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Will Shepparton lose a specialist family violence solicitor in 2017?

More than 70% of our casework features an element of family violence. In the 2015-16 financial year our service helped with 435 Intervention Order cases. And we assisted 30 Indigenous women at court with Intervention Order matters. We were recently pleased when the Victorian government provided us with an additional $47,000 to allow us to continue […]

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Georgia Mirrissey and the team at Rumbalara

Putting a face to our Rumbalara project 

Our Community Lawyer, Georgia Morrissey (standing in the centre at the rear), has been promoting our Rumbalara Health-Justice Partnership since its October launch and getting to know the local community by attending events at Rumbalara and elsewhere in Shepparton. A highlight was the Rumbalara Women’s Network Cultural Fusion Day. This event attracted a large number of […]

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Shepparton Star Weavers

Goulburn Valley Star Weavers pledge 10,000 stars

Goulburn Valley CLC Community Lawyer Acacia Burns (at right) recently graduated from the Greater Shepparton City Council Community Leadership Program. As part of the program, Acacia instigated the Goulburn Valley Star Weavers, a star weave community of the One Million Stars to End Violence Project. The One Million Stars to End Violence Project was artist […]

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A ‘lightbulb moment’ for one of our clients

Sally* is a disability support pensioner. Earlier this year, she approached Goulburn Valley CLC  after she was arrested by the local Sherriff and bailed to appear before a Magistrate in relation to 14 warrants totalling almost $4,500 in unpaid parking tickets, speeding fines and tolls accrued by her ex-husband and her son in cars registered […]

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ARC Justice’s 2016 Report to Community

ARC Justice’s 2016 Report to Community is an opportunity for our organisation to speak about our achievements and to foreshadow the challenges faced by our three programs: Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre, Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre, and Housing Justice. Our Report to Community is also an opportunity for us to engage with our community in a broader discussion around […]

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Hayley Mansfield

Welcome Hayley Mansfield

Goulburn Valley CLC is thrilled to announce the appointment of Hayley Mansfield as ARC Justice’s new Executive Officer. Hayley’s appointment heralds an exciting new chapter for our organisation and we look forward to working with her to empower disadvantaged and vulnerable rural Victorians. Hayley is currently the General Manager, Family and Community Services at Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative. She has previously […]

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Trust is a major factor in Therapeutic Justice Program’s success

James (not his real name) is a young Aboriginal man that presented at the Shepparton Magistrates’ Courts, substance affected, admitting to using alcohol and methamphetamine. He was referred to our Therapeutic Justice Project via the Family Violence Court Liaison Officer of Victoria Police at the Tuesday morning Family Violence Meeting. The police applied for an Intervention […]

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Goulburn Valley Ice Action Plan

Rumbalara Aboriginal Cooperative has been joined by Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre and other concerned community members to develop a whole-of-community Ice Action Plan for the Goulburn Valley. Those attending include: local Member of Parilament, Wendy Lovell; leaders from the Departments of Education, Justice & Regulation, Health & Human Services, and Department of Economic Development, […]

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Employment Opportunity: Paralegal/Receptionist (Rumbalara Health-Justice Partnership)

  Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is a special measure under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) We are seeking someone who is highly motivated, organised, with a positive, professional and mature attitude to fill the important role of Paralegal/Receptionist at Goulburn Valley CLC. Goulburn Valley CLC is […]

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Peter Noble

farewell Peter Noble

In 2005 Peter Noble became Loddon Campaspe CLC’s inaugural Principal Solicitor. At that time, Australia’s newest CLC comprised Pete, a part-time Administrator/Receptionist and a part-time Community Legal Education Worker. Since that time, and in large part due to Pete’s vision, drive and leadership, the organisation has expanded exponentially. Loddon Campaspe CLC and Goulburn Valley CLC […]

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