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Policy Statement - Legal Aid and Access to Justice Policy Principles

13 November 2008


The Law Council of Australia has delveloped a Policy Statement on Legal Aid and Access to Justice Policy Principles. The policy principles are outlined below:

  1. Development and adoption by the Commonwealth of a mechanism to break down the Commonwealth/State funding divide.
  2. Creation and adoption by the Commonwealth of a national means test.
  3. Increased fees for private practitioners undertaking legal aid work.
  4. Incentives for lawyers to practice in rural, regional and remote areas.
  5. Increased funding for Community Legal Centres (CLCs).
  6. Increased funding for dedicated indigenous legal services.
  7. National civil legal aid program.
     

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