News & Events

New NSW laws to prevent incitement of violence
20 August 2018 New laws prohiting the threat or incitement of violence against any person on the grounds of race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, intersex or HIV/AIDS status came into effect in NSW this month.
The hidden costs of take-away food: Sham contracting and Foodora
19 August 2018 Foodora is being sued by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) in a test case that will determine whether these food delivery gig workers are ‘sham contractors’ and are actually employees. 
One in Three Workers Underpaid: Glebe Point Road Audits
11 July 2018 Employees in the hospitality industry in Sydney recovered just under $200,000 in a recent audit of businesses in popular food precinct Glebe Point Road.
NSW Government Introduces Emergency Travel Opal Cards
21 June 2018 Transport For NSW has announced new emergency Opal Cards to provide short term transport access for marginalised communties.
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.