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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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