Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Legal Assistance Services
The review was conducted over a period from May 2012 to June 2013.
The legal assistance services in scope for the Review were the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services, community legal centres in receipt of Commonwealth funds, the family violence prevention legal services, and legal aid commissions.
The findings are available as a series of reports and working papers.
It was found that Legal assistance service providers are, in the main, providing appropriate quality services to disadvantaged Australians. However, additional steps are required to assist them in continuing to do so to a level that meets the expectation of a civil society in addressing the needs of its most disadvantaged people.