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Access to justice gap

Access to justice gap

By Divya Sharma

Access to Justice Voluntary Associations/Pro Bono 


There is still a need to boost legal aid as outlined by the Productivity Commission in 2014. The efforts of groups such as community legal centres (CLCs), the LIV, Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) and the Law Council of Australia have resulted in $55.7 million federal funding towards legal assistance services and a record $1.9 billion Victorian funding towards family violence prevention. It is applauded by the legal profession as a positive step, however, essential funding for legal aid commissions across the nation continues to be a pressing issue. Although the federal funding includes $39 million for CLCs and $16.7 million for Indigenous legal assistance providers, the federal government is yet to respond to the Productivity Commission’s 2014 recommendation about $200 million annual funding from federal and state governments to adequately fund and address access to justice through legal assistance services. Additional funding is required for legal aid, in particular legal aid commissions.

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