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Grandparents, grandchildren and family Law


The Grandparents, Grandchildren and Family Law project encourages grandparents to be confident and informed and to contribute positively to the care, welfare and development of their grandchildren, whether or not the parents of the children are separated or divorced.

Focus groups and community information sessions were conducted with Melbourne's Greek Community. A Reference Group was established with industry experts (eg Victoria Legal Aid, CO-ASIT - Italian Agency, private practitioners, Aged Care Services - Moreland Council). The Reference Group informed the development of fact sheets (in English and Greek) in relation to grandparents, grandchildren and Family Law.  

A final report will be produced with recommendations for other CALD Communities.

A Project Worker with legal and information delivery expertise was employed.

The project's six facts sheets help older people understand their options and encourage them to act early when faced with family conflict. The six fact sheets are in Greek and English. They include information about Family Law, family dispute resolution, family violence, child protection and financial support for grandparents. They also provide a referral guide to free support services and legal advice.

CLC/Agency Moreland Community Legal Centre
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Area of Law
  • Children and young people
  • Courts
  • Family law and relationships
  • Family or domestic violence
  • Government
  • Lawyers and the legal system
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Children and young people
  • Community organisation
  • Community workers
  • Consumers
  • Educational institution
  • Federal government
  • General public
  • Lawyers
  • Local government
  • Men
  • New Arrivals and/or Refugees
  • Older persons
  • Parents
  • People experiencing family or domestic violence
  • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Rural, Regional or Remote people
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • Commonwealth
Method of Delivery
  • Capacity building project
  • Establish network
  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Public Event
  • Publication
  • Translation or work with interpreters
  • Website, social media or application
  • Workshop/s, seminar or forum
Project Type
  • Community Development
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 8th May 2012
Contact Person Carmen Tommasi
Contact Position Community Development Worker
Contact Email
Contact Phone (03) 9383 2588
Production/Delivery Date March 2012
Evaluation Not Stated

For a printed copy of the report outlining this 12 month project, please contact Moreland CLC's front desk on (03) 9383 2588.


As this project has exceeded it

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

Victoria Law Foundation, Australian Greek Welfare Society

Review Date 8th May 2013

Disclaimer: Laws and policies are often changing. We encourage you to check the currency of any laws or policies referenced in the above CLEAR project.

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