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Marrickville Legal Centre’s birthday cuts

BY JOAN HENSON Marrickville Legal Centre’s (MLC) managing principal solicitor Vasili Maroulis hopes that a state government funding shortfall, arriving on its anniversary, allows it to survive “another 40 years”. Last Monday, the Centre, which serves a catchment of 1.5 million and deals mainly with employment law, lost its sole employment solicitor. “His position will […]

Domestic disputes increase

BY ANNA FREELAND To meet a growing demand for youth family and domestic violence support services, Marrickville Legal Centre has for the first time employed a Youth and Family Violence Solicitor. With nine out of every ten clients under the age of 25 seeking domestic violence-related help, it is now the most common issue raised […]

Eviction looms over Welfare Street tenants

By Joe Bourke A legal battle continues between property developers Centennial Property Group (CPG) and residents of Welfare Street, Homebush, who refuse to be evicted. In December CPG, under offshoot company HBW No 1 Pty Ltd, auctioned the 12 properties for $4.7 million. Letters of eviction were delivered on November 7 just two days after […]

Marrickville: boarding house central

The Marrickville Legal Centre believes many of an estimated three to four hundred boarding houses in the Marrickville area are unregistered, leaving residents in legal limbo when disputes arise. Legislation passed in 2012 established a boarding house register and gave occupancy rights to residents including access to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. “Prior to […]