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Maryborough Family Violence Forum emphasises gender inequity

Family violence is different for rural and regional Victorians. Its character and the options available to affected people are unique. But at its heart, regardless of where it occurs, is gender inequality. This blunt fact was front and centre at a July forum presented by Loddon Campaspe CLC and Maryborough Rotary. The forum brought together […]

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Maryborough Family Violence Forum: Understanding Complexities in Rural & Regional Victoria

Family violence is different for rural and regional Victorians. Its character and the options available to affected people are unique. With this in mind, Loddon Campaspe CLC and Maryborough Rotary have partnerned to present a Forum in Maryborough on the 20th of July that will overview the Victorian family violence system and canvas issues and […]

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Affected by family violence? Struggling with family law system?

Earlier this year, the Federal Attorney-General, Geroge Brandis, asked the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs to examine how to better support and protect people affected by family violence when dealing with Australia’s family law system. The intersection between family violence and family law is often fraught, a problem recognised by the Victorian […]

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Victorian government family violence funding boost welcomed as Federal funding cliff looms

More than 70% of our casework features an element of family violence. So we were recently pleased when the local member Maree Edwards informed us that the Victorian government would provide us with an additional $47,000 to allow us to continue supporting people experiencing family violence. This funding boost will go towards our Health-Justice Partnership with […]

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Loddon Campaspe CLC at Family Violence Royal Commission

Family violence is, sad to say, our bread and butter. We deal with more family violence matters than any other legal problem.  Since 2005 we’ve advised thousands of people, mostly women, seeking legal protection from violence. Not only have we developed considerable professional expertise in this jurisdiction (especially in a rural context), but we have […]

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Family Violence Royal Commission gets regional perspective

Loddon Campaspe CLC was established in 2005 after a sustained campaign by EASE (now the Centre for Non-Violence), the Centre Against Sexual Assault (Loddon Campaspe) and the Advocacy and Rights Centre (now trading as ARC Justice). These services recognised that legal assistance for women experiencing family violence was a critical issue in our community. Since […]

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Victorian Family Violence Royal Commission commences

Loddon Campaspe CLC welcomes the commencement of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence, which came into being on the 24th of February. Under the leadership of the Honourable Marcia Neave AO, the Commission will examine the largest preventable contributor to mortality and morbidity for Australian women under 45 years of age. It will provide its […]

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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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Candidates’ forum on justice issues

In the run up to the state election on November 27th 2014, the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre is proud to be hosting a candidates forum focussing on the marginal seats of Bendigo East and Bendigo West. Following on from the successful Talking Justice and Justice Bites events, the open forum will be an opportunity for members of the […]

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Bendigo walks for White Ribbon Day

It seems the elephant is on the march. This year’s White Ribbon Day community march in Bendigo (25 November) will feature the Elephant in the Room, which has been making its way around Central Victoria in recent weeks. The Elephant in the Room, as the name suggests, encourages conversations around an issue that many find difficult […]

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