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CLC input into Shepparton Courts redevelopment

In December 2014, the Committee for Greater Shepparton invited Goulburn Valley CLC and the Goulburn Valley Law Association to participate in a roundtable meeting to canvas our region’s needs for the new Shepparton Court Precinct. Following on from that event, in February our Managing Lawyer, Kaz Gurney, and Georgia Morrissey from the Goulburn Valley Law […]

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Family Violence Royal Commission’s Goulburn Valley insight

We recently made a submission to Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence. Our submission drew the Royal Commission’s attention to the report recently published by our colleagues at Loddon Campaspe CLC: Will somebody listen to me? This report mirrors many of our observations and concerns and we concur with its premise that before deciding how best to meet […]

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Spotlight on family violence’s impact on country women

On the 7th of November, Deakin University’s Centre for Rural Regional Law and Justice (CRRLJ) launched Landscapes of Violence: Women Surviving Family Violence in Regional and Rural Victoria. The report, written by Amanda George and Dr Bridget Harris, highlights the impact of family violence on women living in rural and regional Victoria. The report asked women survivors of family violence in […]

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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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Funding double whammy for CLCs

The recent Federal budget saw funding cuts to many community services, not least Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre, which will lose $200,000 (over 2015/16, 2016/17). But the budget cuts aren’t the whole story. In a double whammy, the Federal government is also restricting the use of their funding to direct service delivery, effectively excluding important […]

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ARC 2013 Report to Community

The ADVOCACY AND RIGHTS CENTRE (Goulburn Valley CLC is a program of the Advocacy and Rights Centre) invites you to its 2013 Report to Community. Eviction in times of crisis Giving tenants a voice Listening to women’s experience of the law in family violence The Advocacy and Rights Centre’s 2013 Report to Community is an opportunity […]

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Family violence collaboration

Victoria Legal Aid and the Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre are working together to ensure that applicants and respondents to intervention orders receive a high quality, consistent service in the Shepparton Magistrates’ Court. ‘Family violence legal help’ (Shepparton News, 5-Oct) highlighted this terrific collaboration and the need to review the way services are provided to […]

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Help for mother seeking Intervention Order

Goulburn Valley CLC recently helped Mary* who was seeking an Intervention Order (IVO). Mary had not been able to receive legal advice before she made her application so had only requested that an order be made with three limited clauses. The order she was applying for would not have provided her with the protection she […]

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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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