Victoria Legal Aid, Means Test Review, Options Paper – submission
Consumer Action has made a submission to the Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) Means Test Review. The submission strongly supports the introduction of a public interest exemption to the VLA means test.
To be effective in supporting public interest litigation, the submission argues that this should be accompanied by a review of VLA’s guideline on public interest and strategic litigation as well as a willingness to provide an indemnity for a legally assisted person’s costs.
Read the full submission here [PDF]170613 Submission VLA means test consultation FINAL