Legal Links

COURTS

Family Court of Australia (responsible for resolving or determining family disputes)

Local Courts (information about going to Court)


GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
Anti-Discrimination Board (investigates and conciliates complaints of discrimination, harassment and vilification)

Australian Law Reform Commission (conducts inquiries into areas of law reform)

Australian Human Rights Commission (investigates discrimination on the grounds of race, colour or ethnic origin, racial vilification , sex, sexual harassment, marital status, pregnancy, or disability)

Legal Aid Offices (locations in NSW)

Victims Services (NSW Government – victims’ support, advice and information)

Department of Social Services (Cth)(responsible for income support, housing policy, community support, disability services, child care services and family issues, including family payments, child support and family relationships)

NSW Department of Family and Community Services (Community Services) (child protection, child care, disaster recovery, grants)

Fair Work Ombudsman (Gives advice and help to understand your workplace rights and responsibilities.)


STATUTES & REGS

Australian Legal Information Institute (a joint facility of UTS and UNSW Faculties of Law)

  LEGAL RESEARCH

Access to Justice Website, Federal Attorney General(provides information on access to justice in the community)

Legal Information Access Centre (access to information about the law through NSW public libraries)

Law Foundation of NSW (seeks to advance the fairness and equity of the justice system, and to improve access to justice, especially for socially and economically disadvantaged people)

 


COMMUNITY LEGAL CENTRES (CLCs)

Australian CLCs (provide legal advice and advocacy, especially for people disadvantaged in their access to justice)

NSW Tenants (CLC that aims to represent the interests of all tenants in NSW)

Immigration Advice & Right Service (IARC) (CLC specialising in immigration law)

Intellectual Disability Rights Service (helps people with an intellectual disability get their rights)

National Welfare Rights Network

Consumer Credit Legal Centre NSW


DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearing House (national resource on issues of domestic violence and family violence)

GENERAL

LawAccess (portal for NSW legal information websites)

LawAssist (Can help you if you have a legal problem in NSW and are representing yourself.  They explain legal procedures and forms for Local Court cases.)

Law Society of NSW (answers to common legal problems, find a lawyer, law for young people, mock trial competition, SCRAM, consumer protection, community referral service, speakers bureau & pro bono scheme)

Path2Home Guide – covering Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and Monaro areas. The App, website and booklets will assist homeless or at risk of homelessness people looking for support agencies, counselling, free showers, toilets, laundry facilities, food banks, free or low cost meals, food parcels or a bed for the night.


GAY & LESBIAN

Lesbians, Gays and the Law (Inner City Legal Centre state wide service giving legal advice to gay and lesbian people)


WOMEN

Women’s Legal Centre (NSW – provision of legal services, law reform and community legal education, particularly for women who are disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances)


YOUTH

Lawstuff (legal information and email advice for people under 18)

The Shopfront Youth Legal Centre (legal service for homeless and disadvantaged young people aged 25 and under)

Child Family Community Australia (part of the National Strategy for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect)

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