Law Council of Australia

Looking downstream: the long-term costs of underfunding legal aid in Australia - Webinar

Published on 2 December 2021 Webinar hosted by the Law Council of Australia on 2 December 2021.

The webinar was moderated by Dr Jacoba Brasch QC, Law Council of Australia President, and was joined by a panel of eminent members of the legal and economic sectors who discussed the social and economic impacts of Commonwealth funding of legal aid in Australia. In the lead up to a Federal Election in 2022, the panel also discussed what needs to be done to fix the legal aid funding shortfall.

Panel speakers included:

• Mr Michael Brennan, Chair, Productivity Commission
• Mr Jeremy Thorpe, Chief Economist, PwC Australia
• Ms Louise Glanville, Chief Executive Officer, Victoria Legal Aid