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Monday, 3 November 2003
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Mr McClelland asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 18 September 2003:

(1) Which community legal services received funding in the 2002-2003 financial year.

(2) In respect of each community service that received funding, (a) how much funding did it receive, and (b) under which program.


Mr Ruddock (Attorney-General) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

In the 2002-2003 financial year the Commonwealth funded 125 community legal centres across Australia to provide a range of legal and related services under the Commonwealth Community Legal Services Program.

The community legal centres that received funding and the amount of that funding is shown on the attached table.

Community Legal Services Program 2002-2003 Funding allocation

NEW SOUTH WALES

$

Blue Mountains CLC

85,603

Central Coast CLC

167,007

CLS for Western NSW

236,174

Consumer Credit Service

117,888

Court Support Scheme

28,103

Environmental Defenders Office

79,932

Far West CLS

212,015

Hawkesbury Nepean CLC

118,016

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre

57,641

Hunter District CLC

178,274

Illawarra Legal Centre Inc.

343,102

Immigration Advice & Rights Group

83,123

Inner City Legal Centre

85,601

Kingsford Legal Centre

144,250

Macarthur Legal Centre

187,388

Macquarie Legal Centre

132,141

Marrickville Legal Centre

130,647

Mt Druitt and Area CLC

166,787

North and North West CLC

167,694

Northern Rivers CLC

233,118

NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre

171,022

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

97,193

Redfern Legal Centre

133,002

Shoalcoast CLC

213,210

South West Sydney Legal Centre Inc.

167,439

Tenants Union of N.S.W.

63,895

The Aged Care Rights Service

28,748

Welfare Rights Centre

193,461

Women's Legal Resource Centre

722,870

NEW SOUTH WALES TOTAL

4,745,346

VICTORIA

$

Albury-Wodonga CLS

213,127

Brimbank CLC

61,272

Broadmeadows CLS

128,993

Casey Cardinia CLS

97,648

VICTORIA

$

Central Highlands CLS

153,270

Coburg - Brunswick CLC

79,716

Community Connections (VIC)

161,873

Consumer Credit Legal Service

60,486

Darebin CLS

45,453

Disability Discrimination Law Advocacy Service

155,927

Eastern CLC

113,377

Environment Defenders Office

78,247

Essendon CLC

45,555

Fitzroy Legal Service

145,197

Flemington & Kensington CLC

76,684

Footscray CLC

46,129

Geelong CLS

313,992

Gippsland CLS

211,604

Monash - Oakleigh Legal Service

117,958

Murray-Mallee CLS

234,482

North Melbourne Legal Service

139,970

Peninsula CLS

285,869

Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau

61,142

Springvale Monash Legal Service

256,648

St.Kilda Legal Service

81,716

Tenants Union of Victoria

90,751

Welfare Rights Unit

162,018

Werribee Legal Service

90,702

West Heidelberg CLS

76,654

Western Suburbs Legal Service

75,296

Women's Legal Service Victoria

471,075

VICTORIA TOTAL

4,332,835

QUEENSLAND

$

Brisbane Welfare Rights Centre

215,334

Cairns CLS

183,537

Caxton Legal Centre

320,253

Central Queensland CLC

167,488

Environmental Defenders Office

78,615

Highway Legal Service-Gold Coast Citizens Advice Bureau

170,596

Logan Youth Legal Service

70,538

North Queensland Environmental Defender's Office

78,316

North Queensland Women's Legal Service

400,955

Pine Rivers Welfare Association

6,038

Prisoners Legal Service

59,006

QUEENSLAND

$

Roma Legal Service

31,848

South Brisbane Immigration & CLS

136,865

South West Brisbane CLS

2,520

Suncoast CLS

14,042

Tenants Union of Qld

15,576

Toowoomba CLS

171,631

Townsville CLS

156,683

Western Queensland Justice Network

212,733

Women's Legal Service

442,570

Youth Advocacy Centre

81,377

QUEENSLAND TOTAL

3,016,520

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

$

Central CLC (formerly Adelaide Central Mission)

426,376

Environmental Defender's Office

78,302

Southern Communities Justice Centre

327,277

Northern Community Legal Service

290,425

Westside Community Lawyers Inc

279,793

Spencer Gulf CLC

213,041

Riverland CLS Association

211,749

South East CLS Association

211,780

Welfare Rights Centre (SA)

162,342

Women's Legal Service SA

474,429

SOUTH AUSTRALIA TOTAL

2,675,515

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

$

Albany CLS

213,192

Bunbury CLC

153,921

Community Legal & Advocacy Centre

71,797

Consumer Credit Legal Service

51,329

Environmental Defenders Office (WA)

78,160

Geraldton Resource Centre

233,242

Goldfields CLC

211,646

Gosnells CLC

185,694

Kimberley CLS

270,824

North Perth Migrant Resource Centre

100,906

Northern Suburbs CLC

168,071

Pilbara Legal Service

216,290

Southern Communities Advice & Education Service

106,706

Sussex St. Community Law Service

266,588

Tenants Advice Service

116,916

Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service

163,270

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

$

Women's Legal Services WA

299,520

Youth Legal Service WA

70,247

WESTERN AUSTRALIA TOTAL

2,978,320

TASMANIA

$

Environmental Defender's Office (TAS)

79,170

Hobart CLS

126,383

Bridgewater Satellite Service (run by Hobart CLS)

78,685

Hobart CLS

125,506

Launceston CLS

232,895

North West CLC

86,828

Tenants' Union of Tasmania

52,104

Women's Legal Service Tas

211,274

TASMANIA TOTAL

992,845

NORTHERN TERRITORY

$

Central Australian Women's Legal Service, Alice Springs

165,886

Darwin CLS Inc.

352,387

Environmental Defenders Office (NT)

77,030

Top End Women's Legal Service

165,727

Katherine Women's Information & Legal Service

67,273

NORTHERN TERRITIORY TOTAL

828,303

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

$

Canberra Welfare Rights and LC

269,490

Environmental Defenders Office (ACT)

38,869

Women's Legal Centre (ACT & Region)

168,678

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY TOTAL

477,038

NATIONAL

$

National Children's & Youth Law Centre

145,958

TOTAL FUNDING

20,192,681