Community Legal Education

The Welfare Rights Centre provides education and training on various topics in social security law and policy. For details of our 2019/20 Community Legal Education program click here.

NEW: You can dial into, listen to and participate in any of of CLEs. We will also email you the PowerPoint presentation afterwards.

The details for each CLE session are below:

Session 1 – Social Security Basics
This session is for anyone who wants to get an understanding of how social security and family assistance law works, as well as Centrelink’s administrative process.

Event Details:
Tuesday 3 September 2019, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teachers Federation House,
22-33 Mary Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
Presenter: Executive Director Katherine Boyle

To register, click here.

Session 2 – Claiming Disability Support Pension & Carers Payment
This session focuses on the eligibility criteria for DSP and CP, the evidence required, and what to do if the claim is rejected.

Event Details:
Tuesday 22 October 2019, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Teachers Federation House,
22-33 Mary Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
Presenter: Solicitor Donna Flood

To register, click here.

Session 3 – Impact of lump sums on Centrelink payments
This session is for CLC workers only and focuses on how lump sum payments resulting from compensation, property settlements, or an inheritance can impact on a Centrelink payment.

Event Details:
November 2019 (Date TBC)
CLCNSW Quarterlies
Presenter: Principal Solicitor Natalie Ross

Note: this session will be available to CLC workers only and registration will be via the usual CLCNSW registrations process.

Session 4 – Domestic Violence & Centrelink
This session targets community workers who assist women escaping family or domestic violence and focuses on the income support available, and how to navigate the system.

Event Details:
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Teachers Federation House,
22-33 Mary Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
Presenter: Solicitor Daniel Turner

To register, click here.

Session 5 – Centrelink Debts & Robodebts
What can you do if you have a Centrelink debt? Why are robodebts different? All your questions answered during this session,

Event details:
Tuesday 9 June 2020, 10 am – 1 pm
Teachers Federation House
22-33 Mary Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
Presenter: Solicitor Daniel Turner

To register, click here.