Free Law Week Forum for Seniors

We all want to be treated well and treated with respect, no matter where we are in life. This may sometimes get forgotten with the day to day pressures faced by both individuals and families. As part of Law Week 2012, Seniors Rights Victoria is presenting a free forum with two speakers: Enduring Powers of Attorney and […]

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Why didn’t you ask?

Our new family violence prevention project, Why didn’t you ask?, breaks new ground by documenting women’s experiences of the legal interventions that followed family violence. The project will improve the safety, social and health outcomes for women at risk of, or experiencing family violence. Why didn’t you ask? is a three-year project that will employ a […]

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Elderly couple’s innocent housing application lands them in VCAT

Muriel and Mark* are married and in their mid seventies. They contacted Loddon Campaspe CLC’s office of Seniors Rights Victoria several months ago. At the time they were living in low-level care in a facility in Gippsland. Muriel and Mark both have children from previous marriages and there was a history of conflict between members […]

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Advocacy Health Alliances

Advocacy Health Alliances (AHAs) use lawyers to help patients navigate the legal system to resolve issues affecting their health. Lawyers work in partnership with doctors to keep patients healthy. Sound smart? We thought so, which is why we are working to further develop and extend AHAs in Australia. Advocacy Health Alliances break down the barriers […]

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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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Is gambling a problem for your clients?

Each month we run free lunchtime training for local community workers on a relevant aspect of the law. In May, Mette Hotke from St Luke’s Anglicare will talk about the incidence of gambling, how it affects families and the services which are available to gamblers and those affected by gambling. Mette will also talk about the […]

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