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Advocacy and Rights Centre Annual General Meeting

The Board of Directors of the Advocacy and Rights Centre (Loddon Campaspe CLC’s parent organisation) cordially invites you to attend our 2012 Annual General Meeting. When? 4.30pm, Monday 12 November 2012 Where? The Capital Theatre, View Street, Bendigo This years Guest Speaker will be Hugh de Kretser, Executive Officer of the Federation of Community Legal Centres. Hugh is also […]

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Student Legal Service for La Trobe Bendigo

Students, rarely have the means to pay for a private solicitor. And sometimes Victoria Legal Aid can’t assist. So Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Bendigo Student Association have teamed up to provide a free and confidential Student Legal Service for Bendigo campus students. The service can provide advice on a range of legal issues, including […]

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“Why didn’t you ask?” tackles family violence

Loddon Campaspe CLC’s family violence legal assistance service at Bendigo, Echuca and Maryborough has taught us that women often arrive at court not knowing what to expect from the legal process or how an intervention order will meet their needs. We also know that the courts often make assumptions about what victims of domestic violence […]

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Baillieu Government cuts will increase homelessness

The Social Housing Advocacy and Support Program (SHASP) is one of the most successful homelessness prevention programs in Victoria’s history. But the Victorian government’s proposed cuts to front line staff put over 2000 Victorians, including children, at risk of homelessness. Loddon Campaspe CLC’s sibling program, Tenant Advocacy and Support, is one of several SHASP services […]

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Understanding legal rights and responsibilities

Loddon Campaspe CLC has been working with Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) to develop a new schools-based Community Legal Education project addressing sexting, cyberbullying and age of consent. Many VLA regional offices have identified these topics as priority issues. A briefing about the project was recently given to VLA staff. The briefing provided participants with an overview of […]

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Position Vacant: Generalist Lawyer Bendigo

Loddon Campaspe CLC has a position vacant for a full-time Generalist Lawyer (contract until 30 June 2015). We are seeking a highly motivated generalist lawyer to undertake generalist legal work with a particular emphasis on legal matters relating to family breakdown and consumer disputes. The position is based in Bendigo but includes a travel component […]

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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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