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1. The Blurred Borders Project
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid WA
Contact Person: Jane Stewart
Jurisdiction: WA NT
Date Added: 14-12-2018

Many culturally connected Aboriginal communities span the Northern Territory/Western Australia border. Different laws apply on each side of the border, which can create confusion about the law for local Aboriginal people. The aim of Blurred Borders is to produce resource kits for legal and community service providers working with Aboriginal people in the NT/WA cross-border region. The resource kits use visual art and storytelling to help explain, in a culturally accessible way, the key legal concepts around bail and the criminal process, and family violence. These resources are also helpful for non-Aboriginal people and have been used with CALD individuals and those with cognitive impairments.

2. Bingo for Patients
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 22-12-2016

An interactive 'bingo' style presentation to help patients identify legal issues and link them to legal help (building on the 'Legal Lingo Bingo' tool developed by Eastern CLC). This is an ongoing project, delivered monthly to patients in collaboration with a local hospital.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Talking Fact Sheet Project
CLC/Agency: Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)
Contact Person: Kate Finlayson
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 09-02-2016

Small groups of Aboriginal and Torres Strait young people in various communities are provided with basic film-making skills to enable them to devise, film and produce short films about legal issues that affect them in their communities, which are then distributed online through their networks.

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. Preparing for Court
CLC/Agency: Victoria Law Foundation
Contact Person: Elisa Berg
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 01-12-2014

Taking court action to sort out a legal issue should be your last resort. But if you have to go to court, it is a good idea to know what to expect. We have information here that will help you through the process.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. Alcohol Management Plans Review
CLC/Agency: Junkuri Laka Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Dr Berry Zondag
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 28-01-2014

Mornington Island has been subject to alcohol management plans (AMP) since 2003. In 2008 the conditions were varied to a "zero carriage limit", meaning a total prohibition on alcohol.

The assumption underlying this policy was that removal of alcohol would also remove all social ills associated with alcohol abuse.

However, due to the surge in illegally made alcohol (homebrew) the actual effect is that alcohol abuse has not in fact decreased at all.

A review of AMP's was introduced in 2012. Junkuri Laka CLC is closely associated with the Community Justice Group on Mornington, an agency with prime responsibility in the review under QLD legislation. The CLC will play a vital role in the review process.

12. Services Directory for Drug and Alcohol Users
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Fabiola Superina
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 10-09-2013

Fitzroy Legal Service is proud to announce the updated Services Directory for Drug and Alcohol Users.

The website provides comprehensive information for drug and alcohol users, as well as a directory of service providers in Victoria.

The service directory is also a valuable resource for people working with clients who have drug and alcohol problems.

The directory is also easily printable for those who require a hard copy.

Fitzroy Legal Service hopes that the site will empower people to make informed decisions about their own health, welfare and treatment options.

13. In their Words
Contact Person: Louis Schetzer
Jurisdiction: NSW Commonwealth
Date Added: 23-08-2013

This project presents a series of short videos in which StreetCare members talk about their experiences. The stories reflect the diversity of homelessness in NSW and point to the benefits of involving homeless consumers in advocacy, training and service design.

14. Girls Gotta Know
Contact Person: Susan Fahey
Jurisdiction: TAS
Date Added: 25-07-2013

Girls Gotta Know is both an app and a website that have been produced by the Women's Legal Service Tasmania to take legal knowledge and deliver it in a simple, easy to understand and up-to-date format to the young women of Tasmania.

15. 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.

16. 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.

PDF 17. Legal Lingo Bingo
CLC/Agency: Eastern Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Amy Johnstone
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 03-05-2012

This interactive game explores a range of common legal issues through a variation of the traditional bingo format. Players match picture squares to their playing sheet while the facilitator explains each one, giving examples of problems that could arise and services available (see example playing sheet attached).

As with the traditional format, a player matching five squares in a row calls ‘Legal Lingo Bingo!’ and wins a small prize.

ECLC has run Legal Lingo Bingo at a range of recent CLE sessions including English as a Second Language classes, Indigenous communities, groups of young people and even our Centre AGM.

In meeting the needs of various communities, the contents of the playing sheet has been ...

18. The Repair Kit
CLC/Agency: Redfern Legal Centre: Inner Sydney Tenantsí Advice and Advocacy Service
Contact Person: Phoenix van Dyke
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 06-03-2012

A handy guide for public tenants to get Housing NSW to do repairs.

19. The Boarders and Lodgers Legal Information Kit
CLC/Agency: Redfern Legal Centre: Inner Sydney Tenantsí Advice and Advocacy Service
Contact Person: Phoenix van Dyke
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 01-03-2012

This kit is intended as a general outline of the various laws that cover boarders and lodgers in NSW. It explains different ways to resolve legal problems.

20. The Law Gives All Patients These Rights
CLC/Agency: Mental Health Legal Centre
Contact Person: Fiona Seymour
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 21-12-2011

A list of rights the law provides to all patients.

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