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Former prisoner blacklisted by tenancy database

Earlier this year Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre worked with Housing Justice to help a former prisoner, who had been blacklisted by the National Tenancy Database, to clear his name and to secure accommodation following his release. Steve* was having difficulty securing a tenancy due to his blacklisting by a National Tenancy Database. Steve contacted […]

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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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