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Staying Safe Online

Staying safe online and navigating online behaviour can be tricky, but, there are resources that can help. The eSafety Commissioner is an independent government...

Position Statement on The Voice to Parliament Referendum

Barwon Community Legal Service wholeheartedly supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and supports a ‘Yes’ vote in the upcoming First Nations Voice to...

Robodebt Royal Commission Findings

Between 2015 and 2019, the Robodebt scheme was responsible for raising Centrelink debts through an unlawful averaging process using Australian Taxation Office (ATO) income...

Sector-wide 10-Year Plan launched today

We’re excited to share the Victorian community legal sector’s 10-Year Plan, which was launched on 19 June. Building on 50 years of the community...

Updates to the Disability Support Pension (‘DSP’) – How a Medical Condition is Assessed

We know that navigating the DSP system can be tricky and confusing. In this post, we focus on some of the ‘medical rules’ that...

To celebrate National Volunteer Week 2023 we interviewed our volunteer of 15 years, Pat Karnis, Barrister & Mediator at Victorian Bar (Foley’s List)

  Why did you decide to become a lawyer / barrister and what work were you doing previously?  My origin story is unusual. Previous...

Negotiating family law property settlements

  Ending a relationship can be a challenging and emotional time for all concerned.  Getting legal and financial advice early will help to reduce...

Separation and Divorce

The breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship can be a difficult and emotional time for everyone involved. In Australia, there are two...

MEDIA RELEASE: Despite an increase in family violence, legal services remain unfunded in Geelong Specialist Family Violence Court

Friday March 31, 2023 Despite an increase in family violence, legal services remain unfunded in Geelong Specialist Family Violence Court. Geelong is one of...

Child Support

Children are entitled to financial support from both parents, even if the parents are separated, or the child was a result of a short-term...

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...

Reinvigorating our STREETFACE See Me, Respect Me Campaign for Seniors Month

The Barwon Elder Abuse Primary Prevention (BEAPP) Network has reinvigorated the STREETFACE See Me, Respect Me campaign for Seniors Month. We have partnered with...