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International legal aid campaigner Steven Hynes, Director of the UK’s Legal Action Group, delivered the inaugural Cranlana Programme Justice & Society Oration on 17 May 2016.
Steven was in Australia as part of the Legal Aid Matters campaign, which included national rallies by the legal profession to raise awareness of the critical issues around funding for the legal aid system in Australia.
In his address, Steven outlined the situation with legal aid in the United Kingdom and the challenges of their campaign – sharing the tactics, victories and loses they faced. In sharing these insights, he outlined lessons for the Australian campaign, highlighting the fundament importance of a strong system of legal aid and the critical role it plays in providing equality before the law.