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Federal Government to reverse community legal funding cuts

Federal Government to reverse community legal funding cuts

The Federal Government will restore funding to the community legal sector in the May budget, abandoning cuts outlined in previous budgets.

The sector has been preparing itself for a 30 per cent funding cut from July 1 with some services warning their ability to assist vulnerable Australians, including people experiencing family violence, would be immediately impacted.

The Government will restore $55.7 million to the sector over three years, including $16.7 million for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services.

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