Murray Region Legal Assistance Forum (LAF)

The aim of the Murray Mallee Legal Assistance Forum ("MMLAF")

The aim of MMLAF is to bring to life VLAF principals in the Murray Mallee Region.

The MMLAF has identified two areas of focus including: Elder issues and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds ("CALD"). While the MMLAF has decided to focus on these two key areas, the forum is flexible and can work toward addressing other community needs that are identified.


In collaboration with the Consumer Action Law Centre ("CALC") MMLAF is pleased to announce that CALC will be travelling to Mildura to provide training in relation the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and the National Credit Code, on Friday 26th of November 2010.

The training aims to provide lawyers, consumer support workers, financial counsellors, social workers, mental health workers and others with a better understanding of the new National Credit Laws. Invariably, a large proportion of the clients that these service providers come into contact with, are elderly people and people from CALD backgrounds - this training therefore aims to satisfy the two identified focus groups of the MMLAF.

Forum flyer (PDF - 76kb)

Mildura Aboriginal Corporation Inc - 'Yarning Up Expo'.

MMLAF is also pleased to welcome the Mildura Aboriginal Corporation as an MMLAF participant and to promote the "Yarning Up Expo" to be conducted 24th November 2010 between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, 5 John Street Mildura Victoria 3500.

The purpose of the Expo is to enable community organisations to better engage with local Indigenous people and specifically, elderly people and people with disabilities.

Mildura Aboriginal Corporation flyer (PDF - 269kb)

Agencies Participating


The MMLAF will meet quarterly and or at other times required and will be convened by the Murray Mallee Community Legal Centre.

Wentworth Meeting Notes (PDF - 775kb)

A free training session for community workers and community lawyers in the Mildura area entitled An Overview of The National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and the National Credit Code with the emphasis on Consumer rights and protection. (PDF - 30kb) to be held on Friday, 26 November 2010 at Haselgrove House Conference Room, Mildura.

Notes from the forum (Word - 166kb)