City of Sydney Council revoking legal clinic grant ‘a serious misuse of power’

Women’s Forum Australia CEO Rachael Wong says the City of Sydney Council removing funding from the Feminist Legal Clinic is a “serious misuse of power” it should be held accountable for. Ms Wong has been advocating on behalf of the Feminist Legal Clinic, a pro-bono service which provides legal assistance to disadvantaged women around Sydney, which had its City of Sydney Accommodation Grant revoked earlier this year. Ms Wong says it is “ironic in a sense”, because “what the clinic has been accused of is discrimination but that’s exactly what the council is doing in this situation”. “Quite frankly I don’t think it should be allowed to get away with punishing those it disagrees with,” she told Sky News host Chris Kenny.“I think it’s a very serious misuse of power, and that the council should be held accountable for that.”

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