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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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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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New Health-Justice Partnership launched

On the 2nd of June Attorney-General Martin Pakula signed off on a new grant to resource a health-justice partnership between Goulburn Valley CLC and Rumbalara Aboriginal Corporation. The local member for Shepparton, Suzanna Sheed, officiated at the formal project launch at Rumbalara’s Harmony Centre. This exciting project, costing $300,000 over two years, will embed a […]

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Shepparton is no place for racism

Kate Jenkins, Commissioner of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission officially launched the Report Racism project at Queens Gardens in Shepparton on Thursday the 12th of February. Local Elder, Shane Charles, welcomed guests to country and the Kaila dungala butja malniga dance group performed a number of spectacular dances to the calls of […]

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Methamphetamine Inquiry highlights postcode injustice

A recent Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into the Supply and use of Methamphetamines, particularly ice, in Victoria indicates that postcode injustice is behind the patchy response to the drug in regional and rural Victoria. In 2013 Goulburn Valley CLC made a submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee. In it we shared […]

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Report Racism in Shepparton

Shepparton is one of two trial sites selected for a new Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission initiative: Report Racism. This project encourages people to report racism against members of our Aboriginal community. Reports can be lodged online or via the following organisations: Rumbalara, the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, the Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory […]

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