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 Can I get legal aid? (animated video) Can I get legal aid? (animated video)

Do you have questions about grants of legal aid? Watch our new animated video to find out more.

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 How can Legal Aid NSW help me? (animated video) How can Legal Aid NSW help me? (animated video)

Legal Aid NSW can help in lots of ways. Watch our new animated video to find out how.

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2019 Publications Catalogue 2019 Publications Catalogue

A catalogue of free Legal Aid NSW online and print publications.

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Being a guardian for a child or young person - Facts for carers Being a guardian for a child or young person - Facts for carers

This brochure explains what to do if you want to become a guardian for a child or young person in your care, including information about FACS requirements, the suitability assessment and support payments.

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COVID-19: Centrelink COVID-19: Centrelink

In response to COVID-19 the Australian Government has made changes to support individuals and families who have lost work or income. The changes mean that some people will be able to access Centrelink payments who were not able. Centrelink have made it quicker for people who have lost work or income to access some payments. This factsheet will give you information about the changes.

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COVID-19: Guardianship and Mental Health COVID-19: Guardianship and Mental Health

You may be worried or confused about how COVID-19 will affect you and your everyday life. Sometimes a crisis can make legal problems worse or new problems might develop. This factsheet outlines what to do if you are detained in a hospital under the Mental Health Act, and how Legal Aid can help you.

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COVID-19: Housing - Evictions COVID-19: Housing - Evictions

You may be worried or confused about how COVID-19 will affect you and your everyday life. Sometimes a crisis can make legal problems worse or new problems might develop. This factsheet has information about housing issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, including eviction, breaking a lease, social housing and homelessness.

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COVID-19: Public health orders – what do I need to know? COVID-19: Public health orders – what do I need to know?

The NSW Government has issued public health orders to limit the spread of COVID-19. The orders have been issued under the Public Health Act. The police have powers to give fines to people who don’t follow the new orders. This factsheet tells you what the orders say you must do, what fines you could get and what to do if you get a fine. #WDO

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COVID-19: Understanding COVID-19 restrictions COVID-19: Understanding COVID-19 restrictions

COVID-19 restrictions are in place - which means you must stay home unless you have a resonable excuse. This factsheet outlines what the COVID-19 restrictions are and what the restrictions mean for you.

Disability Support Pension - Free Legal Advice Disability Support Pension - Free Legal Advice

This brochure has information on how to claim a disability support pension and what information you must supply to Centrelink.

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Disability Support Pension and Overseas Travel Disability Support Pension and Overseas Travel

New rules that started in 2012 make it harder to get the Disability Support Pension. You might not get DSP again if your payment is cancelled while you are overseas. This brochure explains what to do if you are on the Disability Support Pension and want to travel overseas.

Discrimination toolkit Discrimination toolkit

Your guide to making a discrimination complaint. The kit is available in Braille at the Association of Blind Citizens' Library and the State Library.

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Free legal advice and assistance with Centrelink problems Free legal advice and assistance with Centrelink problems

Centrelink - Free legal advice

Have you been involuntarily admitted to a hospital? Have you been involuntarily admitted to a hospital?

Find out your rights and where to get help if you have been involuntarily admitted to hospital under the Mental Health Act 2007.

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How can I bring my refugee family here How can I bring my refugee family here

This booklet outlines in plain language the steps required to bring family members to Australia through the Australian Government’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program. Also available in Arabic, Dari/Farsi and Assyrian.

Legal Aid NSW application form (General) Legal Aid NSW application form (General)

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Mental Health Advocacy Service – advice about mental health matters Mental Health Advocacy Service – advice about mental health matters

This brochure outlines how this Legal Aid NSW service can provide legal advice and assistance about mental health law.

Not happy with a National Disability Insurance Scheme decision?  Not happy with a National Disability Insurance Scheme decision?

This brochure outlines the steps you can take to challenge an NDIS decision you are not happy with.

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Stop. Think. Protect. (P) Stop. Think. Protect. (P)

One of three posters designed for sexual assault services, health services, medical records departments and community organisations to promote awareness of the Sexual Assault Communications Privilege Service and privacy rules restricting the disclosure of sensitive therapeutic records in court proceedings.

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What is a Section 32? What is a Section 32?

THIS BROCHURE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO LAWYERS. It has been designed to assist CRIMINAL LAWYERS when they are providing legal advice to clients about making a section 32 application under the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990

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