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Parenting Arrangements

We get a lot of clients asking how they approach making arrangements for their children following a separation. Here are the basics. Parents are encouraged to work together in making arrangements for their children following a separation. This may include who the children live with, how much time they spend time with each parent, where

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Have You Been Involved In A Motor Vehicle Accident?

BY MARIJANA HAWKINS Have you been involved in a motor vehicle accident? Are you unsure of what to do afterwards? Confused about motor vehicle insurance? Read below to find out what to do if you have a bingle. STOP your vehicle. ASSIST in any way you can. EXCHANGE YOUR DETAILS (car registration details, name and

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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=”” 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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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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