In 2010, the Public Interest Law Clearing House (PILCH) and VALS piloted a new project: the Aboriginal Credit and Debt Clinic (ACDC).
The project report which evaluates the ACDC is now available on our Publications page.
The numerous case studies provided in the report provide a stark picture of financial hardship and serve to highlight the civil law needs of some Aboriginal people in rural and regional areas. Many clients presented with multiple debts which contributed to high levels of anxiety about housing, employment and the need to support children and other family. The report demonstrates the significant need for funded civil law legal services for Aboriginal people in rural and regional Victoria.