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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. The three hurdle race: understanding the eligibility criteria for the Disability Support Pension
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 11-10-2016

This webinar outlines the three sets of criteria clients’ need to meet to be eligible for the Disability Support Pension (DSP). The webinar includes examples of how many eligible clients have their applications for the DPS denied due to insufficient evidence to support their diagnosis, or not meeting all of the required criteria.

4. Bring your bills day
CLC/Agency: Gippsland Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Bruce Mapperson
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 14-01-2016

Gippsland Community Legal Service partnered with a range of organisations to deliver a free advice service to the community in understanding how to deal with their bills, centrelink payments, electricity, gas, water, telephone, etc.

5. Law for Community Workers - 2015 series
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 12-01-2016

During 2015 we rolled out 18 Law for Community Workers free information sessions across the Barwon South West region (Vic). We presented a number of session and also invited guest speakers to present too. Various topics offered eg child support, discrimination, family law, renting law, wills, social security etc.

6. 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.

7. Seniors Legal and Support Service Factsheets
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Seniors Legal And Support Service
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

Caxton has produced a series of eight fact sheet designed to address common legal issues for older people living in Queensland.

  1. Sharing a home with friends or family
  2. Financial gifts and loans
  3. Decision making and power of attorney
  4. Raising money from the family home
  5. Talking about fi...
8. 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.

9. Legal Lingo Bingo for Seniors
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 03-12-2014

Barwon CLS revamped its Legal Lingo Bingo cards to include topics of interests for Seniors (eg wills, powers of attorney, elder abuse) as part of our Seniors Festival events.

10. 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
11. 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.

12. 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.

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. NDIS Education Fact Sheets Project
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Ela Stewart
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 04-12-2013

This project aims to provide practical rights-based education materials for people with disabilities who are accessing, or wanting to access, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

The materials will assist consumers to understand the mechanisms within, and outside of, formal NDIS processes whereby their rights can be enabled, such as through complaints/grievance mechanisms established as part of the NDIS, and other rights-based regimes such as anti-discrimination law.

Materials are available as Fact Sheets and on a website and include information about further resources and support available to assist consumers pursuing their rights in relation to the NDIS.

15. Legal Health Check Up - What Shape is Your Legal Health In?
CLC/Agency: Women's Legal Service Tasmania
Contact Person: Susan Fahey
Jurisdiction: TAS
Date Added: 12-08-2013

Your physical health is very important, but so is your legal health. This booklet aims to encourage people to take the basic steps in their day-to-day life to help ward off legal nasties and other situations which could otherwise be avoided in order to keep yourself legally "healthy".

Knowing your rights and responsibilities and where to go to get the right advice can be the difference between legal health, and legal disaster.

16. 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.

17. Living without Violence - Domestic Violence Toolkit (WA)
Contact Person: Chantel Cotterell
Jurisdiction: WA
Date Added: 15-02-2013

The 'Living without Violence' toolkit is a series of information sheets for people in WA who have experienced domestic violence and who are in the process of separating or have recently separated from their partner.

The information sheets will be provided by community or legal workers to clients. Practical information is provided about rights in relation to:

  • Checklist and useful contacts 
  • Centrelink and domestic violence 
  • Debt and domestic violence 
  • Fines and domestic violence 
  • Immigration and domestic violence 
  • Divorce and domestic violence 
  • Property and domestic violence 
  • Parenting and domestic viol...
18. Legal Publications
CLC/Agency: Legal Services Commission of South Australia
Contact Person: George Hatzirodos
Jurisdiction: SA
Date Added: 14-02-2013

The Legal Services Commission of South Australia publishes several pamplets, leaflets and cards:

  • Need Legal Help
  • Child Support
  • Adult Child Maintainance
  • Family Law
  • Trees and the Law
  • Strata and Community Title
  • De-facto relationships
  • Debt
  • Intervention Orders
  • Power of Attorney
  • Power of Guardianship
  • Wills
  • Family Law Conferencing
  • Workers' rights
  • Drink Driving
  • Going to Court
  • Maintainance
  • Noisy Neighbours
  • Police
  • Same sex relationships etc
19. 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.

20. Income Management in the Northern Territory
CLC/Agency: Darwin Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Shelley Eder
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 23-01-2013

A practical 18 page guide assisting service providers and individuals to better understand the implications of Income Management.

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