News & Events

CLCNSW outlines key areas of reform for new state government
1 April 2019 Community Legal Centres NSW has outlined key areas of reform for the new state government to ensure that more people in NSW have access to justice.
Sexual Harassment in Australian workplaces: a call for law reform
1 April 2019 Community Legal Centres have released a comprehensive report, #MeToo: Legal Responses to Sexual Harassment at Work, calling for harsher penalties and an overhaul of "broken" laws to protect workers.
Stay Safe in our State - Advice for International Students
20 March 2019 NSW Police Force have created a series of videos for international students studying in NSW
Financial Abuse Panel sows seeds for change
7 March 2019 On 6 March, RLC held a panel discussion on financial abuse – a fundraiser presented by RLC’s Young Professionals Committee.
RLC International Student Solicitor Sean Stimson honoured with NSW Human Rights Medal
1 March 2019 Solicitor Sean Stimson, the head of Redfern Legal Centre’s International Student Service NSW, has been awarded the NSW Human Rights Medal in recognition of services rendered to the 260,000 international students studying across NSW.
Honouring Margaret Jones: 1927-2019
4 February 2019 It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share some devastating news. Margaret Jones, one of Redfern Legal Centre’s longest-serving volunteers, has passed away, aged 91. Margaret died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday 2 February 2019.
RLC in the media: 'War on fun' as number of unlawful strip searches escalates
9 January 2019 Police are accused of using aggressive tactics that are humiliating law-abiding young people as fears over music festival drug deaths escalate. Victoria Pengilley reports for news.com.au.
Government ignores widespread opposition and pushes through fast-tracked adoption laws
23 November 2018 Controversial changes to child protection laws have passed through the NSW Parliament, despite grave concerns raised by almost 80 CLCs and other organisations across the state.
Harvest Trail Inquiry recovers $1 million for workers
21 November 2018 A Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) Inquiry into workplaces along Australia’s Harvest Trail has found widespread non-compliance, with inspectors recovering more than $1 million in unpaid wages for over 2,500 workers.
Public housing tenants fight for their place in the city
21 November 2018 Public housing tenants are standing firm as public housing redevelopment in Waterloo and Redfern threaten their homes. Authors Pratichi Chatterjee, Alistair Sisson, Jenna Condie and Laura Wynne report for The Conversation.