Looking downstream: the long-term costs of underfunding legal aid in Australia
2 December 2021 | Zoom Webinar
The Law Council of Australia is pleased to invite you to attend an online webinar on the topic of 'Looking downstream: the long-term costs of underfunding legal aid in Australia'.
In its 2014 Report Access to Justice Arrangements, the Productivity Commission recognised the net public benefits to the community of proper investment in the legal aid and the ‘false economy’ of not doing so. The Productivity Commission noted that a significant funding injection was needed to increase access to legal assistance for many Australians.
In this webinar, a panel of eminent members of the legal and economic sectors discuss the downstream social and economic impacts of Commonwealth funding of legal aid in Australia and, in the lead up to a Federal Election in 2022, what needs to be done to fix the funding shortfall.
A panel discussion moderated by Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, Law Council of Australia President.
Featuring eminent speakers:
- Mr Michael Brennan, Chair, Productivity Commission
- Mr Jeremy Thorpe, Chief Economist, PwC Australia
- Ms Louise Glanville, Chief Executive Officer, Victoria Legal Aid
Event Details and Registration
Date: Thursday, 2 December 2021
Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm AEDT
This is a free event, however registration is essential. The Law Council would appreciate if you could please share this invitation widely with your networks. Please note that there is a limited attendance capacity for this event.
Senior Policy Lawyer
T. 02 6246 3714
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