INNER CITY LEGAL CENTRE 40 YEARS
(Community Recognition Statement, 24 March 2021, Legislative Assembly, Parliament of NSW)
On behalf of the Sydney electorate, I wish to congratulate the Inner City Legal Centre on their 40th anniversary.
The Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) was opened in 1980 by local solicitors who saw the need for a legal centre in the area that could help people with limited resources get access to justice. Now, 40 years on, ICLC is still providing free legal services to people in the Sydney inner city, inner eastern suburbs, the lower north shore and northern beaches area. As well as their generalist local service, ICLC delivers a state-wide specialist service for members of the LGBTIQ community as well as providing assistance and representation for sex workers across NSW. Their award winning Safe Relationships program continues to be a key part of their service. Responding to COVID pandemic safety concerns, ICLC refocussed from a grand celebration to instead hold an 'Uninvited Ball' to commemorate 40 years of service as well as raising funds to continue to provide their vital services. I am proud to support and celebrate this important service and encourage members of the Sydney electorate to do the same.