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Rumbalara project transforming community

Our Rumbalara clients are more than just a number or a matter to us. They are individuals and members of a strong local community. By working with the community we are helping people to work within a legal system that has previously been foreign and confusing. By helping to transform people’s lives, we are demonstrating […]

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How rights get lost in the rush to be tough on crime

This post originally appeared as a Letter to the Editor of the Shepparton News. It was written in response to an article published on the 12th of September 2018 that detailed the ‘frightening’ experience of an 18-year-old Kilmore woman who was arrested in Kilmore and held in the cells at Shepparton Police Station over a […]

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Employment Lawyer joins our team

The Victorian Government recently funded Goulburn Valley CLC to provide employment law services to Working Holiday Makers in our region. To lead this work, we have appointed Amanda Ferguson as our new employment lawyer. Amanda has previously worked for the Fair Work Commission, the Fair Work Ombudsman and the Australian Building and Construction Commission. The […]

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New employment law service for Goulburn Valley seasonal workers

The Victorian government recently boosted the Goulburn Valley by funding us to provide employment law-related services to working holiday makers in the region. Many rural workers are vulnerable to exploitation. Recent media investigations have highlighted the dangers encountered by seasonal workers, and drawn attention to their need for specialist legal information and advice. This new service […]

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Are you a motivated and experienced employment lawyer?

Are you a motivated and experienced employment lawyer? We have a terrific opportunity for a lawyer to provide employment-related legal services to Working Holiday Makers in the Goulburn Valley. The position will be based in our Shepparton office but will be required to travel throughout the region. Applications close 6 August. For more information, including […]

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Statistics point to continued drop in youth crime

Local media has given a lot of coverage in recent times to youth crime in Mooroopna. However, in a recent article in the Weekend Shepparton News, Police Sergeant Louise Richards confirmed ‘there had not been a rise in the number of crimes in the area.’ Her comment is supported by the facts. According to Crime […]

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Rosie Batty urges Shepparton to tackle family violence

Last week Rosie Batty challenged our community to play its part in tackling family violence, and highlighted the impact of such violence has on the workplace and wider community. Ms Batty noted the small number of men attending her presentation but said there were still grounds for optimism. Although we still have a long way to […]

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Majed undertakes Practical Legal Training at Goulburn Valley CLC

Majed Al Tuhmazy recently graduated from a Double Degree Bachelor of International Relations and Law at Latrobe University. He is currently undertaking the placement component of his Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussens with Goulburn Valley CLC. We asked Majed if he had always wanted to be lawyer. ‘Initially,’ he said, ‘I wanted to do […]

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Therapeutic Justice evaluation confirms benefits in Goulburn Valley

In 2015 the Legal Services Board funded Goulburn Valley CLC, in partnership with Primary Care Connect, to deliver a pilot Therapeutic Justice program in Shepparton. The pilot recognised that the law often intersects with people’s lives without it being aware of its effect on their overall well-being. A therapeutic justice model takes a more holistic approach. […]

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Ceremonial First Sitting of Supreme Court in Shepparton

On 19 May 2018 our Manager & Principal Lawyer, Kaz Gurney, spoke at the ceremonial first sitting of the Supreme Court of Victoria at the new Shepparton Courts. Kaz addressed Chief Justice Ferguson, Justices Osborn and Beach, other members of the Judiciary, local Elder Uncle Bobby Nicholls and Victorian Bar President, Dr Matt Collins QC. Kaz […]

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