Aug 9, 2013

More Funding for Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service

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Attorney-General and Member for Isaacs Mark Dreyfus QC, Member for Bruce Alan Griffin & Member for Holt Anthony Byrne today announced new funding for the Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service.

The Rudd Labor Government will provide an extra $400,000 to the Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service for the next four years.

“Access to legal advice and support is essential to strengthening our local communities and our democracy,” said Mr Dreyfus.

“I am proud of Labor’s commitment to a fair go under the law and am confident this funding for the Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service will make a real difference to people in south-eastern Melbourne,” said Mr Dreyfus.

“Legal services have not yet fully recovered from cuts under the Howard Liberal Government but, in a tough budgetary period, this is a significant boost,’ said Mr Dreyfus.

“This additional funding means the Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service can help meet demand for domestic violence and family law services,” said Mr Griffin.

“The Casey Cardinia Community Legal Service will be able to employ more frontline lawyers and staff to help with family law, mortgage stress, employment law, child protection matters and consumer law,’ said Mr Byrne.

This funding is part of an extra $33.5 million over four years for community legal centres across Australia.

The new funding for community legal centres is in addition to the $32 million already provided annually under the Australian Government’s Community Legal Services Program.

Media Enquires: Daniel White (03) 9796 7533.

 

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