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Gouburn Valley Therapeutic Justice forum

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre and Primary Care Connect are developing a pilot project to introduce a Therapeutic Justice Practice to the Goulburn Valley Magistrates’ Court. The project will create an advocacy-health alliance between legal practitioners and health service providers working in the Court environment. To launch the project, the two agencies are presenting a […]

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Public interest trumps revenue raising parking fine

  Rita* had received a parking infringement for overstaying the allowed time. On the day that she had received the infringement, she had travelled over 85km from her home to a regional town to answer a summons for jury service. She was not familiar with the town but had been provided with a list of available parking […]

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Lawyers successfully argue exceptional circumstances

Louise* was a 34 year old woman who made an appointment to see us at one of our outreach services. She had recently been charged with speeding and driving whilst suspended. Regrettably, the charge of drive whilst suspended, if proven, would trigger a suspended sentence of imprisonment that she had received earlier in 2013. Louise […]

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Tackling growing Methamphetamine use

In our experience, substance abuse often goes hand in hand with offences involving dishonesty and violence (sometimes including family violence) affecting the community today. This is why we recently made a submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Law Reform, Drugs and Crime Prevention Committee, which is inquiring into the supply and use of methamphetamines. Shepparton suffer high […]

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