News & Events

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.
Court of Conscience: Community Legal Issues in Redfern
15 October 2018 UNSW Law Society’s annual social justice journal, Court of Conscience, has launched a special edition focusing on legal issues affecting the Redfern community.
RLC in Hansard: Alex Greenwich responds to the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018
10 October 2018 On 26 September, Mr Alex Greenwich MP outlined his views on the Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018 in the NSW Parliament. Mr Greenwich’s Second Reading speech highlighted key issues also raised in RLC’s recent position paper.
Tougher laws to combat online stalking and intimidation
9 October 2018 RLC welcomes the strengthening of laws in NSW to protect people from stalking and intimidation online and via mobile phones.
LECC Exposes Police Misconduct: NSW Police Oversight Body Releases Initial Findings
20 September 2018 On 20 September, the Law Enforcement and Conduct Commission (LECC) released findings of its first three reports on police misconduct.