Choosing an interview subject for my emotional history report was by far the easiest part. My Nanna Bett is a fantastic storyteller, and an incredibly generous person and I knew she would be happy to sit down for a couple of hours and share her stories with me. The problem was choosing which story I […]

Oxfam University group members from around Australia joined forces at a three day conference in Sydney last week. Students came from as far as Perth and Brisbane to share their success stories from past events and to brainstorm ideas for campaigns and events in 2013. The university groups work alongside Oxfam Australia to achieve their […]

Elena Marchetti has a passion for research. It’s a passion that has led her from teaching at Griffith University to her current position as Research Professor in the University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Law. Elena’s dedication to her work is clear as she tells me about her latest project. “I’m looking at whether having a […]

Legal Aid NSW has revealed that the Illawarra region has the most participants in the State in a scheme that allows the disadvantaged to clear their fines through unpaid work, courses or treatment. The Work and Development Orders Scheme assists those individuals who can show they are having trouble paying their fines due to homelessness, […]

Illawarra Legal Centre

The Illawarra Legal Centre is set to expand its financial counselling service to several new outreach locations in 2013. Financial counselling will be available in Wollongong, Corrimal, Warilla, Kiama, Ulladulla and Nowra. The Legal Centre is located in Warrawong and currently offers free financial counselling over the phone and by appointment at the centre. The […]

The State government’s decision to close the Youth Drug and Alcohol Court has sparked interest from local community groups, who see an urgent need for a program to replace the Court. The Youth Drug Court diverted young offenders into counselling and rehabilitation programs instead of sending them to gaol. Successful graduates of the programs were […]