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1. Family Law and Family Violence in Australia
CLC/Agency: Fitzroy Legal Service
Contact Person: Jen Ward
Jurisdiction: VIC Commonwealth
Date Added: 05-09-2017

A booklet with information on: What is Family Law in Australia Definitions of Family Violence Family Violence intervention orders, including the role of the police. What happens to children during separation and divorce Helpful contacts for both perpetrators of violence and victims/survivors of family violence Available in: Plain English, Simple English (for low English-literacy levels), Arabic, Chinese (simplified) Dinka, Oromo, Somali and Vietnamese.

2. Self Representation help for asylum seekers in the Fast Track process
CLC/Agency: Refugee Advice and Casework Service
Contact Person: Tanya Jackson-Vaughan
Jurisdiction: Commonwealth
Date Added: 07-08-2017

The project aims to provide targeted advice about a person's individual case. Education sessions, advice and factsheets about the fast track process.

3. 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.

4. Gippsland Legal Assistance Forum
CLC/Agency: Gippsland Legal Service
Contact Person: Bruce Mapperson
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 22-06-2017

Aims of Gippsland Legal Assistance Forum 1. To act as a contact point for legal services assisting disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals in the region; 2. To provide a forum to enable legal services and communities of interest to exchange information and identify local issues requiring support or response; 3. To build the capacity of legal services across the region, and 4. To coordinate the promotion of legal services and the delivery of community legal education across the region. Strategy We will meet these aims by: • Being the recognised central point of legal services in Gippsland. Where possible and appropriate, collating information, research and projects which support the aims of GLAF; • Encouraging organisations to...

5. 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.

6. Consumer leases - what community workers need to know
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 10-03-2017

Legal Aid Queensland held a free webinar for community workers on Consumer leases: what community workers need to know. The session covers: · consumer lease law overview – what law applies? · how to deal with typical leases when they become unaffordable · rental companies – what to do if the contract is unfair · repossession of rental goods – what do consumers need to know? · consumer lease case studies · how to help clients access their legal rights through Legal Aid Queensland’s Consumer Protection team.

7. 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.

8. Blue Card system review
Contact Person: Dr Berry Zondag
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 07-02-2017

People in remote indigenous communities experience barriers entering into the workforce as a result of the Working with Children legislation. The reason is that much of the available work is with government agencies and NGO's and it is in the social services area, where "Blue Cards" are a typical job requirement. People in indigenous communities tend to have significantly more substantial criminal records than the average "mainstream" individual. The strict Blue Card regime is therefore often a barrier in obtaining work. The CLC with our local member of parliament to amend the legislation by introducing a community specific Blue Card.

9. Community Law Toolkit
CLC/Agency: Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Contact Person: John Jablonka
Jurisdiction: NT
Date Added: 31-01-2017

The Community Law toolkit is for service providers, lawyers and community leaders working with Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities. The kit was created in 2015-16 as part of a project to understand and respond to legal education needs of Aboriginal people living in Darwin Aboriginal Communities and increase access to and understanding of the Northern Territory (NT) legal system.

10. 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 ...

11. 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.

12. Firearms and Family Violence
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

In May 2016 St Kilda Legal Service implemented the Family Violence Firearms Project to reduce the risk to a protected person under a family violence invention order , by restricting the perpetrator’s access to firearms. We produced a flier and website.

13. My Care, My Plans Card
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

To celebrate the City of Port Phillip Seniors Festival 2016, in partnership with Alfred Health we produced the My Care Card which which includes important details about who to contact if medical decisions need to be made for you.

14. Youth in Action – Family Violence Hand Out
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

Take the Relationship Quiz St Kilda Legal Service with the Gender Equity Steering Committee, (including the City Of Port Phillip, Stonnington City Council, Women’s Health in the South East and Bentleigh Bayside Community Health) have produced this fantastic handout for young people about Family Violence. Take the Relationship Quiz and find out if his behaviour is OK?

15. Revenge Porn Resource
CLC/Agency: St Kilda Legal Service
Contact Person: Suzan Gencay
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 16-01-2017

Revenge Porn St Kilda Legal Service have produced this resource to inform people of their rights if they’re the victim of revenge porn. Revenge porn is intimate images or videos that have been intentionally distributed without the consent of the individual involved and the distribution of the image is contrary to community standards of acceptable conduct.

16. Aboriginal Wills Clinic
CLC/Agency: Murray Mallee Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Allie Collyer
Jurisdiction: NSW VIC
Date Added: 12-01-2017

A wills clinic was held at the local Aboriginal Coop for local community members. Our service liaised with the coop and did extensive promotion in the local community. The Federation of CLC's had worked hard to assist RRR CLC's with partnering with law forms. Gilbert + Tobin from Sydney provided 2 lawyers pro-bono to deliver an education session and complete instructions for wills and powers of attorney. 15 community members were assisted to complete 45 documents.

17. Social Media, Cyberbullying and Sexting
CLC/Agency: Murray Mallee Community Legal Service
Contact Person: Allie Collyer
Jurisdiction: VIC
Date Added: 09-01-2017

In conjunction with Victoria Police, MMCLS held a community information night focussed on intervention orders and family violence. The session delivered by MMCLS focussed on social media, cyber-bullying and sexting as these had been flagged by VicPol as local issues which were related to intervention orders.

18. 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.

19. Child protection: the law, our services and how to access legal help for your clients
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-01-2017

Presented by Legal Aid Queensland on 15 September 2016. This child protection webinar outlines: • what is child protection law, basic concepts of the child protection jurisdiction • Childrens Court of Queensland procedure • recent changes to child protection legislation • how to help clients access their legal rights through Legal Aid Queensland.

20. Domestic and family violence: Connecting your clients to Legal Aid Queensland’s services
CLC/Agency: Legal Aid Queensland
Contact Person: Katherine Bowden
Jurisdiction: QLD
Date Added: 03-01-2017

Presented by Legal Aid Queensland on 27 May 2016. This webinar provides an overview of Legal Aid Queensland’s services for people experiencing domestic and family violence and includes: • a case study exploring common legal issues experienced by women fleeing domestic violence and how Legal Aid Queensland assists them • Our integrated approach to helping clients experiencing domestic and family violence including: - referral pathways to connect vulnerable people to our services - an overview of our social work services, including court-based assistance - our legal advice, representation and court-based domestic violence duty lawyer services • the Legal Aid Queensland website — domestic violence resources and ...

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