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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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Maryborough volunteer’s vision for her children and community

Amanda is one of Loddon Campaspe CLC’s many volunteers. She is working with our Tipping the Scale project in Maryborough. Tipping the Scales is a Community Justice Partnership and justice reinvestment program. It works alongside partner organisations to provide clients with timely legal advice and to engage them with appropriate supports. The partnership’s Lawyer and Community […]

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#MeToo heats up Bendigo Town Hall for Talking Justice

On a chilly night in mid May, Talking Justice returned to Bendigo with Van Badham, Kate Wright and Moira Rayner. Our three expert panellists trained their collective experience and wisdom on the #MeToo movement. They were asked to consider if some commentators’ concerns regarding due process and the presumption of innocence were valid. And how might […]

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Sasha’s Story

In 2017 Victoria Legal Aid referred Sasha* to our Child Protection Legal Service. Two years earlier, she had fled a violent relationship, leaving behind her two children. The children’s father denied her access to the children. However, they were subsequently removed from his care by Child Protection following concerns around his substance abuse, criminal activity […]

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Looking for your next career challenge?

Loddon Campaspe CLC has two exciting employment opportunities for mature and dynamic lawyers passionate about social justice. Loddon Campaspe CLC is a program of ARC Justice, which operates primarily in the Loddon Campaspe region (LGAs of Greater Bendigo, Loddon, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander). ARC Justice is an independent, not for-profit, human rights […]

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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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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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#FundEqualJustice

On the 4th of April the Shadow Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus, and the Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters, threw their support behind our EO, Hayley Mansfield, and Legal Practice Manager, Clare Sauro, who are calling on the federal government to reverse planned funding cuts to community legal centres. Their call comes as the federal government prepares […]

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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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