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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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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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