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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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Community Legal Centre funding a vital election issue

We only want one thing on Election Day: a fair deal for the thousands of Australians who are being denied access to a lawyer because community legal centre funding is inadequate. Traditionally, legal aid commissions, community legal centres and indigenous family violence and legal services have been the legal service of last resort for Australia’s […]

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Goulburn Valley CLC funding wipeout?

On the 3rd of December the Productivity Commission released its long-awaited report into access to justice arrangements in Australia. The Commission recognised the role of Australian legal assistance providers (including Community Legal Centres) and deplored the high levels of unmet legal need faced by disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians. The Commission recommended an immediate injection of […]

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Shepparton Magistrates’ Court Family Violence List

Goulburn Valley CLC is pleased to announce that we will soon provide a duty lawyer service for the Tuesday Family Violence List at Shepparton Magistrates’ Court. The new service will begin in the first week of October 2013. Its establishment reflects the strong relationship between Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) and Victorian Community Legal Centres, and […]

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Throwing justice baby out with parole bath water

Darren Linton (Senior Journalist, Weekend News, 24 August 2013) correctly made the point that while we as a community are pondering  the clear failures of the parole system in Victoria in recent times, we need to be very careful that we don’t end up with something far worse in its place. Whatever we might think […]

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