News & Events

Consorting Laws – Impact on Vulnerable People
31 August 2016 The NSW Ombudsman has released a review of the operation of the consorting offence in the Crimes Act.
Explainer: Everything you need to know about funeral insurance, low-income insurance and financial hardship programs
29 August 2016 Purchasing hefty insurance plans – such as funeral insurance and home and car insurance – can often seem like a sensible option.
Statutory Review of Victims Rights and Support Act 2013
29 August 2016 Sydney WDVCAS has recently made a submission to the statutory review of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013.
New police powers legislation impact NSW citizen's rights
27 June 2016 The NSW Government has recently passed four new bills, all of which will function to increase police powers while further restricting the rights of NSW citizens
Join Team RLC
16 June 2016 Increased competition and decreased government funding to community legal centres has meant less financial support for RLC
Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence report finalised
16 June 2016 RLC welcomes the finalisation of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence report.
RLC in the Medical Journal of Australia
16 June 2016 Redfern Legal Centre's Health Justice Partnership with Sydney Local Health District in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Taking out the trash: useless ‘junk policy’ insurance policies
16 June 2016 Insurance customers may be at risk of paying add - on costs for useless and nonessential items
RLC speaks up for public housing tenants in parliamentary inquiry
14 June 2016 RLC has spent many years advocating for public housing tenants waiting for basic repairs to be done on their homes. The lack of action they experience, even after correct procedure is followed, can be detrimental to people’s health and wellbeing.
International students' rights threatened by sham contract
14 June 2016 International students, like those embroiled in the 7-Eleven scandal, are increasingly falling victim to unfair employers who exploit their rights as employees.