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What's the law?

Subtitle Australian law for new arrivals

What's the law? has been developed by legal aid commissions for use in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). AMEP provide 510 hours of free English language classes to newly arrived migrants and refugees.

The kit can also be used in other classroom and community settings.

The kit features a DVD that is based on the concept in Getting to know the law in my new country, created by Footscray CLC in 2009-10 for AMEP classes in Victoria.

The kit features a series of 10 audio visual stories and activities that reflect legal issues commonly experienced by new arrivals. The stories are drawn from real case studies. The kit also includes activity sheets for students and answer sheets for educators, as well as tips on how to deal with legal questions that students might have.

It will help new arrivals to recognise a legal issue and to know that they can get free legal help and where to get it.

CLC/Agency National Legal Aid and Australian Legal Aid Commissions
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Area of Law
  • Cars and driving
  • Children and young people
  • Family law and relationships
  • Family or domestic violence
  • Housing and land
  • Lawyers and the legal system
  • Pensions and allowances
  • Police powers
  • New Arrivals and/or Refugees
  • People from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • ACT
  • Commonwealth
  • NSW
  • NT
  • QLD
  • SA
  • TAS
  • VIC
  • WA
Method of Delivery
  • Audio
  • Translation or work with interpreters
  • Video
Project Type
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 5th March 2012
Contact Person Kenton Molloy
Contact Position Community Information Coordinator
Contact Email
Contact Phone (03) 9269 0653
Production/Delivery Date 2011
Evaluation Not Stated

Copies are available from the legal aid commission in each state (links below).


As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing ag

Delivery Link
Sponsor / Partner Agencies

Legal Aid ACT


Legal Aid NSW


Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission


Legal Aid Queensland   


Legal Service Commission (SA)


Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania


Victoria legal Aid


Legal Aid Western Australia

Review Date 5th March 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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