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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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Victoria mobilises around family violence in lead-up to state election

Between 2012 and 2013, almost 50% of Victoria’s murders were family violence related. Intimate partner violence perpetrated by men is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness for Victorian women aged 15 to 44 years.  And one woman is killed almost every week in Australia by a current or former intimate partner. In light of these […]

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Position Vacant: Family Violence Researcher

We are seeking a skilled, experienced and committed researcher to support our family violence project (Why didn’t you ask?), which is exploring the experience of women in the family violence system. The position is a part-time (15.2 hours p/w) contract role for 8 months. Terms and conditions of employment are based on the Community Legal Centres […]

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ARC 2013 Report to Community

The ADVOCACY AND RIGHTS CENTRE (Loddon Campaspe CLC is a program of the Advocacy and Rights Centre) invites you to its 2013 Report to Community. Eviction in times of crisis Giving tenants a voice Listening to women’s experience of the law in family violence The Advocacy and Rights Centre’s 2013 Report to Community is an […]

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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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Family violence: whose responsibility?

In early October, the State Government unveiled Victoria’s Action Plan to Address Violence against Women and Children – Everyone has a Responsibility to Act. While Loddon Campaspe CLC’s welcomes some of the plan’s positive features, we believe it contains shortcomings. The plan’s main strength is drawn from Premier Baillieu’s stated intention to promote strong leadership to […]

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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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