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Helping clients navigate the Disability Support Pension changes

Since 1 July 2015, when the Commonwealth Government made changes to the way the Disability Support Pension (DSP) was assessed, it has been increasingly...

New Community Legal Education and Development worker at BCLS!

Alex Jones has joined BCLS as the new Community Legal Education and Development Worker. Alex has recently returned back home to Geelong after spending...

Helping community workers become legal issue spotters

On Thursday 22 February 2018, twenty community workers from organisations ranging from Colac to Corio came to BCLS for our training session ‘Law for...

Two weeks in the life…

  I came to this position expecting to be inundated by calls and complex paperwork, however, I was pleasantly surprised to be working in...

Elsie’s Secondment

BCLS often works with other Victorian and National Legal Centres. Last year over 9 weeks from August to October, an informal training secondment program...

Seeking Refuge Project Stage 1 Complete

The Seeking Refuge Project (SRP) is a partnership between local group Bellarine for Refugees, Refugee Legal and BCLS. The project has been in operation...

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...

Thinking about volunteering at BCLS?

The end of 2017 and the start of 2018 saw us welcome several new Deakin Interns (Jessica, Chelsea and Ian) and Practical Legal Training...

Big wins for clients with big debts

Susan* had been on a Disability Support Pension (DSP) for almost 10 years until Centrelink conducted a review in late 2015. Due to huge...

Revoking fines through perseverance and partnerships.

It is important to ensure that fines are issued correctly before people on no or little income commit to paying money that would be...

New Year, New Lawyers.

How long have you been with BCLS and what drew you to the community legal sector?   Shane: I started with BCLS as a...

Tenancy Advice & Advocacy Program

IMPORTANT UPDATE We are regretfully closing our tenancy program from July 1, 2017 due to changes in funding allocations by Consumer Affairs Victoria. The...