Greens legal spokesperson Shane Rattenbury is is drawing attention to his budget submission to improve funding to Community Legal Centres:
“The time has come for Government action to help our Community Legal Centres reach their full potential. It is quite well accepted now that a CLC Office Hub is the next step we need to take.
“CLCs are being held back from reaching their full potential because they forced to turn away lawyers who want to come in and help out, free of charge. All this because they don’t have a desk to offer.
“If these lawyers were given a desk in a CLC Office Hub, we could harness the full potential of CLCs and enable them to reach out further and help more people in need.
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Seems rather sensible.