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Barwon Community Legal Service extends Seeking Refuge Project to support Afghan Refugees

Barwon Community Legal Service (BCLS) has collaborated with Diversitat to provide free information and support for the people of Geelong Afghan communities who have been devastated by the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.   This program is funded from remaining Seeking Refuge Project funding obtained in 2016, and is supported by Bellarine for Refugees. The collapse of

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Criminal Offences – How we can help and where you can go

BY MARIJANA HAWKINS A criminal offence is an offence or “crime” against the state, as also known as breaking the law. When laws are broken, and they’re considered crimes against the state (or government), they’re known as criminal offences. Crimes against the state are offences which are considered harmful to other people or the community.

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BCLS Welcomes Back Students

BY MANDI HYLAND We are very excited to re-commence our student program after many months of it being stalled due to COVID-19 lockdowns. It was hard in March 2020 to say farewell to our student volunteers because we went into lockdown. We previously had law students assisting our work by helping our lawyers with administrative

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Barwon Warm Safe Home Project

As part of the Geelong Seniors festival we are hosting the Barwon Warm Safe Home project. This community art project is about taking a stand against elder abuse in our community.  We are inviting community members to harness their inner artist and help us make 1,000 crafted houses for the Seniors Festival in October 2020.

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