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Tuesday 31 Oct 2017

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Credit Reporting: How to use it for your advantage

PRESENTED BY Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC)
LOCATION Online
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Credit law
LEVEL 1
CPD POINT 3

Who is playing ball and what are the challenges with credit reporting? Take part in an interactive session to explore casework challenges and ways to use credit reporting constructively with your clients.

Monday 13 Nov 2017

10AM - 3PM

Gippsland Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Uniting Care, Sale

Tuesday 14 Nov 2017

9:30AM - 4:30PM

Are we there yet? Making Sense of Fine Reform

PRESENTED BY Federation of Community Legal Centres
LOCATION Supper Room - Melbourne Town Hall
SPDP No
CPD Core Topics:
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 6

At this Infringements Working Group event you'll hear from a range of panellists to discuss best practice and recent and impending changes to the Victorian infringements system. Panellists include representatives from the Department of Justice and Regulation, the Infringements Court, the Magistrates’ Court, the Sheriff’s Office, community legal centres, Victoria Legal Aid and the Financial and Consumer Rights Council.

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Tuesday 21 Nov 2017

10:30AM - 3:00PM

Hume Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Benalla Community Care, 45 Coster St, Benalla (Conference Room)

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Section 271: to declare or not to declare gambling

PRESENTED BY Australian Financial Services Authority (AFSA)
LOCATION Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Bankruptcy
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Disclosure of gambling on the Statement of Affairs has always been a difficult discussion- are financial counsellor’s fears based in fact? Find out more about AFSA’s approach and explore the application of section 271 of the Bankruptcy Act as it plays out in practice.

Wednesday 22 Nov 2017

1:00PM - 3:00PM

Letters with punch!

PRESENTED BY Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC); Specialist problem gambling financial counsellors TBA
LOCATION Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 120 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Hardship systems
LEVEL 2
CPD POINT 3

Financial counsellors need to be able to adapt their writing styles to support client advocacy for financial hardship; e.g. court appearance; writing to banks, other creditors, VCAT and external dispute resolution schemes etc. Do you reveal that a person is a gambler? Find out best practice ways to advocate for clients impacted by gambling.

Tuesday 28 Nov 2017

2PM

Northern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Anglicare

Wednesday 29 Nov 2017

1:00PM - 4:00PM

Payday Lenders: Last resort or loan sharks?

PRESENTED BY Consumer Action Law Centre (CALC); Financial Counsellor TBA
LOCATION Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000
SPDP Yes
CPD Core Topics: Credit Law
LEVEL 1
CPD POINT 3

So what does the credit law do to protect consumers from predatory payday lending? Learn about the law and the loop holes that still make this an undesirable landscape.

Thursday 07 Dec 2017

9:30AM - 11:30AM

Southern Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Cranbourne Integrated Care

Monday 11 Dec 2017

9:30AM - 12:00PM

Statewide Network meeting

LOCATION TBC

Tuesday 12 Dec 2017

10:00AM - 1:00PM

FCRC Board meeting

LOCATION Level 6, 179 Queen Street, Melbourne

Thursday 14 Dec 2017

10:00AM - 12:00PM

Western Regional Network meeting

LOCATION Salvation Army Ballarat