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3. Civil law matters

3.8. Test Cases

State matters

Legal aid may be granted for test cases and public interest cases in any of the classes of matters for which legal aid is available.

Commonwealth matters

Legal Aid NSW may grant legal aid for a matter that it considers may be a test case within the meaning of the Commonwealth Public Interest and Test Cases Scheme (the Scheme) if Legal Aid NSW determines that the matter is a Commonwealth matter and:

  • arises under Commonwealth law
  • is within the Commonwealth priorities meets any Commonwealth policies that are relevant to the application
  • satisfies the means test (unless otherwise specified in the policies), and
  • satisfies the merit test (unless otherwise specified in the policies).



Date Last Published: 06/12/2010