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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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Talking Justice returns for Law Week 2017

Talking Justice returns to the Ulumbarra Theatre for Law Week on 19-20 May 2017. For the fourth year, Loddon Campaspe CLC invites Bendigo to come together to hear some of the country’s finest writers, lawyers, activists and commentators tackle some of our more vexing social and legal dilemmas. This year our Moderator is Damien Carrick, […]

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Sexting Laws Out of Step

Loddon Campaspe CLC echoes the concerns of the Parliamentary Law Reform Committee that found that current ‘sexting’ laws “miss the mark” because they fail to recognise that ‘sexting’ between young people is different to the sharing of images by paedophiles. The Committee recommended several changes to the law in its ‘Inquiry into Sexting’ Report, launched […]

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Income Management unfairly targets youth

Loddon Campaspe CLC is concerned about a shift in the Commonwealth Government’s approach to Shepparton’s Income Management pilot that will affect clients of Goulburn Valley CLC (a Division of Loddon Campaspe CLC). As we understand it, the Commonwealth Government is set to deem some categories of people as suitable for compulsory income management regardless of […]

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Understanding legal rights and responsibilities

Loddon Campaspe CLC has been working with Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) to develop a new schools-based Community Legal Education project addressing sexting, cyberbullying and age of consent. Many VLA regional offices have identified these topics as priority issues. A briefing about the project was recently given to VLA staff. The briefing provided participants with an overview of […]

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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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Sex Q&A in Bendigo for Law Week

Pornography? Confidentiality and doctors? STDs? What do these have to do with the law? Plenty. And young people? Ditto. So last week our Community Legal Education Worker, Charlotte Powell, teamed up with Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) to co-host community legal education sessions at two local schools for Law Week 2012. The sessions empowered almost 200 […]

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Sex, the law and young people

Many young people first encounter the law when exploring sex and relationships. To help local youth understand their rights and responsibilities in relation to sex and relationships, we’ve teamed up with Legal Aid in Bendigo to help young people make informed decisions and pursue healthy relationships. Our community legal education worker, Charlotte Powell, has commenced […]

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