Under the administration of justice program, we allocate State and Commonwealth funding for the delivery of legal assistance services in the legal assistance sector.
Commonwealth government funding for legal assistance services is allocated to legal aid commissions, community legal centres and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services under the National Legal Assistance Partnership 2020-2025 (NLAP). The NLAP is an agreement between the Commonwealth and States and Territories about how legal assistance services are delivered to help vulnerable people facing disadvantage. The NLAP focuses on those people who are unable to afford private legal services, assisting them to engage effectively with the justice system to address their legal problems.
The Department of Justice administers this funding to the legal assistance sector through program funding deeds with legal assistance providers, as required by the NLAP.
Go to the Commonwealth Attorney-General Department for more information about the NLAP.
The State government also provides funding for legal assistance services to make sure Tasmania’s most vulnerable people have access to justice through legal assistance, to help them sort out their legal issues. The Department of Justice administers this funding to legal assistance services. This funding will continue for each year of the NLAP.
Safe Homes, Families, Communities: Tasmania’s action plan for family and sexual violence 2019-2022 is the Tasmanian Government’s co-ordinated whole of government action plan to respond to family and sexual violence.
Women’s Legal Service Tasmania receives funding under the action plan to deliver specialist legal assistance to women in North and North Eastern Tasmania who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, family violence.
Go to Communities Tasmania for more information on the action plan.