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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. Indigenous Knowledge Consultation: Have Your Say (IP Australia policy submission)
CLC/Agency: Arts Law Centre of Australia
Contact Person: Robyn Ayres
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 03-02-2016

ArtsLaw welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the discussion on the adequacy of protocols to manage ‘Indigenous Knowledge’ or ‘Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property’ (ICIP) and the potential for better protection to be achieved through reform of the existing IP legislation.

PDF 5. Cyber Safety in Schools
CLC/Agency: Moonee Valley Legal Service
Contact Person: Brendan Lacota
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 28-08-2015

A set of case studies aimed at high school students with the aim of educating them as to the legal aspects of cyber safety. This includes issues such as sexting and cyber bullying, covering the areas of student's rights and responsibilities, and the implications this conduct under the law.

The presentation is available via the above URL, and a teacher's cheatsheet for the case studies is available for download.

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. Protecting Yourself on Social Media Fact Sheet
CLC/Agency: North Queensland Women's Legal Service
Contact Person: Sharell O'Brien
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 19-12-2014

A fact sheet that provides suggestions on how to protect yourself on social media.

8. 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
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. Naming and shaming
CLC/Agency: Deakin University
Contact Person: Dr Lisa Waller
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-08-2014

This baseline study examines the power of the news media to publically name and shame ordinary people who receive non-convictions for committing minor crimes and highlights inequalities in this process, It also explores concerns about online reporting of these matters leaving 'lasting marks of shame'.

12. Series of Webinars for Queensland women and community workers
CLC/Agency: North Queensland Women's Legal Service
Contact Person: Sharell O'Brien
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 16-07-2014

Series of webinars available including:

  • Legal Implications of Social Media
  • Property Settlement Series - the Four Step Process
  • Domestic Violence Part 1 - Overview of the Application Process
13. Series of Fact Sheets for Queensland women
CLC/Agency: North Queensland Women's Legal Service
Contact Person: Sharell O'Brien
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 16-07-2014

Series of client information Fact Sheets including:

  • Affidavits
  • Best Interests of the Child
  • Caveats
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Exclusive Occupation Orders
  • Domestic Violence under the D& FV Act (Qld)
  • Exclusive Occupation Orders - DV under Family Law Act
  • Parenting Matters
  • Parenting Orders
  • Property - Document Exchange prior to first court date
  • Property Settlement for De Facto couples
  • Property Settlement for married couples
  • Relocation
  • Social Media
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Supervised Contact
14. The trouble with mobile phones
CLC/Agency: Central Coast Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Bronwyn Ambrogetti
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 11-04-2014

Offences that can occur through the improper use of mobile phones - targeted at youth.

15. Sexting & the Law
CLC/Agency: Hunter Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Bronwyn Ambrogetti
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 11-12-2013

This 20 minute presentation was developed for Year 9 students as part of a school welfare day where students were taught about a range of issues including healthy relationships, safe sex, first aid and legal issues relevant to young people. The presentation offers a number of case studies which the students are invited to discuss.

16. Self-Incrimination & Social Media
CLC/Agency: National Children's and Youth Law Centre
Contact Person: Ahram Choi
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC
Date Added: 15-11-2013

This project provides legal information to children and youth about their rights and responsibilities when using social media, with a particular focus on self-incrimination. The NCYLC website "Lawstuff" provides relevant information for each state and territory:

  1. ACT
  2. NSW
  3. NT
  4. QLD
  5. SA
  6. TAS Full details | Visit website
17. Trusted Moments
Contact Person: Ella Pak Poy
Jurisdiction: SA Commonwealth
Date Added: 15-02-2013

The Legal Services Commission has produced Trusted Moments as an early intervention strategy for the prevention of sexual assault.

Trusted Moments faciliates discussion and learning about the law of consent and the importance of respectful relationships. The film also highlights the risks of using mobile phones to take and share sexually explicit or invasive images of young people.

The film is supported by a study guide, fact sheets and group activities for use in classrooms and youth centres.

To view the film, or for more information, please contact the Legal Services Commission's Youth Legal Education Officer on the details below.

18. 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.

19. New Voices/New Laws
CLC/Agency: National Children's Youth Law Centre
Contact Person: Kelly Tallon
Jurisdiction: NSW Commonwealth
Date Added: 16-01-2013

New Voices/New Laws is a partnership project between NCYLC and Children's Legal Service of Legal Aid NSW. It aims to:

  • educate young people about the criminal laws that can apply to sexting and cyber bullying; 
  • encourage young people to voice their opinions on these laws; 
  • amplify their voices and opinions; and 
  • facilitate advocacy for reform of inappropriate criminal laws and penalties.
20. Smart Phones, IT and Social Networking
CLC/Agency: Gippsland Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Kate Windmill
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-10-2012

Picture based presentation on issues relating to smart phones and social networking for VCE students (will suit other ages too). Uses factsheets from NSW Legal Aid as handouts.

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