News & Media Releases

Fines have been receiving a lot of media attention in recent weeks. Under a new Fines Victoria social justice initiative called the Work and Development Permit (WDP) Scheme, health practitioners and organisations are helping vulnerable community members ‘work off’ their unpaid fines by becoming ‘sponsors’ and reporting client participation in treatment, courses and other activities. […]

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The Work and Development Permit (WDP) Scheme is a social justice initiative by Fines Victoria that allows eligible people to ‘work off’ their unpaid fines by engaging with health practitioners & organisations (known as ‘sponsors’). Sponsors provide treatment, courses and other activities and report participation to help reduce this debt. Peninsula Community Legal Centre (PCLC) […]

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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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