About the event

Family and domestic violence is an endemic issue in Australia. One of the key factors which can prevent victims from leaving a situation is financial abuse and control by partners/ex-partners.

Join us for an informative seminar designed to help lawyers identify where clients  require legal advice in relation to how their current, or past circumstances, could impact their entitlement to a Centrelink payment.

This seminar will also address the financial abuse aspect of Family Domestic Violence that can be prevalent in many abusive relationships.

 

Level: Intermediate 

Author Profiles

Catherine Eagle

Principal Solicitor, Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service

Author Profiles

Catherine Eagle

Catherine has worked as a lawyer for over thirty years in private practice and in Community Legal Centres. Catherine has been employed at Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service for the last 15 years assisting clients with Social Security matters including where clients are facing prosecution by Centrelink. Previously, Catherine worked at Darwin Community Legal Service and is a former part time Tribunal member of the SSAT in Darwin. She has participated in a number of Economic Justice Australia (formerly the National Social Security Rights Network) Delegations and has previously been the convenor of the Economic Justice Australia Prosecution Sub Committee and a participant on the FOI Sub Committee. Catherine is the chair of the WA CLCs Legal Practice committee and Chair of the Community Legal Centres Australia PII Network for the last 14 years.

Rhea Thomas

Solicitor, Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service

Author Profiles

Rhea Thomas

Rhea has been employed at Welfare Rights & Advocacy Service (WRAS) for the past 4 and a half years. Since joining WRAS Rhea has worked on various social security and residential tenancy law issues. She is currently undertaking a family and domestic violence project aimed at providing legal advice, representation, community legal education (CLE) and referrals for victims of FDV in relation to their social security issues. She has previously been involved in a youth focused project and is passionate about CLE. Rhea has been a co-convenor of the CLC Community Legal Education Workers network since 2018 and a management committee member of SCALES community legal centre since 2017. Prior to joining WRAS Rhea worked in other realms of administrative law, in particular immigration law and coronial inquests into Aboriginal deaths in custody.

Course Details

Date & Time:
Thursday, 8 October 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm

 

Venue:

At your desk

Delivered live online

 

CPD Points:

1.0 Point Competency 4: Substantive Law

 

Price:

CPD Freedom: $0*

Member: $125

Non-Member: $200

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Date & Time:

Thu, 8 October 2020 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Venue:

At your desk, Delivered live online wa

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CPD Points:

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Price:

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