News & Events

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.
Local filmmakers reflect on the future of public housing
14 November 2018 Two groundbreaking new Australian films screened recently in Sydney exploring the impact of public housing redevelopment on the future of our city. 
The 2018 International Education Providers Forum
13 November 2018 In November, RLC took part in the 2018 International Education Providers Forum at Sydney Town Hall.
Changes to Australian Consumer Law: Key benefits for vulnerable consumers
9 November 2018 On 28 March 2018, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Bill 2018 (Cth) was passed and will enact the first suite of proposals of the Australian Consumer Law Review. 
Short changed at work: what to do if you are experiencing wage theft
30 October 2018 Research from UNSW and UTS shows that an overwhelming number of international students and backpackers in Australia are suffering wage theft in silence. If you are not being paid correctly at work, there are steps that you can take.
RLC in the Media: New research reveals at least $1 billion owed in lost pay to workers in Australia
30 October 2018 UP TO $1 billion is being stolen by dodgy Australian firms failing to pay thousands of workers the wages are legally entitled to; a troubling new report finds. Benedict Brook reports for new.com.au.
Senate Inquiry into payday lenders and ‘debt vultures’ announced
19 October 2018 On 18 October, the Australian Senate voted to establish an inquiry into unregulated debt management firms, which target customers with debt problems.