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Press Release – Community Legal Centres welcome Attorney-General’s reversal of funding cuts

Today the federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, announced the government’s intention to restore $55.7 million to the community legal sector over three years. This is welcome news. Across our two centres (Loddon Campaspe and Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centres) the planned cuts would have forced us to turn away more than 250 clients per year. […]

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Talking Justice tickets now on sale

  Talking Justice 2017 tickets are now on sale via the Ulumbarra Theatre. This year, Talking Justice marks Law Week on 19-20 May. You can buy tickets to individual sessions (Adult: $12, Concession: $5) or a Weekend Pass to all session (Adult: $40, Concession: $15). This year’s Program in brief Friday 19 May 2017 6.30pm – Family […]

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Employment Opportunity: Health-Justice Partnership Lawyer

Are you a mature and dynamic lawyer, passionate about social justice and public health and want to work in one of Victoria’s most culturally vibrant and beautiful regional areas? The Bendigo based Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (LCCLC) (a division of Advocacy & Rights Centre Ltd, T/A – ARC Justice) delivers a range of legal […]

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Talking Justice returns for Law Week 2017

Talking Justice returns to the Ulumbarra Theatre for Law Week on 19-20 May 2017. For the fourth year, Loddon Campaspe CLC invites Bendigo to come together to hear some of the country’s finest writers, lawyers, activists and commentators tackle some of our more vexing social and legal dilemmas. This year our Moderator is Damien Carrick, […]

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#FundEqualJustice

On the 4th of April the Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus, and the Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, threw their support behind our EO, Hayley Mansfield, and Legal Practice Manager, Clare Sauro, who are calling on the federal government to reverse planned funding cuts to community legal centres. Their call comes as the federal government prepares […]

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Hayley Mansfield

Welcome Hayley Mansfield

Loddon Campaspe CLC is thrilled to announce the appointment of Hayley Mansfield as ARC Justice’s new Executive Officer. Hayley’s appointment heralds an exciting new chapter for our organisation and we look forward to working with her to empower disadvantaged and vulnerable rural Victorians. Hayley is currently the General Manager, Family and Community Services at Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative. She has […]

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Volunteer lawyers needed for Bendigo Palliative Care Legal Program

Palliative care patients often face legal end-of-life issues that affect their overall health and peace of mind. With this in mind, Loddon Campaspe CLC developed its Palliative Care Legal Program. This program works with local solicitors and Bendigo Health staff to provide free and confidential legal advice to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in palliative and other […]

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Federal funding for Community Legal Centres infographic

Community Legal Centre funding a vital election issue

We only want one thing on Election Day: a fair deal for the thousands of Australians who are being denied access to a lawyer because community legal centre funding is inadequate. Traditionally, legal aid commissions, community legal centres and indigenous family violence and legal services have been the legal service of last resort for Australia’s […]

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Peter Noble

Farewell Peter Noble

In 2005 Peter Noble became Loddon Campaspe CLC’s inaugural Principal Solicitor. At that time, Australia’s newest CLC comprised Pete, a part-time Administrator/Receptionist and a part-time Community Legal Education Worker. Since that time, and in large part due to Pete’s vision, drive and leadership, the organisation has expanded exponentially. Loddon Campaspe CLC and Goulburn Valley CLC […]

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Joan

‘I was a grandparent, but that’s all I was.’ – Joan’s Story

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, almost half of all children placed in home-based care by child protection authorities are placed with relatives, mainly grandparents. Nobody knows exactly how many grandparents are the primary carers for grandchildren. The latest ABS data from 2008 identified 14,000 such families, headed by around 23,000 grandparents. […]

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