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Talking Justice returns for Law Week 2017

Talking Justice returns to the Ulumbarra Theatre for Law Week on 19-20 May 2017. For the fourth year, Loddon Campaspe CLC invites Bendigo to come together to hear some of the country’s finest writers, lawyers, activists and commentators tackle some of our more vexing social and legal dilemmas. This year our Moderator is Damien Carrick, […]

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Goulburn Valley CLC funding wipeout?

On the 3rd of December the Productivity Commission released its long-awaited report into access to justice arrangements in Australia. The Commission recognised the role of Australian legal assistance providers (including Community Legal Centres) and deplored the high levels of unmet legal need faced by disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians. The Commission recommended an immediate injection of […]

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Prisons not making us any safer

With recidivism rates nudging 40%, it’s no wonder the Castlemaine Mail reports that Victorian prisons are groaning under the strain. In January the Productivity Commission noted that Victoria’s prison population and the rates of over-representation of Indigenous people within the prison system are also trending up. In addition, the Victorian Ombudsman recently noted that there […]

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