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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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Access to Justice Review

Fitzroy Legal Service provided a submission to the Victorian Government’s Access to Justice Review.  The submission focused on six of […]

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