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Advocacy Health Alliance breaks new ground

Bendigo has been selected as the site of Bendigo’s first Advocacy Health Alliance (AHA) project. The scoping phase of the project started in early December 2012 thanks to the support of the Clayton Utz Foundation. Through this process, a three year pilot project is being developed to integrate a full-time lawyer within the Bendigo health […]

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Royal Commission – Legal Advisory Service

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse held its first hearing earlier this month. At the beginning of April the Australian government also announced funding for the establishment of the Royal Commission Legal Advisory Service. The Service will be a free and independent of the Commission and auspiced by the National Association […]

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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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CLCs struggling to deal with family breakdown

Legal practices frequently advise clients in relation to family breakdown. And unfortunately Loddon Campaspe CLC is no exception. But our capacity to help is severely limited and we know there are many more people in our community in need of legal advice who are simply falling through the cracks. In the previous 2011-2012 financial year, Loddon […]

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