Positive change takes action. Make a donation today to help Marrickville Legal Centre provide access to justice for all.

Australians will bet $800 million on the races this month. If just 1% of the $800 million Australians spend on gambling was given to community organisations like Marrickville Legal Centre, that $8 million could be used to improve the lives of vulnerable people like Phi Phi.

Phi Phi (not real name) is a middle-aged woman from a migrant background. She works part-time, and her family all live overseas. Phi Phi had been in a relationship with William for years before it came to light that he struggled with gambling addiction. He began accessing Phi Phi’s financial accounts without her consent or knowledge. William stole Phi Phi’s credit card and identification, and began spending and signing up for personal loans in her name until the debt surmounted $60,000. Phi Phi came to Marrickville Legal Centre in despair. Marrickville Legal Centre were able to negotiate with Phi Phi’s bank to have the loan debt completely written off and her credit report cleared, and refer Phi Phi to non-legal support services.

Phi Phi was fortunate to find help and a way out. She has now started afresh, free of the manipulative control of her ex-partner. With your contribution, Marrickville Legal Centre can help more people like Phi Phi to access justice.

$50 can help provide preliminary advice for someone experiencing financial abuse.

$100 can help a lawyer negotiate with a credit provider to initiate the clearing of debts due to financial abuse.

This Spring Racing Carnival, #GiveDontGamble.

Your donation is tax deductible and every cent will go directly towards providing legal assistance to the community.