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About this book

Welcome to the 2020 edition of The Law Handbook, published by the Fitzroy Legal Service. The Law Handbook contains a […]

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Last updated: February 18, 2020

Commonwealth Ombudsman

The Commonwealth Ombudsman is an independent and impartial statutory official who can investigate government actions generally as well as the […]

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Entry to Australia: visas

Overview of visas Non-citizens entering Australia are required to have visas, which are permits that can allow either temporary or […]

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Medical treatment

A person responsible for a person with disability may consent to the carrying out of any medical or dental treatment, […]

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How to get out of a car deal

This section describes some strategies for cancelling or withdrawing from a car sale contract. Basic strategy In getting out of […]

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During the tenancy

Tenants must pay utility bills for gas, water and electricity where there are separate meters. A Breach of Duty Notice […]

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Pawnbrokers

A “pawnbroker” is defined in section 3(1) of the Second-Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 1989 (Vic) (“SHDP Act”) as a person who […]

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Last updated: February 18, 2020

Applying for bail

A person who is held in custody and charged with a crime can apply for bail. A lawyer can advise […]

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Last updated: February 18, 2020