Media Releases Calls to reform fine default legislation January 2019 Community Legal Centres Association (WA) supports the calls from the Law Society of WA and the Law Council of Australia to urgently repeal WA laws that allow the jailing of individuals unable to pay their fines. The appointment of Mr Peter Quinlan SC as Chief Justice August 2018 CLCA (WA) welcomes the Attorney-General’s announcement to appoint Mr Peter Quinlan SC as Western Australia’s 14th Chief Justice. Community Legal Centres ready to assist WA survivors seek Redress July 2018 Today is an important day for survivors of child sexual abuse in Western Australia as they can officially access the National Redress Scheme. Funding Boost welcomed by Community Legal Centres April 2018 Community Legal Centres (CLCs) across WA are celebrating the Attorney General’s commitment to secure and sustainable CLC funding into the future. Justice Week and CLC Funding January 2017 When a legal crisis hits, vulnerable and low-income West Australians increasingly have nowhere to turn. Invaluable work of volunteers providing access to justice across Western Australia December 2016 Volunteers across WA are contributing almost 80,000 unpaid hour annually to Community Legal Centres (CLCs). Don't play politics with legal funding May 2016 Community legal centres (CLCs) across WA were hoping that cuts to services from last year’s budget would be reversed in today’s WA budget, but are disappointed that no additional funding has been provided. Ending violence against women and their children must be a top priority. March 2016 In the lead up to the next State election, a coalition of organisations is calling on the next Western Australian Government to commit to improving the systems that are meant to keep victims of family and domestic violence safe. Criminal Code Amendment (Prevention of lawful activity) Bill 2015 February 2015 Concerns continue to be raised regarding the constitutional validity, if enacted, of the Criminal Code Amendment (Prevention of Lawful Activity) Bill 2015.