Free legal resources will be made available to NT community organisations to better support volunteers, Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, announced.
Senator Scullion said the Coalition 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 organisations in the Northern Territory 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.
“While the Gunner Labor Government is neglecting the community legal sector, the CLP are committed to supporting and investing in them.
“Our volunteers in the Territory are donating their time and skills to make our communities better,” Senator Scullion 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 all volunteer organisations in the Northern Territory 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.
National Volunteer Week runs from 21 to 27 May and honours the contribution of Australia’s volunteers.