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1. Northern Territory Law Handbook
CLC/Agency: Multiple agencies
Contact Person: Dorothy Fauls
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 27-01-2017

The NT Law Handbook is an easy-to-read guide to law in the Northern Territory. This approach to providing the community with plain language information on a comprehensive range of legal topics has been developed by AustLII, the NT Legal Aid Commission and the Darwin Community Legal Service, with the support of the Law Society of the Northern Territory Public Purposes Trust. Over 70 people from the legal community, government and community agencies donated their time, expertise and effort to ensure that the text is up-to-date and accurate. All sections have links to the primary legislation and case law as well as further information, including contacts should you require legal advice. Simply browse and click on any of the more than 100 ...

2. One Law For All
CLC/Agency: ARDS Aboriginal Corporation
Contact Person: Howard Amery
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 06-12-2016

This paper gives insights into traditional law and governance, exploring how best to incorporate Yolngu traditional law and needs in setting up a constitution for the Northern Territory's possible move towards becoming a new state.

3. Submission to the Department of Justice and Regulation Access to Justice Review
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Saskia Weerheim
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 04-05-2016

Response to term of reference 7: “Whether there is any duplication in services provided by legal assistance providers, and options for reducing that duplication, including the development of legal education material.”

4. Rights on Show 2016
CLC/Agency: Darwin Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Saskia Strange
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 01-04-2016

Darwin Community Legal Service's 22nd human rights art award and exhibition will be held at the Darwin Supreme Court.

PDF 5. Submission to Royal Commission into Family Violence
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 11-06-2015

In this submission, we shared some of our initiatives aimed at better informing our community about family violence and we touched on research into underlying causes of family violence and experiences of other jurisdictions with lower rates of family violence.

We noted that, in our experience, both the prevalence and severity of family violence have been rising. We also recounted our clients’ stories and experiences to highlight the challenges they faced in navigating inadequate, complex and fragmented systems, which made it difficult for them to feel safe and compounded their distress.

We recommended major reforms to the ‘system’, as well as calling for the underlying causes of family violence to be rec...

6. Romgu Dhukarr Dhiyal Australia
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Author: NT LEGAL AID COMMISSION Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 12-03-2015

In 2006, legal services from the Top End of the NT travelled to communities in North Eastern Arnhem Land to provide information about key legal issues in the area and evaluate the unmet legal need in the region. It was identified that community members in the region did not have access to legal education about their rights and responsibilities under the Australian legal system in a language and context they understand.

This DVD was developed in response to that need. The DVD was developed in conjunction with Marthakal Homelands Resource Centre, Duduyngu Pty Ltd, local film makers and clan leaders and filmed at Galiwin'ku. The DVD draws on the existing knowledge of structures of Yolngu law and governance in the region to expl...

7. Everyday-Law Website
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

Everyday-Law has been developed to help Victorians better understand the law and their legal system by providing the best, easy-to-understand legal information in one spot.

You can search the site to:

  • better understand your legal issues
  • find someone who can help without breaking the bank
  • understand how Victorian courts and the legal system work
  • learn how to resolve disputes in and out of court
8. Preparing for Court
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

Taking court action to sort out a legal issue should be your last resort. But if you have to go to court, it is a good idea to know what to expect. We have information here that will help you through the process.

9. Victorian Legal Directory
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

'Have a Legal Question?' has been developed by Everyday-Law to help Victorians better understand the law and their legal system by providing the best, easy-to-understand legal information in one spot. The best everyday legal information in one place.

10. Victorian Law Help Directory
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

The Everyday-Law Online Directory is a comprehensive list of organisations that provide free or low-cost legal advice and information to Victorians on a wide range of issues. Use it to get the right help for your legal questions.

11. Response to Draft Report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Access to Justice
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 15-07-2014

Response to the Draft Report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Access to Justice

12. Pro Bono Legal Services in Family Law and Family Violence
CLC/Agency: Australian Pro Bono Centre
Contact Person: Daniel Jacobs
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 24-02-2014

Despite the fact that more lawyers and law firms are becoming increasingly involved in pro bono service delivery, obtaining pro bono legal assistance in family law matters is very difficult, with many pro bono providers and referral schemes simply not accepting applications for pro bono assistance in family law.

In many areas, this assistance is also difficult to obtain via CLCs and Legal Aid. This Research Report was undertaken to uncover why this is so.

13. Animated films: Indigenous civil and family law needs
CLC/Agency: Indigenous Legal Needs Project
Contact Person: Fiona Allison
Jurisdiction: NT VIC
Date Added: 11-02-2014

These two animated films present Indigenous peoples' accounts of common civil and family law problems (as well as research findings of the ILNP). It can be used as an education tool for Indigenous communities around civil and family law.

14. Submission to Productivity Commission Access to Justice Inquiry
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 30-12-2013

Written submission to Productivity Commission's Access to Justice Inquiry, in response to Issues Paper (released September 2013).

15. In their Words
Contact Person: Louis Schetzer
Jurisdiction: NSW Commonwealth
Date Added: 23-08-2013

This project presents a series of short videos in which StreetCare members talk about their experiences. The stories reflect the diversity of homelessness in NSW and point to the benefits of involving homeless consumers in advocacy, training and service design.

16. Factsheets for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
CLC/Agency: Refugee Advice and Casework Service
Contact Person: Tanya Jackson-Vaugahan
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 15-08-2013

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW provided RACS with a grant to design and produce 7 factsheets and a brochure on our services in 6 community languages.

RACS has funded an extra language - Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Tamil, Turkish and Urdu. The factsheets attempt to provide a straightforward explanation of the current processes to apply for a protection visa and family reunion visas.

17. Pro Bono Partnerships and Models
CLC/Agency: Australian Pro Bono Centre
Contact Person: Daniel Jacobs
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 30-05-2013

'Pro Bono Partnerships and Models: A Practical Guide to What Works' provides practical information on what works well in collaborative pro bono projects.

It provides tips on how to attract pro bono partners and maintain effective partnerships. Detailed case studies illustrate the benefits, challenges and the features of effective projects using all major models of service delivery, and draws on the expertise of a broad range of stakeholders with experience in the delivery of pro bono legal assistance, including law firms of all sizes, pro bono clearinghouses, community legal centres, not-for-profit organisations, barristers, in-house and government lawyers, and law schools.

18. Collaborating to enhance access to justice-planning for the future
CLC/Agency: Queensland Association of Independent Legal Services
Contact Person: James Farrell
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 01-05-2013

Legal aid commissions, community legal centres and the private legal profession are key members of Australia's access to justice sector. Together, these organisations have made various forms of legal information, advice and assistance available to many Australians.

The access to justice sector now faces a range of challenges - some new, some old, some local, some global.

This panel discussion on 10 May 2013 brings together policy makers, practitioners and researchers to discuss how those concerned with access to justice can constructively work together to respond to these challenges.

Panel members include:

19. Submission to the Standing Committee on Uniform Legislation and Statutes Review
CLC/Agency: Mental Health Law Centre (WA)
Contact Person: Sandra Boulter
Jurisdiction: WA
Date Added: 15-04-2013

Submission on the impact of the Bill on Western Australia's parliamentary sovereignty and law making powers.

The submission questions the impact of the bill on Western Australia’s sovereignty and law making powers. It also calls for transparency in the distribution of Commonwealth funding into the State Managed Fund (Mental Health) Account.

 

20. Tasmanian Law Handbook Online
CLC/Agency: Hobart Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jane Hutchison
Jurisdiction: TAS Commonwealth
Date Added: 06-02-2013

The Tasmanian Law Handbook (4th Edition) Online.

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