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Emergency Housing Standards Urgent

Monday, 21 December 2020, 1:41 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Community Law Centres O Aotearoa (CLCA) is calling on Government agencies to ensure emergency housing providers meet basic standards as competing pressures mount over the Summer holidays. “Handing over millions of dollars of taxpayer funding to private ... More >>

Emergency Benefit Better Late Than Never

Friday, 20 November 2020, 6:29 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Community Law welcomes the Government announcement that people on temporary work, student or visitor visas who can’t return home or support themselves will have access to the emergency benefit. “It is appropriate that Minister Sepuloni has ... More >>

Community Law Welcomes “Small But Important” Budget Increase

Friday, 15 May 2020, 5:09 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Community Law Centres have received a $2.05m funding boost in Budget 2020 which will improve free legal services available to communities across New Zealand “It may be a small amount of money in a government budget which features such substantial ... More >>

Community Law Welcomes Housing Support – More Needed

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:57 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Community Law today welcomed the Government’s cross-agency package to address homelessness but warned that further work is needed to improve the complex processes used to address housing needs. “Our 24 Community Law Centres are frequently supporting ... More >>

Community Law Ready To Implement Kaupapa Maori Plan

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 2:45 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Community Law stands ready and willing to implement a key recommendation of today’s Inaia Tonu Nei Report on the justice system - to establish Kaupapa Maori Legal Services across its 24 Community Law Centres. More >>

Community Law launches te reo Māori resource

Friday, 1 July 2016, 12:08 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Te reo Māori speakers can now read about the legal status of te reo Māori in te reo Māori thanks to a new bilingual chapter in the Community Law Manual. More >>

Invest in crime prevention not prisons says Community Law

Monday, 18 April 2016, 3:30 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Lower reoffending rates through the restorative justice system are proof that government resources should be directed into crime prevention rather than prisons says Community Law. More >>

Access to justice in Aotearoa focus of legal gathering

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 10:36 am | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Justice issues affecting Māori, vulnerable children, liquor licensing and refugees will be topics under the spotlight at Community Law’s annual hui in Christchurch next week. More >>

Chinese to learn about access to justice in New Zealand

Wednesday, 14 October 2015, 1:01 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Legal officials from Shanghai will visit New Zealand next week to learn about New Zealand’s Community Law movement. More >>

Lawyers And Law Students Ensure Viability Of Community Law

Thursday, 19 July 2012, 3:20 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Lawyers and law students have given, at a conservative estimate, almost $1.8 million dollars worth of services free of charge in the past year to help people who cant afford to pay for lawyers according to a new study just released by the New Zealand ... More >>

Community Law Provides “Sound Value For Money”

Thursday, 19 July 2012, 3:17 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

“For an investment of $10.97m per year the NZ tax payer is receiving a return of at least $36.23m per year and possibly as much as $43.53m per year from Community Law”, says Elizabeth Tennet Chief Executive of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa. More >>

Community Law Centres of Aotearoa (CLCA) Established

Thursday, 23 June 2011, 5:05 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

All of New Zealand’s 26 Community Law Centres are proud to announce that they have recently voted on the formation of a new national body: Community Law Centres of Aotearoa (CLCA). More >>