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ABA welcomes Federal Government funding injection into legal assistance sector (24 April 2017) (Australia)

Australian Bar Association

The Australian Bar Association has today welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement to commit an additional $55.7 million over the next three years to the community legal assistance sector in the upcoming 2017-18 Budget.

Australian Bar Association President, Will Alstergren QC said, “Today’s announcement is a significant step to addressing the shortfalls of the current legal assistance budget and shows a firm commitment from the Federal Government to provide crucial and equal access to legal services for all Australians.”

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