Collaborating to support people impacted by financial abuse

We are pleased to invite you to the launch of the report, Addressing Financial Abuse: A Collaborative Service Model for Legal and Non-Legal Support.

In 2021, Redfern Legal Centre (RLC) engaged Consulting & Implementation Services (CIS) to design a best practice holistic model to support people who have experienced financial abuse from an intimate partner.

Building on the approach of RLC’s Financial Abuse Legal Service NSW, the model brings together legal and social service supports for people impacted by financial abuse. By implementing this model, service providers in other Australian states or territories will be able to provide holistic services to people in their jurisdictions who have experienced financial abuse.

RLC is a proud partner of CommBank Next Chapter.

This webinar, co-presented by RLC and CommBank Next Chapter, will provide an overview of the holistic model and the key findings, including:

  • Legal and non-legal needs of people who have experienced financial abuse;
  • Optimal service delivery elements to achieve desired outcomes; and
  • Capacity building and reform work that aims to advocate for better outcomes for people who have experienced financial abuse.

Participants will gain:

  • an understanding of financial abuse as a serious and widespread form of family and domestic violence; and
  • insights into what a holistic response to financial abuse and domestic and family violence could look like for the community sector in Australia.


  • Catalina Valenica – Lived Experience Advocate
  • Johanna Hamilton – DV Support Worker, Mudgin-Gal Women’s Place
  • Laura Bianchi – Team Leader, Redfern Legal Centre’s Financial Abuse Service NSW
  • Bernadette Spinks – Director, Consulting and Implementation Services
  • Michelle Cutler – Acting CEO,  Community Legal Centres Australia


  • Michelle Cutler – Acting CEO,  Community Legal Centres Australia

​All are welcome to register for this webinar.

Date and time: Wednesday 30 March 2022, 12:00-1:00pm (AEDT)

Register Here