Brandis backflip brings bucks to legal centres

"Courtroom One Gavel" by Beth Cortez-Neavel on Flickr

Community Legal Centres have received a boost today, with the federal government announcing a reversal of its original plan to cut their funding.

The move has been welcomed by the sector and even the other side of politics – but the cuts, which have been abandoned just 8 weeks before they were slated to come into effect, have already bred uncertainty within the community.

Has enough damage already been done, or is there still hope for a sector which is vital in helping some of the most vulnerable Australians?

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