Monthly Archives: July 2014

Get StreetSmart with a new smartphone-friendly guide to the law


“The first interaction with police here …  I felt quite invaded. I’d want to know where I legally stand in that situation. I’d want to know how to remove myself from that situation.”

Justin* age 18

Would you know what to do if a police officer ordered you to move on?

Bans on community legal centres speaking out

Starting from 1 July 2014, community legal centres such as Youthlaw can’t use federal government funding we receive to engage in policy reform or advocacy work.

The ban has been heavily criticised by community legal advocates as it is contrary to the findings of the recent Productivity Commission report on ensuring everyone has access to justice.