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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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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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‘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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#TalkingJustice16 rocks Law Week

In late May, more than 500 people attended Talking Justice at the Capital and Ulumbarra Theatres as part of Law Week 2016. Highlights included Shane Howard and Martin Flanagan’s unique double-hander on justice and the creative journey; Julian Burnside, Paris Aristotle and Felicity Gerry on human rights in an era of unprecedented global dislocation; Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa’s inspiring […]

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New Faces on the Block

Loddon Campaspe CLC recently welcomed two new members to our Bendigo team. Anna Dorevich is our new Senior Lawyer. Before joining us Anna spent 13 months volunteering in Thailand as a Legal Program Advisor with the Jesuit Refugee Services and Asylum Access Thailand. Prior to that Anna was a solicitor at Seniors Law at Justice Connect, Associate to Justice […]

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Child protection and legal need in our community

Loddon Campaspe CLC has been running a series of free community legal education sessions around child protection for community workers. They have dealt with recent changes to the law, court process and orders, and how community workers can best help their clients. The sessions also provide participants with an outline of the unmet legal needs in our community […]

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