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Victoria mobilises around family violence in lead-up to state election

Between 2012 and 2013, almost 50% of Victoria’s murders were family violence related. Intimate partner violence perpetrated by men is the leading contributor to death, disability and illness for Victorian women aged 15 to 44 years.  And one woman is killed almost every week in Australia by a current or former intimate partner. In light of these […]

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Family violence: whose responsibility?

In early October, the State Government unveiled Victoria’s Action Plan to Address Violence against Women and Children – Everyone has a Responsibility to Act. While Loddon Campaspe CLC’s welcomes some of the plan’s positive features, we believe it contains shortcomings. The plan’s main strength is drawn from Premier Baillieu’s stated intention to promote strong leadership to […]

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Student Legal Service for La Trobe Bendigo

Students, rarely have the means to pay for a private solicitor. And sometimes Victoria Legal Aid can’t assist. So Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre and Bendigo Student Association have teamed up to provide a free and confidential Student Legal Service for Bendigo campus students. The service can provide advice on a range of legal issues, including […]

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“Why didn’t you ask?” tackles family violence

Loddon Campaspe CLC’s family violence legal assistance service at Bendigo, Echuca and Maryborough has taught us that women often arrive at court not knowing what to expect from the legal process or how an intervention order will meet their needs. We also know that the courts often make assumptions about what victims of domestic violence […]

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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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