Looking downstream the long-term costs of underfunding legal aid in Australia’ Webinar
6 December 2021
On 2 December 2021, the Law Council of Australia hosted a webinar on the topic of 'Looking downstream: the long-term costs of underfunding legal aid in Australia'.
The webinar was moderated by Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, Law Council of Australia President, and was joined by a panel of eminent members of the legal and economic sectors who discussed the social and economic impacts of Commonwealth funding of legal aid in Australia. In the lead up to a Federal Election in 2022, the panel also discussed what needs to be done to fix the legal aid funding shortfall.
Panel speakers included:
- Mr Michael Brennan, Chair, Productivity Commission
- Mr Jeremy Thorpe, Chief Economist, PwC Australia
- Ms Louise Glanville, Chief Executive Officer, Victoria Legal Aid