Funding a big support for Macarthur Legal Centre

Vital help: The Macarthur Legal Centre provides quality legal advice free of charge to the community's most vulnerable people.

Vital help: The Macarthur Legal Centre provides quality legal advice free of charge to the community's most vulnerable people.

The Macarthur Legal Centre has received a share of $5.43 million to aid its vital assistance of community members seeking legal help.

The centre provides free legal advice and representation to people living in Macarthur, and includes the Macarthur Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS).

The funding - a share of Commonwealth funding - will help the centre to continue its important work.

Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves said it was an especially crucial time to assist legal organisations like Macarthur Legal Centre.

"The global health and economic crises have had a profound impact on our local area, with people across our communities facing job losses, tenancy issues and financial insecurity," he said.

"This funding injection will support our hard-working community legal centres, including Macarthur Legal Centre, to provide free legal help to those most in need across the community."

Macarthur WDVCAS manager Tanya Whitehouse said the centre was grateful for the boost as it would allow them to provide "vulnerable community members with legal advice and support".

"This money can also assist our domestic violence clients who do need to access free legal advice on a number of things such as family law, property settlement and divorce," she said.

"It is positive that the government recognises the vital work that community legal centres do and I hope that the funding continues to be allocated so that they can continue their support."

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