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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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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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#TalkingJustice16 rocks Law Week

In late May, more than 500 people attended Talking Justice at the Capital and Ulumbarra Theatres as part of Law Week 2016. Highlights included Shane Howard and Martin Flanagan’s unique double-hander on justice and the creative journey; Julian Burnside, Paris Aristotle and Felicity Gerry on human rights in an era of unprecedented global dislocation; Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa’s inspiring […]

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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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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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Bendigo walks for White Ribbon Day

It seems the elephant is on the march. This year’s White Ribbon Day community march in Bendigo (25 November) will feature the Elephant in the Room, which has been making its way around Central Victoria in recent weeks. The Elephant in the Room, as the name suggests, encourages conversations around an issue that many find difficult […]

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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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Interim Family Violence results

Loddon Campaspe CLC’s Family Violence Legal Service at Bendigo, Echuca and Maryborough Courts taught us that women often arrive at court not knowing what to expect from the legal process or how an Intervention Order will meet their needs. We also know that the courts often make assumptions about what victims of family violence want […]

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