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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 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.

4. 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
5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Not-for-profit Law Information Hub
CLC/Agency: Justice Connect
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 25-07-2014

Not-for-profit Law’s website has hundreds of legal information resources for not-for-profit community groups and organisations in all states and territories. Resources are written in simple language and cover a wide range of legal issues,  from starting up through to running an organisation and changing or ending an organisation. Topics include:

  •  Getting started
  • Running the organisation
  •  The people involved
  •  Seeking funds and holding events
  • Communications and advertising
  •  Important agreements
  • Reporting to government
  • Insurance and risk
  • Tax
  • Disputes and conflicts
  • Working with others, and
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8. New Migrant Education Program
CLC/Agency: Legal Services Commission of South Australia
Contact Person: George Hatzirodos
Jurisdiction: SA
Date Added: 07-02-2013

The Legal Services Commission of South Australia provides legal information sessions to all new migrants living in South Australia. Presentation topics include but are not limited to:

  • Legal Advice / Court Systems
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment Law
  • Housing
  • Child Protection
  • Government Departments
  • Family Law
  • Driving /Motor Vehicles
  • Family Violence
  • Discrimination
  • Parenting Rights and Responsibilities, and 
  • Consumer Law. 

LSCSA also provides cultural awareness sessions to service providers on 'tips and traps in working with new migrants'.

The choice of the topic for presentation...

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Not-for-Profit Governance Submission
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 24-05-2012

Submission to the Treasury regarding the Review of Not-for-Profit Governance Arrangements Consultation Paper (Dec 2011).

12. Incorporation training
CLC/Agency: Moreland Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Carmen Tommasi
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-08-2011

Training sessions for local sporting groups

13. Law Handbook - Education Portal
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Centre
Contact Person: Fabiola Superina
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 01-08-2011

A resource for Secondary and TAFE teachers with lessons examining current legal issues, a directory to a range of educational activities offered by the legal profession, and a selection of recommended educational websites.

14. Law Handbook
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Fabiola Superina
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 01-08-2011

The online version of the annual handbook, including fact sheets, services directory and links.

15. Swedish model of prostitution control and possibility of implementation in Victoria
CLC/Agency: Springvale Monash Legal Service
Contact Person: Viviana Cohn
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-08-2011

A student undertook an analysis of the regulatory framework relating to prostitution in Sweden, namely the criminalisation of purchasing sexual services as opposed to selling sexual services. The research discusses the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a similar model in Victoria.

16. Introduction agents - consumer protection
CLC/Agency: Marrickville Legal Centre
Contact Person: Peter Longfield
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 01-08-2011

The project is a law reform and legal policy project to advocate for better protection for consumers in relation to dealings with introductions agents, either by a legislative instrument and the use of standard form contracts, licensing, etc.

17. Law Handbook Online
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Fabiola Superina
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 01-08-2011

The Law Handbook Online is a free online resource for the community to better understand their legal rights on over 90 common legal issues. The website is found at www.lawhandbook.org.au and it is easy to use, has search facilities and is written in plain English. The website also has links and contacts to all community legal centres and community and government services.

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