PIAC tackles difficult social problems that impact on the lives of many Australians. We conduct test cases and strategic litigation in the public interest and provide legal assistance, policy advice and training to create positive change to the lives of people who are disadvantaged and marginalised. Issues we address include: homelessness; access for people with disability to basic services; access to energy and water for low-income and vulnerable consumers; Indigenous disadvantage; discrimination against people with mental health conditions; the proper exercise of police power; the rights of people in detention; government accountability. Level 5, 175 Liverpool Street Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia P 61 2 8898 6500 F 61 2 8898 6555
Making the law more affordable, accessible and understandable: 1. the use of plain language 2. layering away complexity (drill down into the details) 3. aiding interpretation via visual aids =⛳️
The Small Estates Officer and Registrar of the Magistrates' Court only deal with applications for basic grants of representation. They cannot provide assistance in contentious or doubtful applications. In all cases, proof that establishes the identity and right or relationship of an applicant is required. Fees apply for these services.
So you are being asked to sign a Personal Guarantee... Remember the old adage the only thing you can guarantee are death and taxes... B careful: A PG is something else it could go pear-shaped!
Who are you with whom I have to deal? is the fundamental question formulated by Jeremy Bentham in 1843. In this age of fake news + ID theft answering this question with confidence is fundamental!
Generally speaking, most small businesses will not have to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). However, there are exceptions. If you are unsure this Checklist can help!
Parliament has determined whistleblowers need additional protection. However, the proposed Bill provides only limited protection of disclosures to third parties. By GRANT HANSEN.
The Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) is an industry-led association working collaboratively to promote best practice sustainability commitments and performance across the legal sector. AusLSA's sustainability framework includes sustainable and inclusive workplaces, community support, environmental conservation and responsible governance.
From Misleading and Deceptive Conduct to Consumer Guarantees (including B2B for purchases less than $40k) -> this curated smartlist will help you understand the basics of Australian Consumer Law (ACL)
Digital Assets, CryptoCurrency, PPSR, Binding Death Nominations, Health Directives; there is much to consider when putting your affairs in order!
Justin Sprogis is an award-winning (truly!) lawyer and author of the book 'The Following Does Not Constitute Legal Advice'. Justin helps readers learn how they can use the law to their advantage, like getting out of a speeding ticket or marrying a cousin. No lawyers required.
Staying up to date with the latest decisions of Australian and International Courts and Tribunals and Australian legislation has never been easier. JADE takes online legal research to a whole new level.
Australia’s data retention law is one of the most comprehensive and intrusive data collection schemes in the Western world, and should be challenged.
Judgments and Courts This area provides links to Commonwealth, State and Territory court and tribunal judgments, home pages and related material. Commonwealth Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia World - courts and case law [AustLII] British and Irish Legal Information Institute [BAILII] Canadian Legal Information Institute [CanLII]
Legislation and Parliament This area provides links to the full text of Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation, parliamentary material, international treaties and the laws of other countries. Link to Federal, State and Territory government home pages. Commonwealth Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Australian Territories Australian Law Online [Attorney-General's Dept] Australian Treaties library [AustLII] World - legislation [WorldLII] British and Irish Legal Information Institute [BAILII] Canadian Legal Information Institute [CanLII]
Where seeking to recover land on the basis of a constructive trust arising from proprietary estoppel, when does that constructive trust arise? Does it arise when a court makes a declaration to its effect, or when the relevant cause of action accrues? And when should the court consider a lesser remedy instead of declaring a trust?
A will covers how you’d like the tangible assets that you own (money, house, car, etc.) distributed after you pass away, but in the current day, so much that we own is intangible. eClosure Wishes is like a FREE will for your digital assets.