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Maryborough Court users share their experiences and preferred justice outcomes

Our Tipping the Scales project is surveying Maryborough Court users to better understand their experiences and preferred justice outcomes. Local Courts are an essential public facility in regional and rural towns. Tipping the Scales is working with local police, Court Services and other justice agencies in Maryborough to improve safety and accessibility at the Magistrates’ […]

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Calls for substantial improvements to Maryborough Courts

Courts are an essential public facility in rural and regional towns. They are particularly important for vulnerable members of the community. The new Shepparton and improved Kyneton courts are welcome regional developments. But Maryborough Courts are lagging behind. The Maryborough Courts deal with some of the highest rates of Intervention Order applications in the state. […]

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Spotlight on family violence’s impact on country women

On the 7th of November, Deakin University’s Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice (CRRLJ) launched Landscapes of Violence: Women Surviving Family Violence in Regional and Rural Victoria. The report, written by Amanda George and Dr Bridget Harris, highlights the impact of family violence on women living in rural and regional Victoria. The report asked women survivors […]

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Bendigo Victims of Crime Forum

Legal and social services are coming together in September to support Bendigo victims of crime via a free public forum. This forum will discuss issues such as why victims frequently delay coming forward, how to encourage and support victims, and how to deal with applications with evidentiary issues. The forum is open to the general […]

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King Hit Laws

There has been widespread media interest this week in relation to laws relating to one-punch assaults (see King-hit deaths prompt new law push, The Age, 2 December 2013). While Loddon Campaspe CLC recognizes the hurt and anguish experienced by the victims of such violence we believe that existing laws are sufficient to enable appropriate prosecuting […]

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Streamlining Intervention Order system misguided

Loddon Campaspe CLC supports the concerns raised by Dr Chris Atmore from the Federation of Community Legal Centres (Vic.) in The Age in relation to streamlining the Family Violence Intervention Order system. We agree that the draft proposal to streamline the system may reduce the potential for courts to hold men accountable for their violence […]

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