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Community Legal Information
Legal Information for the Community information on civil, criminal and family law provided by the Legal Aid Office (Queensland)
Legal Information provided by the NSW Legal Aid Commission
Legal Help provided by the Law Society of NSW
The Law and You provided by the NSW Attorney General’s Department
Legal Aid Western Australia information about common legal problems in the categories “Home and Car”, “Criminal Law” and “Families”
Law For You “plain English legal information”
Redfern Legal Centre Factsheets includes Tenants Rights Factsheets and Credit and Debt Factsheets
Complain On-Line “A new resource for consumers – Lots of links, help and advice. The easiest way to get satisfaction! Complain the easy way!”
Consumer Rights (Office of Fair Trading) although UK-based, this site has much information which is relevant to Australian consumers

Information about On-Line Trading
consumeronline.gov.au“The Commonwealth Government’s One-Stop-Shop for Consumer Protection in Australia”
10 Things to Check before Shopping on the Internet Provided by the Consumer Affairs Division of the Commonwealth Treasury

Information for Business People
Legal Issues Guidefor Small Business provided by the Federal Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business
Small Business – some things you should know provided by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Going into business? provided by the Law Society of NSW

Information for Young People
Lawstuff “the website with a whole bunch of stuff about legal rights for people under 18”, provided by the National Children’s & Youth Law Centre
Legal Info Kit Online provided by the Youth Advocacy Centre (Queensland)
The Law for Young People provided by the Youth and Family Service (Logan City) Inc.
Law for Young People provided by the NSW Law Society
Young People and the Law in Western Australia provided by the Youth Legal Service (WA)
Legal Age of Consent a site which purports to list the legal age of sexual consent for various countries and jurisdictions around the world – please note what the site itself says: “This is not an official guide. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any of the information contained herein.”
The Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Centre (DVIRC) funded by the Department of Human Services, Victoria. Comprises “a statewide resource centre for information about domestic violence and child sexual assault”.

Information for Women
Queensland Government’s Office of Women’s Policy (OWP) Includes information on various social and legal issues of relevence to women
Women’s Information Referral Exchange (Wire) A similar range of information on social and legal issues of relevence to women
TheWomen’s Legal Centre Funded by Legal Aid and Family Services, CommonwealthAttorney-General’s Department; provides free, confidential telephone advice.
The Domestic Violence & Incest Resource Centre (DVIRC) funded by the Department of Human Services, Victoria. Comprises “a statewide resource centre for information about domestic violence and child sexual assault”.

Information for Aged People
Patrick Wilfred Doyle’s Home Page Information about Wills, guardianship, retirement accommodation and other legal issues

Information for Gay and Lesbian People
Gay and Lesbian Rights provided by the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby Inc.
GayLawNet includes “Frequently Asked Questions” in respect of legal issues
Legal Age of Consent a site which purports to list the legal age of sexual consent for various countries and jurisdictions around the world – please note what the site itself says: “This is not an official guide. We do not guarantee the accuracy of any of the information contained herein.”

Information for Dog Owners
Dogs Downunder “news of local laws and legislation likely to affect Australian dog owners”

Links to Other Resources
Community Legal Information (Australia) directory of websites provided by Australian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
Plain English Sites directory of websites provided by Foundation Law
Australian Community Legal Centres Home Page “Community legal centres (CLCs) are independent organisations who provide legal advice and advocacy for a range of individuals and groups in the community, especially those who are on low incomes or otherwise disadvantaged in their access to justice.” This site provides links to CLCs throughout Australia.
The Consumer Gateway a UK site (hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry), providing on-line access to information and advice for consumers, with links to websites containing consumer information and advice from UK Government departments, consumer organisations and others

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