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Shadow Attorney General group

Visit by Victorian Shadow Attorney General

It was great to have the Victorian Shadow Attorney General Edward O’Donoghue visit today and talk to local legal professionals. Discussing issues such as Family Violence, high incarceration rates, diversionary strategies and the proposed Spent Convictions scheme. The group also discussed the need for more support of drug and alcohol and mental health services, working […]

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Join us for Report to Community

The ARC Justice Board of Directors invites you to our Annual Report to Community. We’ll share information about our work across regional Victoria in child protection, family violence, family law, tenancy and some key projects that commenced in 2018. Event will be held at 121 View Street, Bendigo on Wednesday 20 February 2019. RSVP by […]

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Maryborough family violence panel

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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Maryborough Courts

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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