20 March 2013 – Volume 29


Centrelink legal help outreach service making a difference 

People across Victoria are challenging incorrect Centrelink decisions with the help of our outreach service. 
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Funding boost will help youth and family violence legal problems 

Three Victorian community legal centres will receive extra funding totalling $106,000 to take on new work which focuses on helping young people, rural and remote communities and those facing family violence.
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VLA addressing unreasonable banning notices 

A teenage girl can again access family and support services after we convinced a local shopping centre to lift a ban which denied her use of a public transport hub.
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Panel practitioner updates

Qualifying for family law guideline 2.1.2 

Practitioners are reminded that proof of allegations of child abuse must be shown in order to qualify for a grant of legal assistance for representation without prior early intervention and dispute resolution. Find out more.

Sign up for ATLAS training 

ATLAS training sessions are available in March to help practitioners learn more about lodging and tracking legal aid applications, extensions and invoices. Sign up now.

VLA’s Public Law Library

Our experienced librarians can help you to locate legislation, case law or other legal material from our collection. Go to our library.

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We have a range of free resources to help people with their legal problems to order or download from our catalogue.

Call Legal Help

For free information about the law and how we can help you call (03) 9269 0120 or 1800 677 402 (country callers, Monday to Friday, 8.45 am to 5.15 pm.

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