Consumer Action: keeping food on the table

Protecting the income and assets of low income CLC clients On 14 August the Consumer Action Law Centre will present a free clinic for local solicitors and law students, CLC volunteers   When? 11am-3pm, 14 August 2012 Where? Boardroom: Advocacy and Rights Centre, 54 Mitchell Street, Bendigo Cost? Free RSVP For further information, please contact Loddon […]

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Keeping food on the table: protecting low income CLC clients

The Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC) will visit Bendigo next week to provide free consumer law training to our legal service volunteers, local solicitors, financial counsellors and other local community workers who are working with clients to keep food on their tables. The Consumer Action Law Centre is a specialist Community Legal Centre (CLC) based in […]

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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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Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre thumbs up!

The Advocacy and Rights Centre’s new Executive Officer, Jane Staley, is thrilled to reveal that our Pilot Community Legal Centre in Shepparton has been given the funding thumbs up by Victoria Legal Aid. Many thanks to all of you who have contributed to this campaign. Yep, in partnership with UnitingCare: Cutting Edge and members of the […]

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Employment Opportunity: Goulburn Valley CLC Solicitor

5 July 2102 Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre is seeking a highly motivated solicitor to lead the delivery of community legal services in the Goulburn Valley. Goulburn Valley CLC is an exciting pilot project of the Advocacy & Rights Centre (ARC) and Uniting Care: Cutting Edge, which delivers critical community legal services to this underserviced […]

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Justice System v. People with an Intellectual Disability

Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Seniors Rights Victoria recently spoke up for People with an Intellectual Disability living in rural and regional Victoria. On the 28th of May the Victorian Government’s Inquiry “Access to and Interaction with the Justice System by People with an Intellectual Disability and their Families and Carers” sat in Bendigo. […]

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Missing Persons Conference

Later this week Griffith University will host a two-day conference – Missing People: Issues and Implications. The conference will canvas the issues faced by families, communities and organisations when someone goes missing. There is an impressive list of conference speakers, including Bruce Morcombe (the father of missing boy Daniel Morcombe), Nicole Batch (National Program Coordinator […]

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Older woman inherits husband’s debt

Earlier this year, an aged pensioner and widow was referred to Loddon Campaspe CLC by a local financial counselling service. Her husband had just died and she had just learnt of the financial situation she’d inherited. Unbeknownst to our client, her husband had been drawing down money against their home in regional Victoria for approximately […]

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