News & Events

Info for International students affected by travel restrictions
4 February 2020 As part of a global response to novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Australian government has announced heightened travel restrictions.
Legal assistance for people affected by bushfires and floods
16 January 2020 Thousands of NSW residents affected by bushfires, floods and other extreme weather events are being offered free legal help with the launch of the Disaster Response Legal Service NSW.
Cold call sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance banned
6 December 2019 The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced the implementation of a ban on unsolicited ‘cold call’ telephone sales of direct life insurance and consumer credit insurance (CCI).
RLC launches Financial Abuse Service NSW
5 December 2019 In December, Redfern Legal Centre (RLC)  teamed up with leading financial and legal service providers to launch the first state-wide service in New South Wales addressing financial abuse in intimate partner relationships. 
ATO takes actions on unpaid super
29 October 2019 In good news for employees, the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has begun to focus its resources on the issue of unpaid superannuation contributions.
My Legal Mate: Leading the way on international student wellbeing
28 October 2019 Macquarie University has become the first tertiary institution to sign up for My Legal Mate, an innovative new mobile app offering on-the-go legal advice to international students in NSW.
Your Body, Your Choice honoured at 2019 NSW International Students Awards
3 October 2019 Your Body, Your Choice, a groundbreaking sexual assault resource for international students, was honoured with an award at the 2019 NSW International Student Awards.
Concerns raised about funding cuts to CLC Care Partner Program
30 August 2019 Community Legal Centres NSW (CLCNSW) is calling on Legal Aid to reverse a decision to cut CLC funding for vitally important child protection work.
RLC obtains standard operating procedures guiding the use of police body-worn video cameras
2 August 2019 Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) has obtained a copy of NSW Police Force ‘Body-Worn Video Camera Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)’, which guide police in the lawful use of Body-Worn Video (BWV) cameras.
Melbourne University Research Study: Do Australian Laws Help People with Debt Problems?
1 August 2019 A Melbourne University researcher is seeking participants for a study examining the use and impact of some of the options available to people experiencing consumer debt problems in Australia.