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Everyone has the right to live their true identity

The ability to live our true identity free from discrimination is something that many of us take for granted. However, for many trans and gender diverse people, this is a right that has had to be fought for. Unfortunately, many forces still challenge this right. The laws of our State should not be one of […]

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Office Closure on 7 August 2019 for staff training

Just letting everyone know, our office will be closed tomorrow, 7th August 2019 all day for internal staff training. Sorry for the inconvenience

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Submission supports renewed calls for a spent conviction scheme in Victoria to help people move on with their lives

The Andrews Labor government in Victoria is currently running an inquiry into a spent convictions scheme in Victoria, chaired by Fiona Patten MP. A spent convictions scheme is well overdue in Victoria, being the only state without a legislated scheme to limit criminal record enquiries for people with minor crimes in their past. Hayley Mansfield, […]

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Employment Opportunity: Intake Lawyer LCCLC

Intake Lawyer – .6 to 1.0 EFT Negotiable Are you seeking an opportunity to apply your legal and people skills in a diverse and stimulating environment that enables access to justice for some of regional Victoria’s most vulnerable community members? We have the role for you! The Bendigo based Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (a […]

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Employment Opportunity: Legal Intake Officer GVCLC

Legal Intake Officer – 2 positions available sharing 1.6 EFT. Are you seeking an opportunity to apply your legal and people skills in a diverse and stimulating environment that enables access to justice for some of regional Victoria’s most vulnerable community members? We have the role for you! The Shepparton-based Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre […]

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More Diversions offer a way ahead

The $8.9m in the State budget for continuation of the Fast Track Remand Court is a great initiative from the Andrews Government. Processing by this Court process reduces the amount of time young people spend on remand and increases the likelihood of being included in diversion programs. The success of diversionary programs around Australia has […]

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Join us for the Report to Community

The ARC Justice Board of Directors invites you to our Annual Report to Community. We’ll share information about our work across regional Victoria in child protection, family violence, family law, tenancy and some key projects that commenced in 2018.The event will be held at 121 View Street, Bendigo on Wednesday 20 February 2019.RSVP by 15 […]

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Rumbalara project transforming community

Our Rumbalara clients are more than just a number or a matter to us. They are individuals and members of a strong local community. By working with the community we are helping people to work within a legal system that has previously been foreign and confusing. By helping to transform people’s lives, we are demonstrating […]

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Intervention Orders and love. A zero sum game?

As family violence duty lawyers, we often hear people make excuses for those who have inflicted family violence on them. Some go so far as to resist taking out an Intervention Order or not supporting a police application for an Order. These cases always stick in our heads. Two recent cases highlight the problem. The […]

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How rights get lost in the rush to be tough on crime

This post originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor of the Shepparton News. It was written in response to an article published on the 12th of September 2018 that detailed the ‘frightening’ experience of an 18-year-old Kilmore woman who was arrested in Kilmore and held in the cells at Shepparton Police Station over a […]

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