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In this Q&A, Maureen Randall from Redfern Legal Centre encourages First Nations Elders who may be eligible for ex-gratia payments under the Stolen Generations...
As Sydney’s lockdown restrictions lift, Randa Kattan, CEO of the Arab Council of Australia says “the road out must be a broad highway that can carry all of us, not just the lucky few”. Others say to “build back better” we must seek diverse perspectives from those communities disproportionately affected by the pandemic.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have been targeted or ignored by financial services.
The Redfern Legal Centre has received some much-needed financial support after announcing a funding shortfall. But one important service is still going to close.
Two months before Barry O’Farrell announced the ‘one punch’ laws, he passed a different law that expands police powers to arrest without warrant. Like the ‘one punch’ laws, the arrest laws have been met with controversy, with some South Sydney community groups fearing the expanded arrest powers will reduce in-depth investigation and leave vulnerable people more exposed to abuse.
REDFERN: Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) has lodged a complaint with the NSW Ombudsman regarding Housing NSW’s ongoing failure to respond to the needs of their tenants. The complaint, lodged on July 22, highlights six case studies in which tenants repeatedly tried to communicate with Housing NSW with no response.
REDFERN: The Attorney-General Mark Dreyfuss visited Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) to announce $60,000 of untied federal funding at a time when the state government has cut funding to community legal centres across the state.
In 1977 NSW’s first Community Legal Centre (CLC) was opened in Redfern. Redfern Legal Centre opened with just one paid staff member, but lots of volunteers with expertise, enthusiasm, passion, commitment and a vision to provide legal services for disadvantaged and marginalised people.