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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. 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.

3. 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.

4. The Queensland Law Handbook
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 19-12-2014

A plain-English guide to the law.

5. Lawyers Practice Manual of Queensland
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 19-12-2014

A loose-leaf subscription based manual aimed at lawyers.

This product is a narrative guide to the practice and procedure of law in Queensland. This compendium of law assists in achieving better and faster outcomes for practitioners in dealing with a variety of legal issues.

6. 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
7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Talking Justice
CLC/Agency: Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Peter Noble
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 07-04-2014

A weekend series of public conversations around the role of justice in a free society, featuring some of Australia's finest writers and thinkers. Presented and moderated by Professor Martin Krygier.

Program

  • Father Frank Brennan: Asylum seekers; how do we balance fairness, safety and compassion?
  • Simon Breheny: Freedom of speech and the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.
  • Nicholas Cowdery: Is drug law reform less harmful than prohibition? Are there smarter responses to criminal behaviour?
  • Professor Arie Freiberg: Sentencing, parole boards and changing laws for individuals.
  • Debbie Kilroy: Criminal justice; who are the real victims? Anne Manne...
10. Have Your Say
CLC/Agency: EDO NSW
Contact Person: Emily Ryan
Jurisdiction: NSW Commonwealth
Date Added: 03-12-2013

Law and policy has a critical role to play in the sustainable management of the environment and there are many laws and policies aimed at this.

Successful environmental policy depends on good regulation, which in turn requires community engagement. The importance of community engagement and public participation is recognised in many of our environmental laws.

This resource aims to facilitate community engagement in environmental decision-making processes, and by doing so help to achieve the objectives of environmental laws.

This resource lists current and upcoming opportunities to have your say in environmental decision-making processes, and provides practical guidance on how to effectively use these opportunities...

11. Training for Social Justice (Advocacy Skills)
CLC/Agency: Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Contact Person: Sarah Ludowici
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 27-06-2013

This workshop provides participants with the skills to enable them to advocate with confidence and intelligence. They discover tools for effectively incorporating influence, negotiation and media into their advocacy strategy. On completing this one-day course they are ready to launch their strategy into action.

12. Training for Social Justice (Advocacy Strategies)
CLC/Agency: Public Interest Advocacy Centre
Contact Person: Sarah Ludowici
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 27-06-2013

PIAC's workshops help participants learn about the fundamentals of designing highly effective advocacy. Participants get hands on experience developing an advocacy plan during the workshop. They are introduced to essential strategies and knowledge, and discover the power of preparation.

13. Planning Reforms webpage
CLC/Agency: Environmental Defender's Office (NSW)
Contact Person: Emily Ryan
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 12-06-2013

The NSW Government has released A New Planning System for NSW White Paper and draft legislation for public comment. EDO NSW has prepared a briefing note, seminar, and series of videos discussing the proposed changes and how you can get involved.

14. QPILCH Fact Sheets
CLC/Agency: Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House
Contact Person: Tony Woodyatt
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-02-2013

QPILCH has an extensive alphabetical index of more than 70 legal fact sheets, with topics ranging from Alternative Dispute Resolution to Court Etiquette to the Residential Tenancies Database. It is an invaluable resource for community lawyers practicing in Queensland.

15. 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.

16. Tree Disputes
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-01-2013

A self-help kit about neighbourhood tree disputes.

17. Mining Law in New South Wales: A guide for the community
CLC/Agency: Environmental Defenders Office (NSW)
Contact Person: Emily Ryan
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 12-12-2012

This booklet is a plain-English guide to the law on mining in NSW. The guide is aimed at mining and Coal Seam Gas affected communities and offers landholders a step-by-step legal guide to dealing with mining companies, and understanding their rights and obligations under the law.

EDO NSW has prepared this guide in consultation with the NSW community and key government departments.

This project has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust.

18. Northern Territory Schedule of Limitations
CLC/Agency: Darwin Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Gary O'Sullivan
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 10-07-2012

The NT Schedule of Limitations is a guide for legal practitioners. The NT Schedule of Limitations covers a wide range of areas of the law - everything from personal injury, planning and environment, family law and consumer contracts.

19. Rights on Show
CLC/Agency: Darwin Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Saskia Strange
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 03-07-2012

The Darwin Community Legal Service's Rights on Show is the annual art award and exhibition which focusses on human rights. This much revered art show is now in its 18th year.

The "Homelessness" show received nearly 100 entries in 2011, including entries from remote areas, differently abled groups, students, asylum seekers, accomplished and novice artists alike. All had something to say about being homeless in the Northern Territory.

A myriad of mediums were utilised in 2011, including a giant woven nest, a florally adorned camping tent, mosaics, paper cranes, film, and the People's Choice winner "Cardboard Man", a salute to the "Occupy" movement.

2012 has a series of artist floor talks planned, excursion...

20. Climate Change Act
CLC/Agency: Environment Defenders Office (Vic.)
Contact Person: Elizabeth McKinnon
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 27-04-2012

The EDO worked to improve the design of the Climate Change Act before it was introduced in 2010, and then to prevent the State Government winding it back in 2011-12.

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