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1. Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver
CLC/Agency: Financial Rights Legal Centre
Contact Person: Drew MacRae
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 12-07-2017

The Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver can help people through the complications, pitfalls and hurdles of car insurance. Click on the Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver button, answer a few simple questions and the Problem Solver will lead you to the actions you should take and provide you with all advice, sample letters, detailed fact sheets you require. Available on your tablet, smart phone or desktop at mva.financialrights.org.au, the Motor Vehicle Accident Problem Solver is accessible any time of the day to help answer some of the most common questions people face when they have an accident and are navigating the tricky insurance terrain.

2. Piano Forte
CLC/Agency: Suncoast Community Legal
Contact Person: Toni Wills
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC
Date Added: 24-03-2017

Piano Forte is an educational theatre project that uses a fictional narrative to provide information about wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney whilst exploring the subtleties of elder abuse. It aims to arm seniors with legal information to help safeguard them from these types of abuse, as well as introduce the legal and support services available to help them.

3. Below the belt
CLC/Agency: Victoria Legal Aid
Contact Person: Community Legal Education
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 09-09-2016

Victoria Legal Aid, in partnership with five legal aid commissions and two community legal centres, developed and released a native Android app called 'Below the belt'. The app was for young people and covered age of consent, consent, cyber-bullying and sexting.

4. Law Music videos
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

Four music clips have been produced from original songs on a legal information CD called Folk Law.

  • ‘Storms’ is a 4-minute animated pop folk song about family violence. It shows in vivid imagery what defines family violence and support services available. 
  • ‘All Together’ is a funk-rap music clip about the history of law in Australia. 
  • ‘Making Law’ is a reggae song about the government system and how law is made and changed.
  • ‘Beat the Rap’ is a rap about our rights and responsibilities with police and courts.
5. 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.

PDF 6. Everyone has Human Rights, Understand Yours!
CLC/Agency: Queensland Advocacy Incorporated
Contact Person: Michelle O'Flynn
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 06-01-2015

This booklet is part of a project that aims to tell people with disability about their human rights. The project also aims to help people to find out if their human rights are being respected. 

"Human rights are the most important rights. Human rights belong to every person. This book tells you about your human rights. Knowing about your human rights is the first step towards having your rights respected."

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
  • Full details | Visit website
8. Pro Bono Legal Services in Family Law and Family Violence
CLC/Agency: Australian Pro Bono Centre
Contact Person: Daniel Jacobs
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 24-02-2014

Despite the fact that more lawyers and law firms are becoming increasingly involved in pro bono service delivery, obtaining pro bono legal assistance in family law matters is very difficult, with many pro bono providers and referral schemes simply not accepting applications for pro bono assistance in family law.

In many areas, this assistance is also difficult to obtain via CLCs and Legal Aid. This Research Report was undertaken to uncover why this is so.

9. 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
10. Pro Bono Partnerships and Models
CLC/Agency: Australian Pro Bono Centre
Contact Person: Daniel Jacobs
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 30-05-2013

'Pro Bono Partnerships and Models: A Practical Guide to What Works' provides practical information on what works well in collaborative pro bono projects.

It provides tips on how to attract pro bono partners and maintain effective partnerships. Detailed case studies illustrate the benefits, challenges and the features of effective projects using all major models of service delivery, and draws on the expertise of a broad range of stakeholders with experience in the delivery of pro bono legal assistance, including law firms of all sizes, pro bono clearinghouses, community legal centres, not-for-profit organisations, barristers, in-house and government lawyers, and law schools.

11. Elephant in your room?
CLC/Agency: Barwon Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Mikala McIntyre or Jillian Chapman
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 08-01-2013

Barwon Community Legal Service took a large fibreglass elephant on a three-month tour of its catchment area to raise awareness about family violence.

It combined the tour with various CLE events over the 90 days (Stop Violence Against Women - Month of Action, White Ribbon Day, Human Rights Day etc).

About the Elephant

She started life in Wodonga in 2009 as a community art project and was produced by a group of women who have survived living with family violence. She has been beautifully decorated in two halves. The left hand side is black and white and depicts the downside of abuse and the devastation it causes to people's lives. The right hand side is colourful and depicts the upside and joy...

12. Social Justice Opportunities
CLC/Agency: National Pro Bono Resource Centre
Contact Person: Daniel Jacobs
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 08-05-2012

Social Justice Opportunities is the first national social justice careers and volunteering resource that lets you know about all the opportunities in one easy to access guide, with opportunities both within and outside university, and at every stage from being a first year student, through to PLT and graduate positions.

This project comprises a 20-page booklet and a website. The project is also on Twitter and Facebook. The booklet is primarily distributed through law career fairs and events.

13. What's the law?
CLC/Agency: National Legal Aid and Australian Legal Aid Commissions
Contact Person: Kenton Molloy
Jurisdiction: ACT WA NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 05-03-2012

What's the law? has been developed by legal aid commissions for use in the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). AMEP provide 510 hours of free English language classes to newly arrived migrants and refugees.

The kit can also be used in other classroom and community settings.

The kit features a DVD that is based on the concept in Getting to know the law in my new country, created by Footscray CLC in 2009-10 for AMEP classes in Victoria.

The kit features a series of 10 audio visual stories and activities that reflect legal issues commonly experienced by new arrivals. The stories are drawn from real case studies. The kit also includes activity sheets for students and answer sheets for educators, as well as tip...

14. Tricks of the Legal Trade
CLC/Agency: Streetlaw
Contact Person: Amy Kilpatrick
Jurisdiction: ACT
Date Added: 01-08-2011

A three-part series introduces non-legally trained workers in organisations to legal systems and how to spot legal issues.

15. Sustainability in the Murray Darling Basin
CLC/Agency: Environment Defenders Office (Vic.)
Contact Person: Nicola Rivers
Jurisdiction: ACT NSW QLD SA VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 01-08-2011

The EDO has assisted environment groups, community groups, and individuals to understand and engage in the complex legal discussions around the development of the Murray Darling Basin Plan. The EDO has also drafted numerous law reform submissions and appeared before Parliamentary Committees to advocate for and improve understanding of a legal structure that supports sustainable water use in the Basin.

In April 2012 the EDO released a legal analysis of whether the draft Basin Plan complies with the Water Act (follow link below).

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