Illawarra Newsroom

South Coast - Ward says funding boost for community legal centres

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Member for Kiama Gareth Ward has announced that survivors of domestic and family violence and those who have been impacted by COVID-19 in the Illawarra and South Coast, will benefit from a funding boost to our State’s community legal assistance sector.

Mr Ward says that the NSW Government’s allocation of $5.43 million in Commonwealth funding, to the state’s community legal centres, will support locals across the Illawarra and the South Coast, who are experiencing disadvantage and discrimination.

He added that the funding injection will support the community legal centres, including the Illawarra Legal Centre, and 'ShoalCoast Community Legal Centre' in Nowra, to provide free legal help to those most in need in our communities.

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