News & Events

State Debt Recovery Act 2018: What You Need to Know
20 June 2018 On 21 March 2018, a new State Debt Recovery Act 2018 (NSW) commenced. The Act gives Revenue NSW the power to bypass the court debt recovery process, dramatically changing the way state debts, such as council rates, are collected in NSW. 
Explainer: The Banking Royal Commission
5 June 2018 Tara Hayes speaks to RLC's Credit and Debt solicitor, Laura Bianchi, to gain insight into the Banking Royal Commission.
Margaret Jones receives top honours at the 2018 Redfern & Waterloo Volunteer Awards
24 May 2018 One of RLC's longest serving volunteers is the formidable Margaret Jones. At 91 years of age, Margaret is still serving her local community. In May 2018, in recognition of her dedication, she received the 2018 Counterpoint Founder's Choice Award.
RLC commemorative T-shirts and tea towels are back!
24 May 2018 Our popular RLC 40th birthday T-shirts and tea towels are back in stock for a limited time! 
Budget 2018: a missed opportunity, says NACLC
11 May 2018 The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC), the peak body for community legal centres in Australia, has described the 2018 Federal Budget as "a missed opportunity" to fund essential services.
NSW trial offers new approach for rehousing domestic violence victims
4 May 2018 The NSW State Government is trialing a new model of living arrangements for victims of serious domestic violence, The Daily Telegraph reports. 
RLC in the Media: Stand-up for Social Justice
7 April 2018 A host of Australian comedians teamed up for a big night of laughs to support NSW’s oldest community legal centre. RLC's Communications and Volunteer Manager Finn O'Keefe reports for South Sydney Herald.
Pathways to Justice—An Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
3 April 2018 Redfern Legal Centre welcomes the release of the Final Report of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) Inquiry into the Incarceration Rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, tabled in Parliament on Wednesday 28 March 2018.
Media Release: Proposed NSW debt recovery laws improved by amendments
15 March 2018 Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) and Redfern Legal Centre have welcomed key amendments to the State Debt Recovery Bill 2017 which passed the NSW Legislative Council on last night (14 November 2018).
Capacity concerns about NSW Police oversight body
15 March 2018 The NSW police oversight body, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (the LECC) has released its first public report since it commenced operations.