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1. Sample Letter Generator
CLC/Agency: Financial Rights Legal Centre
Contact Person: Julia Davis
Jurisdiction: NSW Commonwealth
Date Added: 07-03-2017

The new tool is an interactive letter generator that can help consumers, or community workers create professional and legal letters to send to financial service providers like banks, creditors and insurance companies. The tool is designed for consumers to use without assistance, and also for community workers to use with their clients. The insurance-related letters can be used all over Australia, but some of the letters about credit, debt and banking may only be applicable in NSW.

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. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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 6. Submission - Royal Commission into Family Violence
CLC/Agency: Central Highlands Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Glen Ludbrook
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 12-01-2016

Submission by the Centre regarding the impacts of family violence, client and lawyer experiences with the legal process and the need for change.

7. Strike Out Violence Against Women 2015
CLC/Agency: Central Highlands Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Jessica Frost-Camilleri
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 12-01-2016

‘Strike Out’ Violence and Inequality for Women 2015 is a ten pin bowling event designed to have the community bowl over pins throughout the day representing the incidences of family violence women in the state of Victoria have suffered in the previous year. It is designed to coincide with International Women’s Day (IWD) as a means of celebrating women’s achievement whilst remembering the inequalities many still face.

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. CAWLS Website Translation Project
CLC/Agency: Central Australian Women's Legal Service (CAWLS)
Contact Person: Lauren Macaulay
Jurisdiction: NT Commonwealth
Date Added: 05-08-2015

CAWLS received funding from the NT Law Society Public Purposes Trust to translate basic legal information on our website into a range of Indigenous and non-Indigenous languages. The translations are a combination of audio and written content.

10. Factsheet: How to prepare supplement to consent order forms
CLC/Agency: North Queensland Women's Legal Service
Contact Person: Sharell O'Brien
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 03-07-2015

Factsheet on how to prepare supplement to consent order documents.

This guide is intended to assist with meeting the Court’s requirements for filing the documentation.

The factsheet is available from the link below.

PDF 11. Submission to Royal Commission into Family Violence
CLC/Agency: Peninsula Community Legal Centre
Contact Person: Andrea Staunton
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 11-06-2015

In this submission, we shared some of our initiatives aimed at better informing our community about family violence and we touched on research into underlying causes of family violence and experiences of other jurisdictions with lower rates of family violence.

We noted that, in our experience, both the prevalence and severity of family violence have been rising. We also recounted our clients’ stories and experiences to highlight the challenges they faced in navigating inadequate, complex and fragmented systems, which made it difficult for them to feel safe and compounded their distress.

We recommended major reforms to the ‘system’, as well as calling for the underlying causes of family violence to be rec...

12. Talking Justice 2015
CLC/Agency: Loddon Campaspe CLC
Contact Person: Anna Howard
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 18-05-2015

In 2014 Loddon Campaspe CLC held a series of public lectures around issues of justice.

Our speakers came from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. More than 240 people bought tickets to our inaugural event. In 2015 we repeated the event but rescheduled it to coincide with Law Week. More than 370 people attended four sessions held over two days.

Speakers included the Hon. Howard Nathan, Helen Szoke, Professor Mick Dodson AM, Tim Wilson, Lydia Shelly, Rob Stary, Ken Marchingo, Warwick Smith, Eva Cox, Ange Barry, Louise Staley MP and Dr Alessandro Demaio.

Videos will be available shortly.

13. 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.
14. 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.

15. 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.

PDF 16. 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."

17. 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.

18. Lawyers Practice Manual of Queensland
CLC/Agency: Caxton Legal Centre
Contact Person: Camielle Donaghey
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 19-12-2014

A loose-leaf subscription based manual aimed at lawyers.

This product is a narrative guide to the practice and procedure of law in Queensland. This compendium of law assists in achieving better and faster outcomes for practitioners in dealing with a variety of legal issues.

19. Ask Nola
CLC/Agency: North Queensland Women's Legal Service
Contact Person: Sharell O'Brien
Jurisdiction: QLD Commonwealth
Date Added: 28-07-2014

Ask Nola (or North Queensland Online Legal Access) provides free, secure, online legal information for community workers in rural, remote or regional areas of North and Far North Queensland who are responding to women with legal needs. Ask Nola provides community workers with free online education on legal issues such as domestic violence, family law, child protection, victims support and much more. Ask Nola provides access to monthly webinars, resources, case studies and links to legal and community services in North and Far North Queensland (NQ and FNQ).

20. Not-for-profit Law Information Hub
CLC/Agency: Justice Connect
Contact Person: Kate Fazio
Jurisdiction: NSW VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 25-07-2014

The Information Hub is a home for Not-for-profit Law's resources on a range of current legal issues. The site features over 100 plain-English, comprehensive legal fact sheets and guides to help charities and not-for-profits from the establishment phase, through running an organisation, to changing or ending an organisation. Resources include:

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