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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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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Regional Child Protection Legal Service secures ongoing funding

As Australia marks National Child Protection Week, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre is pleased to announce that VLA (Victoria Legal Aid) has extended funding for our Child Protection Legal Service for a further four years. This funding announcement follows a review of child protection legal services and consultations with agencies working in this space. Since […]

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We’re moving!

From Monday 4 September 2017 Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Housing Justice will be based at 171 Hargreaves St, Bendigo. We will be closed for relocation from Wednesday 30 August to Friday 1 September inclusive. Our phone and fax numbers will remain unchanged. We apologise for any inconvenience but trust our clients will benefit from our new […]

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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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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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WCF Thomas Charitable Trust provides lifeline to Kangaroo Flat Health-Justice Partnership

We recently received $40,000 from the WCF Thomas Charitable Trust that will allow us to continue delivering our Health-Justice Partnership with Bendigo Community Health Services in Kangaroo Flat for another year. The partnership recognises that many legal conflicts manifest as health issues and that by working together, health and legal service providers stand a better chance of […]

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Press Release – Community Legal Centres welcome Attorney-General’s reversal of funding cuts

Today the federal Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, announced the government’s intention to restore $55.7 million to the community legal sector over three years. This is welcome news. Across our two centres (Loddon Campaspe and Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centres) the planned cuts would have forced us to turn away more than 250 clients per year. […]

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Talking Justice tickets now on sale

  Talking Justice 2017 tickets are now on sale via the Ulumbarra Theatre. This year, Talking Justice marks Law Week on 19-20 May. You can buy tickets to individual sessions (Adult: $12, Concession: $5) or a Weekend Pass to all session (Adult: $40, Concession: $15). This year’s Program in brief Friday 19 May 2017 6.30pm – Family […]

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