News & Events

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.
NSW Health opens Redfern COVID-19 testing clinic
31 March 2020 Sydney Local Health District has opened a free COVID-19 testing clinic at Redfern Health Centre.
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.
Stood down without pay during COVID-19? Don't resign!
30 March 2020 Have you been stood down without pay? Don’t resign until you've had legal advice, says RLC's employment law solicitor.
Accommodation advice for international students affected by travel restrictions
28 February 2020 As a result of current coronavirus travel restrictions, RLC is receiving enquiries from international students studying at universities or colleges in NSW who are seeking advice on accommodation issues. 
Young people's voices silenced after strip search inquiry cut short
10 February 2020 RLC is concerned that the voices of young people have been silenced following the announcement that the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) inquiry into strip searches on minors by NSW police has been cut short.
Info for International students affected by travel restrictions
4 February 2020 As part of a global response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Australian government has announced heightened travel restrictions.
Legal assistance for people affected by bushfires and floods
16 January 2020 Thousands of NSW residents affected by bushfires, floods and other extreme weather events are being offered free legal help with the launch of the Disaster Response Legal Service NSW.
Cold call sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance banned
6 December 2019 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced the implementation of a ban on unsolicited ‘cold call’ telephone sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance (CCI).