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The Law Handbook is a practical guide to the law in Victoria, updated by over 80 legal experts. It provides free, comprehensive information about the laws that affect Victorians in everyday life. The content on this website is accurate as at 30th June 2014.

Fitzroy Legal Service acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government, particularly the Attorney-General, the Hon. Martin Pakula MP.

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The Law Handbook 2016 is now available for purchase from the Fitzroy Legal Service.

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