Sue Pieters-Hawke and Hazel Hawke

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Seniors Rights Victoria, Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, State Trustees, City of Greater Bendigo and Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres invite you to join in the free celebrations on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on the 15th of June 2012. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day has been held annually on the 15th of June since […]

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New elder abuse resource for lawyers

Financial abuse is the most prevalent form of elder abuse seen by Seniors Rights Victoria. It most commonly occurs within families where informal arrangements have been made involving a transfer of assets in exchange for care and accommodation. The older person is often left without adequate resources for their retirement and their relationships with those closest […]

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Sex and the Law Panel discussion

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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Peter Noble in Beverley Hills

Pete’s Calorie Neutral Challenge

While we work pretty hard here at Loddon Campaspe CLC, we also take the time to smell the roses whenever we can. Which is why Peter Noble (our illustrious and bearded Coordinator) set himself a Calorie Neutral Challenge while visiting the USA recently on a Clayton Utz Fellowship. The Clayton Utz Fellowship is funding Peter to […]

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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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Elderly carer granted debt relief

One of the beneficiaries of our 2011 Debt Relief Project was a 70-year-old woman who lived with her severely handicapped husband, for whom she was a carer and received a carer’s allowance. When the woman approached our service, her debt to a finance company was over $2000. Last year’s Debt Relief Project called on local […]

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