NR COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRE
Disaster Response and Recovery
The Centre provides free, high-quality legal and social support to people displaced by the floods.
About the Project
The Centre forms a vital part of the safety net that help protect marginalised people and communities from the social and economic impacts of crises, like extreme weather events and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alongside the physical and psychological impacts, crises like floods can create or exacerbate serious legal issues. This includes problems with insurance claims, housing and tenancies, income and social security, credit and debt, family violence and family law, destroyed documents and wills, and more.
The people that The Centre support are often first and hardest hit by climate disasters. People experiencing financial hardship, First Nations people, people who are homeless, people with disabilities, and people living in rural, regional and remote communities, are time and time again left with inadequate protection from climate catastrophes such as bushfires, flooding, extreme heat or cold, hailstorms, and more.
Your Legal Health Check
Karin Ness explains the importance of a Disaster Recovery and Preparedness Legal Health Check.
Karin Ness introduces the concept of Climate Justice and details why it is important for community and The Centre.
Tenancy during a Disaster
Brendan Ross detials how The Centre supports tenants during times of disaster.