Legal resources for South West volunteer organisations available

Member for Forrest Nola Marino said free legal resources would be made available to South West community organisations to better support volunteers.

Mrs Marino said the Turnbull Government was investing $250,000 to fund the delivery of online legal resources to help not-for-profit organisations and volunteers.

Justice Connect will provide legal support to the region’s organisations to help keep volunteers safe and better manage their operations. Online resources, including apps, e-learning modules, webinars, and a comprehensive national guide of best practice, will be rolled out later this year.

“So many people in the South West donate their time and skills to make our communities better,” Mrs Marino said.

“We all owe an enormous debt to our volunteers, and one way to honour that debt is helping the organisations that support volunteers.

“I encourage the region’s volunteer organisations to access the tools when they become available later in the year.”

The funding was provided as part of the Prime Minister’s Community Business Partnership.

Organisations will be able to make use of the resources by early next year.