Victoria Legal Aid welcomes state budget

Victoria Legal Aid welcomes state budget

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Victoria Legal Aid received additional ongoing funding totalling $13.7 million over four years in the 7 May state budget.

Managing Director Bevan Warner said this additional funding would help us to continue services at the level set by the introduction of our new eligibility and service guidelines over the past year.

‘Our deficit was $3.1 million last year and we expect a greater deficit this year,’ Bevan said.

‘Our eligibility and service guideline changes over the past year will place us on a more sustainable footing going forward.

‘The extra funding does not give us scope to reverse any of the guideline changes introduced this year or provide additional services without making savings elsewhere.’

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