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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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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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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Bring your Bills Day

Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre and Consumer Affairs Victoria are pleased to present two BRING YOUR BILLS DAYS! These FREE clinics are for people who need advice or assistance with bills and debts. Members of the community are invited to bring their bills along on the day to receive free and confidential advice from a […]

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New Free Legal Advice Service for Benalla

Earlier this month, members of the Hume Riverina and Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centres and Benalla Health launched the new partnership to provide free legal assistance services to disadvantaged residents in the Benalla area from the Ray Sweeney Centre at 45 Coster Street Benalla. Benalla Health has been providing health care to the Benalla community for many […]

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