Archive | family violence

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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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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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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