I move that the Senate
1. notes it is Law Week, which runs from 12 to 18 May 2014 to promote community awareness about the legal system and access to justice;
2. notes that the Productivity Commission's draft report into Access to Justice states advocacy should be a core activity of the legal assistance sector;
3. recognises that legal aid commissions and community legal centres are uniquely placed to advocate for law reform, and that to do so is an efficient use of their resources; and
4. calls on the government to fund the legal assistance sector adequately to ensure it can fulfil its important advocacy role.
The motion recieved the support of the Senate.