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Legal aid funding for environmental cases in New South Wales to cease from tomorrow

ABC Saturday 29th June, 2013

NSW Legal aid funding for environmental cases comes to an end in New South Wales tomorrow - a move which has angered the State Opposition.The New South Wales Government is bringing in new rules that will ban Legal Aid from representing activists or lobby groups, ending a 27-year tradition of funding major public interest environmental cases.The Opposition's environment spokesman Luke Foley says the move is an ideologically-driven attempt to tip the balance in favour of industry."Local communities now will be forced to find the money themselves and of course we know that in some many cases th...


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