Shine a light on ‘patchwork’ family violence legal system, community legal peak tells royal commission

we need a system that unifies resources for Family Violence. No Legal Asssistance at Family Court due to Superannuation seen as an asset makes survivors become in debt ( av $163,000) to pay legal fees.

Community Law Blog

Updated Thursday 6 August 2015

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Victoria’s family violence legal system offers a ‘patchwork response’ that is sometimes dangerously threadbare through poorly funded legal help, inconsistent specialisation and insufficient risk management, the Royal Commission into Family Violence will hear this Wednesday (5 August) in evidence to be presented by the Federation of Community Legal Centres.

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