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Maryborough Family Violence Forum: Understanding Complexities in Rural & Regional Victoria

Family violence is different for rural and regional Victorians. Its character and the options available to affected people are unique. With this in mind, Loddon Campaspe CLC and Maryborough Rotary have partnerned to present a Forum in Maryborough on the 20th of July that will overview the Victorian family violence system and canvas issues and […]

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#MeToo heats up Bendigo Town Hall for Talking Justice

On a chilly night in mid May, Talking Justice returned to Bendigo with Van Badham, Kate Wright and Moira Rayner. Our three expert panellists trained their collective experience and wisdom on the #MeToo movement. They were asked to consider if some commentators’ concerns regarding due process and the presumption of innocence were valid. And how might […]

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Victorian government family violence funding boost welcomed as Federal funding cliff looms

More than 70% of our casework features an element of family violence. So we were recently pleased when the local member Maree Edwards informed us that the Victorian government would provide us with an additional $47,000 to allow us to continue supporting people experiencing family violence. This funding boost will go towards our Health-Justice Partnership with […]

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Bianca supported to achieve a positive child protection outcome

In the 2015-15 financial year, Loddon Campaspe CLC’s Child Protection Legal Service assisted 124 people with child protection matters at Children’s Courts across the Bendigo region. Bianca* was one of these clients. Bianca was a young single mother caring for a primary school aged child in a small Central Victoria town. She had been experiencing […]

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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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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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