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1. Blue Card system review
Contact Person: Dr Berry Zondag
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 07-02-2017

People in remote indigenous communities experience barriers entering into the workforce as a result of the Working with Children legislation. The reason is that much of the available work is with government agencies and NGO's and it is in the social services area, where "Blue Cards" are a typical job requirement. People in indigenous communities tend to have significantly more substantial criminal records than the average "mainstream" individual. The strict Blue Card regime is therefore often a barrier in obtaining work. The CLC with our local member of parliament to amend the legislation by introducing a community specific Blue Card.

2. Community Law Toolkit
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Contact Person: John Jablonka
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 31-01-2017

The Community Law toolkit is for service providers, lawyers and community leaders working with Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities. The kit was created in 2015-16 as part of a project to understand and respond to legal education needs of Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities and increase access to and understanding of the Northern Territory (NT) legal system.

3. 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 ...

4. Social Media, Cyberbullying and Sexting
CLC/Agency: Murray Mallee Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Allie Collyer
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 09-01-2017

In conjunction with Victoria Police, MMCLS held a community information night focussed on intervention orders and family violence. The session delivered by MMCLS focussed on social media, cyber-bullying and sexting as these had been flagged by VicPol as local issues which were related to intervention orders.

5. The Queensland Law Handbook Online
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 06-01-2017

The Queensland Law Handbook online is a comprehensive, plain-English legal resource designed to help you deal with your legal problems.

6. Child protection: the law, our services and how to access legal help for your clients
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-01-2017

Presented by Legal Aid Queensland on 15 September 2016. This child protection webinar outlines: • what is child protection law, basic concepts of the child protection jurisdiction • Childrens Court of Queensland procedure • recent changes to child protection legislation • how to help clients access their legal rights through Legal Aid Queensland.

7. Cycle of Violence - Family Violence Resource Kit
CLC/Agency: ARDS Aboriginal Corporation
Contact Person: David Suttle
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 21-12-2016

This resource kit aims to improve Yolŋu understanding of the dynamics of family violence using a unique metaphor developed in partnership with Yolŋu – traditional knowledge about the cycle of the seasons. The resources encourage people to reflect on what action they can take to keep their children and families safe. They will be of benefit to Yolŋu workers and services more broadly when they are working with Yolŋu. The CD contains a series of radio plays describing each phase of the cycle of violence. The poster is a large laminated A1 size perfect for group settings and provides a visual representation of this, with icons of people, fauna, flora and atmospheric phenomenon according to the Yolngu cycle of season...

8. The Plain English Legal Dictionary
CLC/Agency: ARDS Aboriginal Corporation
Contact Person: Howard Amery
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 21-12-2016

This Legal Dictionary contains over 300 legal terms explained in plain English. This vital resource helps lawyers, police, judges and other legal staff to communicate with Indigenous people who do not speak English as a first language. The plain English descriptions provide meaningful and clear ways to discuss complex legal topics.

9. ‘THIEF’ Mock Trial
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 24-11-2016

We ran a mock trial for year 11-12 students at Geelong Court House.

10. Legal Health Check POP UP shops!
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 24-11-2016

To celebrate Law Week this year we were out in our community offering free legal health checks and a shot in our blizzard machine to win instant prizes. A legal health check is a conversation starter to help people identify their legal problems and get help. There was an opportunity for community members to have a one–on–one chat with a legal professional and also take away resources to read at home. We ran six successful days of events in three locations, spending time at Bellarine Village in Newcomb, Colac Woolworths and Market Square in Geelong and spoke to over 1200 people.

11. Understanding the youth justice system – what community workers need to know
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 11-10-2016

Legal Aid Queensland held a free webinar for community workers on ‘Understanding the youth justice system – what community workers need to know.’

12. Below the belt
CLC/Agency: Victoria Legal Aid
Contact Person: Community Legal Education
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 09-09-2016

Victoria Legal Aid, in partnership with five legal aid commissions and two community legal centres, developed and released a native Android app called 'Below the belt'. The app was for young people and covered age of consent, consent, cyber-bullying and sexting.

13. Young people
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 22-07-2016

Legal rights for young people - poster.

14. Youth wallet card
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 22-07-2016

Youth wallet card.

15. LAQ's service promise to children and young people
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 22-07-2016

Legal Aid Queensland's service promise to children and young people.

16. Young people (young male)
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 22-07-2016

Poster for young people.

17. Guys Gotta Know
CLC/Agency: Women's Legal Service Tasmania
Contact Person: Kim Woolley
Jurisdiction: TAS
Date Added: 19-05-2016

A plain English, modern and relevant website for young Tasmanian men seeking information about issues relevant to them, both legal and non-legal.

18. What is an Independent Children's Lawyer? (ICL)
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 06-05-2016

The Independent Children’s Lawyer will present information to the court about your child’s welfare and views.

19. What happens when your parents go to court? For children
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 06-05-2016

A judge will help your parents make decisions about what’s best for you.

20. What happens when your parents go to court? For teenagers
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid QLD
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 06-05-2016

A judge will help your parents make decisions about what’s best for you.

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