The Productivity Commission recently stated that for each dollar in funding provided to Community Legal Services, an estimated $17 is returned to the community. That fact alone is a compelling case to invest in Community Legal Centres. When you add the fact that 160,000 people in need are turned away each year due to lack of resources it is a no brainer! Despite this, the Turnbull Government has slashed $24 million in funding from already scarcely funded Community Legal Centres. These cuts undermine justice and make no sense economically. My message to the government is clear and simple: reverse these cuts.