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Talking Justice 2017 now available on YouTube

Videos from Talking Justice 2017 are now available on our YouTube channel, including the Opening Night address by the Hon. Chief Justice Diana Bryant AO. This year’s topics ranged from the current challenges facing the Family Court, to kids in detention, the rights of transgender children, the impact of digital disruption on individual rights and social […]

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Former prisoner blacklisted by tenancy database

Earlier this year Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre worked with Housing Justice to help a former prisoner, who had been blacklisted by the National Tenancy Database, to clear his name and to secure accommodation following his release. Steve* was having difficulty securing a tenancy due to his blacklisting by a National Tenancy Database. Steve contacted […]

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Prisons not making us any safer

With recidivism rates nudging 40%, it’s no wonder the Castlemaine Mail reports that Victorian prisons are groaning under the strain. In January the Productivity Commission noted that Victoria’s prison population and the rates of over-representation of Indigenous people within the prison system are also trending up. In addition, the Victorian Ombudsman recently noted that there […]

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Imprisonment in Victoria

The history of prison reform in Victoria and the challenges for human rights advocates Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and the Centre for the Human Rights of Imprisoned People (CHRIP) invite you to a forum on Thursday the 6th of November to examine the history of human rights advocacy in relation to imprisoned people in Victoria and current […]

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Nicholas Cowdery presenting at Talking Justice

Talking Justice videos online

  Talking Justice recently asked a distinguished line-up of speakers to address the place of the law and justice in a free society. More than 240 people bought tickets to this inaugural Bendigo event and some sessions were booked out. If you couldn’t attend the event, don’t worry. We’ve uploaded video of the weekend’s presentations to […]

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