News & Media Releases

What is the WDP? The Work and Development Permit (WDP) Scheme allows eligible people (those experiencing addiction, mental illness or cognitive impairment, homelessness, family violence or acute financial hardship) to ‘work off’ their unpaid fines. Health practitioners and organisations can become accredited ‘sponsors’ online through Fines Victoria.  Sponsors provide activities so that the time spent engaged […]

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PCLC has welcomed the opportunity to contribute to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health system. We have made recommendations with the aim to improve the provision of legal assistance to the most disadvantaged and vulnerable client’s in our community. These recommendations are informed by our extensive work with those experiencing psychosocial disability. With over […]

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Fines debt – a real problem Fines debt is money owed through incurring infringements such as public transport, toll, council and traffic fines. The impact this debt has on vulnerable people in our catchment is devastating.  Peninsula Community Legal Centre’s (PCLC) infringement clients have an average of over $11,000 in fines debt. In the past, […]

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Do you know what to look out for in aged care and retirement village contracts? Do you know about recent changes in the law about medical decision-making in Victoria? If your answer is no, come and learn from the experts!  Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) is pleased to announce that the Centre will be hosting […]

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Peninsula Community Legal Centre stands with Fitzroy Legal Service and sixteen partner agencies urging all Victorian members of Parliament to reconsider the proposed amendments mandating imprisonment where injuries are sustained by emergency workers. We need solutions that connect vulnerable people with the treatment they need and work to protect to our frontline emergency workers. Please […]

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