The Welfare Rights Centre is a community legal centre specialising in Social Security law. The Centre is committed to the proactive provision of information, assistance and advocacy, which changes and enhances the power of people reliant on the Social Security system. The Centre provides free and independent advocacy services to customers of Centrelink. The Centre provides information and advice over the telephone; negotiates with Centrelink on behalf of clients; represents clients at the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. We have an extensive community liaison program; publish papers on Social Security matters to raise issues of concern; and work with other members the National Welfare Rights Network in lobbying for law reform at a national level.
Geographical area covered by the Centre:
South Australia and Broken Hill