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Resources and reviews

Legal Health Check

The Legal Health Check is a resource to assist community workers to identify the legal needs of their clients. More information is available on the Legal Health Check website.

Access to Justice Arrangements – Productivity Commission Inquiry Report

On 3 December 2014, the Productivity Commission released its report on access to justice arrangements. The Productivity Commission considered Australia's system of civil dispute resolution, with a focus on constraining costs and promoting access to justice and equality before the law.

The inquiry report makes a number of recommendations to improve the operation of the legal assistance sector, and the civil justice system more broadly, and is available on the Productivity Commission website.

Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services 2010-2015

On 3 July 2014, ACIL Allen Consulting published its review of the 2010 National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services and Australian Government-funded legal assistance programmes.

The review was a collaborative project between all states and territories and involved extensive consultation with legal assistance service providers.

The review suggests options for short, medium and long-term reform, and is supported by three working papers, all of which are available from the ACIL Allen Consulting website.

Law and Justice Foundation of NSW

In 2012, the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW completed the Legal Australia-Wide Survey (LAW Survey), which was the first comprehensive quantitative assessment across Australia of an extensive range of legal needs.

This report, other publications and resources are available on the Law and Justice Foundation website.