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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. LawInfoNT
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Contact Person: Dorothy Fauls
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 27-01-2017

LawInfoNT is a website with plain language information about the law for people in the Northern Territory. You can read, watch, listen or look at information; get information in different languages; and find a legal service near you.

3. 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.

4. Breaking Down Barriers
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 25-05-2016

Many people with disability face multiple complex barriers to accessing the justice system. At this innovative and informative forum, learn to empower your clients and hear from some of the leading experts in disability support services, legal services, the judiciary, social work and more. This full day forum also provides continuing professional development (CPD) points for lawyers and social workers, as well as an excellent opportunity for networking and learning about how to improve access to justice for your clients with disability.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Workplace Rights for Teens
CLC/Agency: Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Simone Butschle
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 31-08-2015

This project aims to inform senior high school students about their rights, entitlements and responsibilities at work. The project was delivered by a solicitor from the Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre (MRCLC) at high schools in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac Regional areas.

The students were informed about modern awards, the National Employment Standards (NES), the duties and obligations owed to an employer, pay, finishing up or termination of employment, unfair dismissal, harassment, discrimination, workplace bullying and where to get assistance.

9. Legal Information for Taxi Drivers
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Ela Stewart
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 06-07-2015

Fitzroy Legal Service provides legal information as part of the 13CABS advanced training for taxi drivers.

The topics covered as part of the 1-hour weekly sessions include:

  • Dealing with police
  • Fines and Infringements
  • Accidents and Insurance
  • Compensation: Workcover and VOCAT
  • Fare Evasion
  • Assault and Sexual Assault
  • Privacy

Copies of the presentations can be obtained via the contact details below.

10. Folk Law CD and Songbook
CLC/Agency: Refugee and Immigration Legal Service (RAILS)
Contact Person: Robert Lachowicz
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 20-04-2015

The CD contains 18 original songs about common legal problems; shopping, renting, credit, buying cars, driving, bulling, police, courts, family violence, work rights, dispute resolution and discrimination. The history of law, democracy, human rights and citizenship are also covered.

The Songbook contains song lyrics and chords for ukulele and guitar plus key information about the law and basic music theory. The songs cover a range popular music styles – reggae, rap, rock, folk, funk, soul, ska, cha cha cha, blues, country, calypso, klezmer, gospel and jazz. The songs can also be read as poems or rapped.

Four music clips have been made.

11. Romgu Dhukarr Dhiyal Australia
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Author: NT LEGAL AID COMMISSION Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 12-03-2015

In 2006, legal services from the Top End of the NT travelled to communities in North Eastern Arnhem Land to provide information about key legal issues in the area and evaluate the unmet legal need in the region. It was identified that community members in the region did not have access to legal education about their rights and responsibilities under the Australian legal system in a language and context they understand.

This DVD was developed in response to that need. The DVD was developed in conjunction with Marthakal Homelands Resource Centre, Duduyngu Pty Ltd, local film makers and clan leaders and filmed at Galiwin'ku. The DVD draws on the existing knowledge of structures of Yolngu law and governance in the region to expl...

12. Employment law fact sheets
CLC/Agency: Darwin Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Saskia Strange
Jurisdiction: NT Commonwealth
Date Added: 26-02-2015

A series of fact sheets covering employment law issues including:

  • Employment rights
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Criminal convictions and employment
  • General protections
  • Workplace harassment and bullying
  • Work Law in Arabic and Tamil

Fact sheets available from the publications link on the DCLS website.

13. Safe Relationships Awareness Project
CLC/Agency: Inner City Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Julie Howes
Jurisdiction: NSW
Date Added: 12-12-2014

LGBTI people escaping domestic violence experience compounded disadvantage and marginalisation, social isolation, and multiple legal issues. They are some of the most vulnerable and at-risk people in the NSW.

This CLE project involved the presentation of CLE sessions and the development of training resources regarding how to identify unsafe relationships and working with vulnerable LGBTIQ clients experiencing and escaping DFV, to workers from mainstream and specialist community and government services.

The CLE sessions ran for three to four hours. The CLE sessions were held in locations where there are known LGBTIQ communities and with partner organisations ranging from DV services, health services, LGBTIQ organisations...

14. 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
15. 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.

16. 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.

17. 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.

18. Small Claims Guide
CLC/Agency: Fair Work Ombudsman
Contact Person: Lyn Barnett
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 25-07-2014

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has produced a suite of online resources on the small claims process, including a guide and six small claims videos. The guide is based on feedback from FWO customers who have utilised the small claims process across different courts and feedback from Fair Work Inspectors and FWO lawyers who have assisted parties understand the small claims process.

The animated videos are designed to assist unrepresented parties to navigate the small claims process. The videos have national application and are not specific to a particular court. They will be uploaded to  They have been tailored to guide the viewer through the small claims process and to cover the following six subject matters:

19. 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.

20. Factsheets for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
CLC/Agency: Refugee Advice and Casework Service
Contact Person: Tanya Jackson-Vaugahan
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 15-08-2013

The Law and Justice Foundation of NSW provided RACS with a grant to design and produce 7 factsheets and a brochure on our services in 6 community languages.

RACS has funded an extra language - Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Tamil, Turkish and Urdu. The factsheets attempt to provide a straightforward explanation of the current processes to apply for a protection visa and family reunion visas.

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