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Community Legal Centre gives Senator Ketter tour of CQUni Pro Bono Clinic

Published:04 October 2016

Queensland Senator Chris Ketter (second from left) recently toured the Community Legal Centre in Rockhampton, including the Robert Fisher Pro Bono Legal Clinic.

CQUniversity and Community Legal Centre representatives played host to Queensland Senator Chris Ketter recently, who was interested in learning about how CQUni’s Law Program is helping the Rockhampton community.

CQUniversity Solicitor Wayne Jones said Senator Ketter was given a tour of the Legal Centre and it newly opened Pro Bono Legal Clinic, named after the late Associate Professor and inaugural Dean of the Program, Mr Robert Fisher.

“Myself, Solicitor Flora Wellington and CQUni Law student and centre volunteer, Justine French gave Senator Ketter the tour. We explained the close relationship CQUni’s Law Program has to the clinic, by providing student volunteers to assist with the day-to-day running of the clinics,” Mr Jones said.

The Senator was in Rockhampton to discuss the future of legal clinics and he expressed his hope that funding cuts, proposed for next year, would be reconsidered by the Commonwealth Government.