Webinars and events

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Emergence: Our stories in the next decade is the theme for a series of events and collaborations in 2020 - 2022 culminating in the next National CLCs Conference being planned for March 2023. Read more about our theme.

This year we continue to facilitate and co-design online opportunities for professional development, networking, up-skilling and strategic discussions. At the same time, we create a shared space for reflection and support so that we can process the experiences and lessons we are learning as a sector.

We invite you to join our webinar series, co-created in collaboration with our colleagues and partners across the legal assistance sector as well as other allies. Click on the webinar titles to see details and register.

Unless specified, webinars are recorded and available to members in the Members' Portal.

Please note this webinar is presented and hosted by our insurance broker Arthur J Gallagher.

Don't miss our latest Cyber Insights Webinar for a deep dive into the evolving state of the cyber insurance marketplace. Our experts will outline best practice controls and strategies you can put into place to attain optimal cyber insurance coverage.  

In this session you will learn:

  • How the current landscape is driving rate changes, new endorsements and exclusionary language
  • Why reinsurance is playing a major risk management role
  • Which alternative products are emerging to help address evolving risk, including captives

Date and time: Tuesday 18 October, 1:00pm-2:00pm (AEDT)

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Catherine Eagle (Chair of the National PII Network) will provide an overview of the current PII policy in place through our National Insurance Scheme and discuss claims and notifications trends from 2021-2022. The webinar will also highlight common risk management issues that are arising and provide guidance to centres on ways to improve practice and procedure to avoid notifications.

Participants will gain:

  • An understanding of common risk management issues causing claims and notifications under the PII policy
  • Strategies to prevent privacy and confidentiality breaches

Presenter: Catherine Eagle | Principal Solicitor and PII Network Chair | Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service WA 

Facilitator: Olivia Conte | Capacity Building Officer | Community Legal Centres Australia

Date and time: Thursday 20 October 2022, 1:00pm - 2:00pm (AEDT)

This webinar is closed to member centres only.

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To mark Anti-Poverty Week 2022, Farzana Choudhury (2019 Churchill Fellowship Recipient and Disability Law Supervising Solicitor at Canberra Community Law) will be launching her Churchill Fellowship report on homelessness and poverty discrimination law frameworks.

Farzana recently visited New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland over 8 weeks, to find out about poverty discrimination law from people with lived experience of homelessness and poverty, advocates, legal professionals, community workers, discrimination complaint bodies, and policy makers.

Farzana will be joined by a panel of experts from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) and the Public Interest Law Centre (Legal Aid Manitoba). The panel will share their knowledge and perspectives on homelessness and poverty discrimination.

Participants will learn about:

  • Laws that prohibit discrimination based on poverty related grounds
  • What poverty discrimination looks like, based on the overseas experience
  • Opportunities to better respond to poverty discrimination in Australia
  • Making a poverty discrimination complaint in the Australian Capital Territory

Everyone is welcome!


  • Farzana Choudhury | Churchill Fellow Recipient and Supervising Solicitor – Disability Law | Canberra Community Law 
  • Robert Henderson | Grassroots Leader and Law Project Client | Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Ali Simmons | Case and Street Outreach Worker | Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
  • Joëlle Pastora Sala | Attorney | Public Interest Law Centre

Facilitator: Meg Houston | Capacity Building Manger | Community Legal Centres Australia

Date and time: Friday 21 October 2022, 12:00pm - 1:00pm (AEDT)

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This webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the inclusions and benefits of membership with Jobs Australia, a national organisation that supports the largest network of not-for-profit members.

Jobs Australia provide diverse employment services and pathways, education, training and skills development and community and social services. Jobs Australia also provide timely and topical workplace relations advice along with a wide variety of other services tailored to the unique needs of their members.

All member centres are strongly encouraged to join this webinar to learn more about Jobs Australia and the new discounted membership offer available to all members based on a minimum sign up.

The presenters will provide an overview of the membership offer Community Legal Centres Australia has negotiated to support centres in their employment practices.

Participants will gain:

  • details of the membership package available exclusively to member centres
  • information on how to sign up to the membership deal
  • a clear understanding of the services and benefits of the membership provided by Jobs Australia which can support employment practices across the sector


  • Nicole Steers | COO | Jobs Australia
  • David Prior | Workplace Relations Specialist | Jobs Australia
  • Graham Wright | Senior Partner | Alcro Group
  • Graham Cottew | CEO | Pali Group

Facilitator: Meg Houston | Capacity Building Manager | Community Legal Centres Australia

This webinar is closed to member centres only.

Date and time: Thursday 3 November 2022, 2:30pm - 3:30pm (AEDT)

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