Member News and Updates

May 27, 2019

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) - the internationally recognised day that highlights one of the worse manifestations of manifestations of ageism and inequality in our society, elder abuse.

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May 24, 2019

Public Statement on Prison Expansion in Victoria

The Federation of Community Legal Centres is extremely concerned with today’s announcement from the Andrews Labor Government that they will spend $1.8 billion of public money to expand Victoria’s prisons.

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May 24, 2019

Spent Convictions Inquiry To Begin

The Victorian Legislative Council’s Legal and Social Issues Committee has commenced a public inquiry into a legislated spent convictions scheme for Victoria.

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Submissions for Recycling Inquiry Extended

May 24, 2019

Submissions for Recycling Inquiry Extended

The Legislative Council's Environment and Planning Committee has extended the submission deadline for its inquiry into recycling and waste management. Submissions can now be made until Friday, 31 May 2019.

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May 23, 2019

Law Week 2019: That's a Wrap!

From humble beginnings Law Week has grown into a state-wide festival of over 280 events that helps all Victorians unlock their law.

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May 23, 2019

Evidence Based Self Help Seminar

We are pleased to advise that we have confirmed a meeting space for the exciting event Visiting US scholar, Professor Lois Lupica, on evidence-based self-help to be held at RMIT’s - Graduate School of Business and Law.

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Congratulations to our winners!

May 20, 2019

Congratulations to our winners!

Outstanding achievements in the legal profession have been recognised through the presentation of 18 awards at the Victorian Legal Awards gala dinner.

We are extremely proud the work of two of our CLCs was recently honoured.

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May 17, 2019

Workshop on planning evidence-based legal services

Data and collaboration are key elements in planning effective legal assistance services.    

Victoria Legal Aid are running a workshop to share some of the data resources and collaborative planning approaches they’ve developed for the sector planning project to:

  • update you on what we’re doing now to support evidence-based planning
  • get your input on what’s working for you in service planning
  • use in your own planning. 
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IDAHOBIT Day

May 17, 2019

IDAHOBIT Day

IDAHOBIT on May 17 is a day to stand with the LGBTIQ community. 

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May 17, 2019

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers.

We are so pleased to celebrate our volunteers that are “Making a world of difference”  in Community Legal Centres everywhere.

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