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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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Older woman inherits husband’s debt

Earlier this year, an aged pensioner and widow was referred to Loddon Campaspe CLC by a local financial counselling service. Her husband had just died and she had just learnt of the financial situation she’d inherited. Unbeknownst to our client, her husband had been drawing down money against their home in regional Victoria for approximately […]

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Elderly carer granted debt relief

One of the beneficiaries of our 2011 Debt Relief Project was a 70-year-old woman who lived with her severely handicapped husband, for whom she was a carer and received a carer’s allowance. When the woman approached our service, her debt to a finance company was over $2000. Last year’s Debt Relief Project called on local […]

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