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Keeping food on the table: protecting low income CLC clients

The Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) will visit Bendigo next week to provide free consumer law training to our legal service volunteers, local solicitors, financial counsellors and other local community workers who are working with clients to keep food on their tables. The Consumer Action Law Centre is a specialist Community Legal Centre (CLC) based in […]

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Hoopla on regional PSOs sidelines real issues

Yesterday’s announcement of PSOs for Bendigo ignores the fact that many police and many in the legal and community sectors hold serious reservations about the suitability and efficacy of PSOs, especially in relation to their potential impact on the most vulnerable in our community. We agree that members of the public have every right to […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Seniors Rights Victoria, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, State Trustees, City of Greater Bendigo and Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres invite you to join in the free celebrations on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on the 15th of June 2012. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day has been held annually on the 15th of June since […]

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New elder abuse resource for lawyers

Financial abuse is the most prevalent form of elder abuse seen by Seniors Rights Victoria. It most commonly occurs within families where informal arrangements have been made involving a transfer of assets in exchange for care and accommodation. The older person is often left without adequate resources for their retirement and their relationships with those closest […]

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Sex Q&A in Bendigo for Law Week

Pornography? Confidentiality and doctors? STDs? What do these have to do with the law? Plenty. And young people? Ditto. So last week our Community Legal Education Worker, Charlotte Powell, teamed up with Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) to co-host community legal education sessions at two local schools for Law Week 2012. The sessions empowered almost 200 […]

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Pete’s Calorie Neutral Challenge

While we work pretty hard here at Loddon Campaspe CLC, we also take the time to smell the roses whenever we can. Which is why Peter Noble (our illustrious and bearded Coordinator) set himself a Calorie Neutral Challenge while visiting the USA recently on a Clayton Utz Fellowship. The Clayton Utz Fellowship is funding Peter to […]

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Free Law Week Forum for Seniors

We all want to be treated well and treated with respect, no matter where we are in life. This may sometimes get forgotten with the day to day pressures faced by both individuals and families. As part of Law Week 2012, Seniors Rights Victoria is presenting a free forum with two speakers: Enduring Powers of Attorney and […]

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Is gambling a problem for your clients?

Each month we run free lunchtime training for local community workers on a relevant aspect of the law. In May, Mette Hotke from St Luke’s Anglicare will talk about the incidence of gambling, how it affects families and the services which are available to gamblers and those affected by gambling. Mette will also talk about the […]

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