Addressing systemic barriers to justice is a crucial part of our work. We are mindful of the impact that laws and legal processes have on our vulnerable clients and the broader community, and give voice to their experiences. Our law reform work seeks to promote and uphold human rights and equality before the law.
We contribute to inquiries by parliamentary, law reform and other bodies. We also work collaboratively with other community legal centres and experts, including making joint submissions. We raise awareness of law reform and policy issues through community engagement work, which may include public events and media.
You are welcome to read our recent public submissions by clicking on the links below.
Fines and infringement debts continue to be troubling issues for many clients of community legal centres.
PCLC has welcomed the opportunity to make a submission to the Fines Reform Advisory Board (FRAB); a body established to provide independent advice to the Attorney-General about further reforms to the fines enforcement system.
PCLC’s recommendations focus on making the process easier for vulnerable clients to have their fines reviewed by Fines Victoria.
The Residential Tenancies Act 2018 and the Residential Tenancies Regulations 2020 are bringing into effect the biggest overhaul of the state’s rental laws in decades.
PCLC has welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the recent consultation on the proposed Residential Tenancies Regulations 2020.