New partnerships lead to new knowledge. - Barwon Community Legal Service

New partnerships lead to new knowledge.

This work is being undertaken within the framework of a broader project led by the Federation of Community Legal Centres which aims to improve the interplay between the 24 generalist and 25 specialist Community Legal Centres (CLCs) across Victoria, so that all CLC clients receive the expert assistance they need. The Project is funded and supported through Victoria Legal Aid’s Community Legal Centre Innovation and Transformation Fund.

During the first half of 2018, Consumer Action will offer structured, intensive support to the two regional centres, providing them with training and materials, delivering shadowing and secondment opportunities, and facilitating access to expert advice and support for staff and volunteers. It is anticipated that this work will result in the ongoing provision of enhanced consumer law services to regional clients and stronger working relationships between the centres.

For more information on this pilot, please contact Lachlan Edwards at Consumer Action Law Centre:

For more information on the project, please contact Project Manager, Michael Tamblyn, at the Federation of Community Legal Centres (, or visit the project page on the Federation website:

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