centre has joined forces with class actions experts Slater and Gordon to announce an investigation into class action claims against NSW Police concerning the use of invasive and unlawful strip searches. 
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. 
RLC welcomes NSW Government support to international students during COVID-19
18 May 2020 The NSW Government has announced a $20 million dollar relief package to support international students in NSW during the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 and employment law: factsheets for migrant workers
4 May 2020 The Migrant Employment Legal Service (MELS), a free statewide legal service run by Redfern, Marrickville, Kingsford and Inner City Legal Centre, has published two new employment advice factsheets to support migrant workers during COVID-19.
Supporting people facing financial abuse during COVID-19
16 April 2020 RLC's statewide financial abuse service is maintaining free telephone advice during the pandemic, and we welcome referrals.
Six-month moratorium on residential tenancy evictions announced in NSW
13 April 2020 On 13 April, the NSW Government announced a six-month moratorium on evictions for tenants in financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Advice for international students facing hardship during COVID-19
30 March 2020 Many international students are facing severe hardship at this difficult time. Here is some helpful information for international students during the coronavirus pandemic.