News & Events

International student workers owed thousands in underpayments
7 April 2016 Following the 7-Eleven employment scandal and subsequent assurances from the Federal Government offered to employees who may have breached their visa conditions, numbers of complainants rose from the low hundreds to just over two thousand.
Fighting racial vilification: less talk, more action?
7 April 2016 There have been no prosecutions in the 26 years since the provisions creating a criminal offence for serious racial vilification became part of the NSW Anti Discrimination Act (ADA). In other words, these provisions have never been used.
The structure of our discrimination laws do not facilitate equal opportunity in employment
7 April 2016 The reactive remedies to discrimination in Australia, which require individuals to take up complaints rather than imposing a positive duty on respondents, continue to undermine the positive intentions of anti-discrimination laws.
NSW Police increase mobile drug testing
6 April 2016 6 April 2016 The NSW Police Force has announced it will increase its roadside drug tests threefold by 2017, raising its numbers from 32,000 to 100,000 roadside tests annually.
Elder abuse by family members on the increase
6 April 2016 6 April 2016 Over the past five years Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SWDVCAS) has seen a steady increase in the number of elderly clients reporting abuse by their children.
Redevelopment – what it means for tenants
14 March 2016 14 March 2016 Originally published in the South Sydney Herald. In December last year, just before Christmas, the state government announced a plan to redevelop the Waterloo area over the next 20 years.
Redfern Legal Centre is coming to O-Week
12 February 2016 17 February 2016 Our International Student Legal Service will be attending O-Week festivities at most major universities over the next few weeks.
Breaking News: Waterloo redevelopment announced
21 December 2015 21 December 2015 Following the decision to build a new train station at Waterloo, rather than at the University of Sydney, the NSW Government have announced plans to redevelop a large area of the local social housing.
Breaking News: Anti-social behaviour changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 (2010 Act) commence
21 December 2015 21 December 2015 New anti-social behaviour tenancy laws for social housing tenants came into effect on 18 December 2015.
Domestic violence victims face workplace discrimination
17 December 2015 17 December 2015 Victims of domestic violence are vulnerable to workplace discrimination, potentially amounting to exclusion from work.