22 December, 2023
Incentives for lawyers to relocate
The Law Council of Australia is calling on the Commonwealth to provide financial incentives to increase the number of lawyers living and working in regional, rural and remote (RRR) locations, through the introduction of a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debt reduction and indexation relief initiative.
Law Council of Australia president, Luke Murphy, said less than 10 per cent of solicitors practiced in a RRR location.
“Financial incentives are not the only factor which will affect the recruitment and retention of legal practitioners in RRR areas, but we believe this is a good starting point and could be provided at minimal expense to the Commonwealth.”