Legal Aid Rally – Legal Aid Matters
The current state of legal aid funding leaves many vulnerable Australians without access to justice.
Australian lawyers and social welfare organisations have come together to address the current crisis in legal aid funding.
The crisis is affecting the delivery of justice for some of society’s most vulnerable members, many of whom are children caught up in family law disputes.
Our aim is to achieve:
An adequately funded legal aid system
A cooperative, nationally consistent and fair approach to provision of legal aid
Access to justice for all
Come and join the Rally on the Crisis in Legal Aid Funding
When: Wednesday 28 April, 9.15am â€“ 10am
Where: Forecourt, County Court, corner William and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne
Former Chief Justice, Family Court, Alastair Nicholson; VCOSS CEO Cath Smith;
LIV President Elect Caroline Counsel and Victorian Bar Robert Richter, QC.
If you can’t attend the Rally, remember to write to your local MP asking them to invest more in Legal Aid, to work with the States/Territories to achieve a fairer system and to ensure broad access to justice for all.
Find them at www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/find-your-local-mp.htm
Supporters include Victorian Council of Social Service and Federation of Community Legal Centres
For more information www.liv.asn.au
You can read the official Legal Aid Rally – Legal Aid Matters PDF flyer here