The second oldest Community Legal Centre in Australia, RLC was founded in 1977 to help support disadvantaged individuals and communities gain access to justice. Established to promote social justice, the organisation provides free legal advice, legal services and education to disadvantaged people in New South Wales and participates in activities that reduce inequalities and defects in laws, the legal system, and administrative and social practices that impact on disadvantaged people.
RLC provides specialised legal advice and advocacy in the following areas:
-Credit, debt and consumer complaints;
-Tenancy and housing;
-Police and government accountability;
-Discrimination and human rights; and
-An advice clinic for international students.
In addition, RLC will provide generalist advice to clients who experience disadvantage such as:
-People with disability;
-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
-People of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and