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Law for the disadvantaged : a community based legal practice : funding submission / Interim Consultative Committee, Western Region Community Legal Centre. Funding submission

by Interim Consultative Committee.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Interim Consultative Committee 1980Description: iv, 52 p.Notes: February, 1980 "Financed by a project implementation grant from the Brotherhood of St Laurence" - preface (i)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Caught in the safety net : the costs of Centrelink debt recovery and prosecution. /

by Hughes, Camilla | Anglicare Tasmania.

Publisher: Hobart, Tas. Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania, 2008Description: 58 p. : ill.Notes: April 2008 Bibliography: p. 56-58Summary: "This report looks at the experiences of Tasmanian Centrelink customers who are in debt to Centrelink. It provides an overview of one state's experience of a decade of changes in social security law, declining legal aid funding and mounting social and economic pressures - such as the 'churning' of the low wage and casual labour market and the growing affordable housing crisis."Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Fitzroy Legal Service : a community legal service. /

by Fitzroy Legal Service.

Publisher: 05/06/2003 10:50:32 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/19/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Catalogue description: The Fitzroy Legal Service has serving its local community since 1972 the service has been involved in a number of community based activities relating to the law, these include offering Legal Advice to citizens, taking part in Law Reform and Community Legal Education and managing Casework. The main areas in which assistance is sought are in criminal matters, family law, motor vehicle accidents, consumer problems, debts, housing, employment and miscellaneous areas including wills, immigration, social security payments, as well as complaints against police, solicitors, governments, etc.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Yarra healing. /

by Catholic Education Office. Archdiocese of Melbourne.

Publisher: 03/19/04 Notes: Description based on contents viewed 03/19/04 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's Description: This site provides links to aboriginal organisations based in Melbourne, covering health services, housing information, community elders services, legal services, education, and child care services.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

JobWatch : employment rights legal centre. /

by JobWatch Inc.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Jobwatch 2009Description: HTML.Notes: URL: '' Checked: 2/06/2009 11:29:23 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Into & out of work School to work INTO AND OUT OF WORK SCHOOL TO WORKSummary: JobWatch JobWatch is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the Victorian Government, and is a member of the Federation of Community Legal Centres. It is an employment rights legal centre which provides assistance to Victorian workers about their rights at work. Some of our functions include: > A free and confidential telephone information and referral service for Victorian workers. > Community legal education, including training, seminars and the production of a variety of publications on employment law and workers' rights. > Representation and assistance for disadvantaged workers through a legal casework practice > Campaign and law reform activity with a view to promoting workplace justice and equity for all Victorian workers.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Practising poverty law. /

by Bothmann, Susan | Gordon, Robert.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Fitzroy Legal Service assisted by the Victoria Law Foundation 1979Description: 202 p.Summary: In late 1977 several members of the Fitzroy Legal Service discussed the idea of establishing an economically self-supporting 'Poverty Law Practice' in Melbourne. That is, a private legal practice that could serve the special needs of the poor, operating independently of any direct government, or other, funding source. As such it could provide the poor with access to a valuable legal resource and develop an alternative approach to the provision of legal aid. The Brotherhood of St Laurence was approached and they agreed to provide funds for a full-scale research project to test the feasibility of such an enterprise. .... [Preface - Extract]Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).
Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

Out of Africa and into court : the legal problems of African refugees. /

by Fraser, Katie | Footscray Community Legal Centre.

Publisher: Footscray, Vic. Footscray Community Legal Centre 2009Description: 60 p.: ill. col. charts, graphs.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: With a preface by the Hon. Michael KirbySummary: This report examines the common legal ; problems that refugees and humanitarian arrivals from Africa are likely to encounter in their first five years after they arrive in Australia, identifies the structural issues that give rise to recurring legal problems and makes recommendations accordingly.Availability: (1)

The law handbook : your practical guide to the law in Victoria /

by Fitzroy Legal Service.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Fitzroy Legal Service 2013 -Summary: Originally conceived as an in-house guide for lawyers dealing with poverty law, The Law Handbook was first published by the Fitzroy Legal Service in 1977 as the Legal Resources Book. It was the first plain English guide to the law in Australia. ; Produced on a shoestring budget, the publication has grown over the years to become a 1000-page book that is the most comprehensive do-it-yourself guide to the law in Victoria. ; From its humble beginnings the Fitzroy Legal Service is very proud to now publish The Law Handbook on the internet - free for all Victorians. The Law Handbook Online is a comprehensive, plain English, web-based legal resource. ; Some of the features of the Law Handbook Online are: ; - its handy search function ; - the thorough legislation and case indexes that are cross-referenced and linked to the content ; - its database of addresses and contact details to relevant legal and non-legal services, many of which contain maps and links to websites ; - its helpful pop-up definitions of legal terms combined with an extensive glossary ; - pop-up boxes advising of the latest law changes and updates and ; - useful cross-references are included throughout the text enabling the reader to link immediately to other relevant parts of the Law Handbook OnlineAvailability: No items available

The steps to family reunion : an initiative to support young refugees needing legal help to bring their families to Australia /

by Soraghan, Kerrie | Victorian Legal Assistance Forum.

Publisher: [Melbourne, Vic.] Victorian Legal Assistance Form 2011Description: 12 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This report recommends young refugees should be given: timely, early information about their legal rights, opportunities for regular collaboration and ongoing dialogue with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and also more access to migration legal advice and assistance through publicly funded legal assistance programs with a social justice focus.Availability: (1)

Family reunion under the humanitarian program : guide for migration agents and volunteers /

by Lachowicz, Robert | Refugee and Immigration Legal Service.

Publisher: West End, Qld. Refugee and Immigration Legal Service 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The guide reflects the law as at 1 March 2011. Always check for legislative changes. This guide is not legal advice.Summary: The guide has been developed for people assisting proposers who are applying to bring family members to Australia under the offshore Humanitarian Program. The guide can be used by registered migration agents giving individual advice and group information sessions; community volunteers assisting in form-filling; and as a self-help kit for those able to prepare their own applicationsAvailability: (1)

Improving the family law system for clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds : A report to the Attorney-General prepared by the Family Law Council /

by Family Law Council.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2012Description: vi, 128 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: February 2012. Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-116).Summary: "This report investigates whether the family law system meets the needs of clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Australia and how the system could be improved. The report describes the family law system in Australia, barriers to access, current programs and initiatives of the family law system, legal literacy programs, service integration strategies, workforce development, flexible service delivery models, and considerations of cultural background in family law. " -- Libraries AustraliaAvailability: (1)

Legal aid in Australia : discussion paper (November 1974). /

by Sackville, Ronald.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. 1974Description: 412 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Review of Victorian Community Legal Centre Funding Program. /

by Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Brotherhood of St Laurence (unpub.) 1997Description: 3 leaves.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 1997.Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

The Boardman case, December 1967 /

by Nairn, Rosemary.

Publisher: 1969Description: 6p.Notes: 30 June 1969Availability: Items available for reference: BSL Archives (1).

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