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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

This World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) the Barwon Elder Abuse Primary Prevention (BEAPP) Network and Barwon Community Legal Service is standing alongside the City of Greater Geelong to partner on the Inheritance Not An Entitlement Campaign. This social media campaign features a series of short films that challenge commonly held myths about inheritance and

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Employment Law Explained

Our community lawyer, Shane Foyster, spoke to Tom and Loggy on K-Rock about employment rights and COVID-19. [button href=”https://www.krock.com.au/shows/fresh-daily/our-blog/112660-employment-law-explained-with-shane-foyster-from-bcls” target=”_blank” css_classes=”button_hilite “]Listen here[/button]  

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We Talk Centrelink on K-Rock

Our community Lawyer, Emma Cvitak, talked to Stampsy and Josh on K-Rock about Centrelink, and answered these common questions arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. – I’ve lost my job because of COVID-19, what Centrelink payments am I eligible for? – Does my partner’s income and assets matter? – So you’ve figured out which payment

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Services Update – COVID-19 Response

The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to pose a significant health threat to people across the globe. As the nature of the outbreak changes, the response from relevant authorities is evolving accordingly. BCLS will continue to provide legal help and support services to our community members as best we can.  Our clients, staff and volunteers are

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Meet our new lawyers at BCLS – Damien and Alex

Both of the newest members of our team have significant experience within the sector and most recently working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and in remote communities. How long have you been with BCLS? Damien: Two and a half months. Alex: While I have only been at BCLS for the last six months

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BCLS urges the City of Greater Geelong to sign the Mayoral Joint Statement regarding social security for our refugees and asylum seekers

In May 2015, the Department of Home Affairs announced that those who had entered Australia by boat as so-called unauthorised maritime arrivals between 13 August 2012 and 1 January 2014 would be invited to apply for Temporary Protection Visas (TPV) or Safe Haven Enterprise Visas (SHEV). Before this, those falling within this category were unable

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