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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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Bianca supported to achieve a positive child protection outcome

In the 2015-15 financial year, Loddon Campaspe CLC’s Child Protection Legal Service assisted 124 people with child protection matters at Children’s Courts across the Bendigo region. Bianca* was one of these clients. Bianca was a young single mother caring for a primary school aged child in a small Central Victoria town. She had been experiencing […]

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Life tenancy secured

Jenny* has a psychiatric illness and in the past has suffered several episodes of acute mental illness. Life is a struggle. Her mother was aware of Jenny’s difficulties and attempted to account for these in her will. In particular, her will sought to provide Jenny with secure housing. When she died, her mother’s will provided […]

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CLCs spare homeless mum from prison

Loddon Campaspe CLC and the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) recently assisted Shelley*, a homeless mum, to apply for a rehearing of her infringements matters. We requested that her imprisonment warrants be cancelled and orders be set aside in favour of those which considered her special circumstances. Shelley had incurred many infringements over a period […]

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Hoopla on regional PSOs sidelines real issues

Yesterday’s announcement of PSOs for Bendigo ignores the fact that many police and many in the legal and community sectors hold serious reservations about the suitability and efficacy of PSOs, especially in relation to their potential impact on the most vulnerable in our community. We agree that members of the public have every right to […]

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