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Rake actor adds his support to Legal Aid campaign ahead of Sydney launch

“Rake” actor Richard Roxburgh has added his support to a national campaign calling on the Federal Government to properly fund legal aid in Australia.

In a video message Roxburgh, who plays Sydney lawyers and colourful character Cleaver Greene in the popular ABC series, says that it’s important to highlight the legal aid crisis.

“Currently many Australians are forced into the situation of having to represent themselves against well-resourced corporations,” Mr Roxburgh said.

He says that access to justice has to be for all Australians not just those with deep pockets.

“Cuts to legal aid funding by successive governments has created a situation where many Australians, including those living beneath the poverty line, are no longer eligible for legal aid,” he said.