Lawyers wanted: access to justice dries up in bush

University of New England

“Access to justice is a fundamental and internationally recognised UN human right,” says Head of UNE Law School, Professor Michael Adams.

A right, it would seem, that’s not afforded to everyone.

Currently, less than 10% of solicitors practise in regional, rural and remote areas (RRR) while 28% of the Australian population lives there. This workforce shortfall has severely impeded the access to legal assistance for people outside of metropolitan areas.

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