Working for Change
RLC works to make positive change in laws and the legal system in each of its specialist areas of law. RLC's work in this area is based on our clients' experience in interacting with the legal system.
A joint report released by Redfern Legal Centre, Kingsford Legal Centre, Women's Legal Service NSW and the National Association of Community Legal Centres says law reform is urgently needed to address endemic levels of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.
In March 2019, RLC held a panel discussion on financial abuse in domestic violence, a fundraiser that was presented by RLC's Young Professional's Committee.
RLC's Safe and Sound campaign aims to raise awareness about rising rates of police strip searches in NSW, and is calling for legistative change to prevent the overreach of police powers in this area.
This RLC submission focuses on the impact of current evidentiary requirements for the early release of superannuation benefits on victims of family and domestic violence.
RLC is calling for a better balancing of renters' and landlords' rights by ending no grounds and retaliatory evictions, and ensuring that share housing tenants without written agreements can access the same legal protections under the Act as other renters.
RLC's submission focuses on the impact of irresponsible lending practices on consumers in response to the ASIC Consultation Paper on Credit Cards and Responsible Lending Assessments.
RLC & Aboriginal Legal Service Submission: Review of the Surveillance Devices Amendment (Police Body-Worn Video)
In this joint submission, RLC and ALS state that operational and legislative changes are required to improve the capacity of police body worn cameras to promote police accountability and transparency.
For more key issues, see our Working For Change archive
Read more about our work, to make positive changes in laws and the legal system, under each of our services here.
1 April 2019 #MeToo: Legal Responses to Sexual Harassment at Work
15 February 2019 Submission: Review of the early release of superannuation benefits
13 December 2016 Inquiry into Freedom of Speech
12 February 2016 Submission: Statutory Review of the Residential Tenancies Act 2010
11 February 2016 Submission: Review of Alcohol Restriction Zones
23 November 2015 Submission: Inquiry into elder abuse in New South Wales
RLC In Hasard
26 September 2018 Residential Tenancies Amendment (Review) Bill 2018 – Second Reading
12 September 2018 Modern Slavery Bill 2018 – Second Reading