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The Law Handbook 2019

The Law Handbook 2019

By Fitzroy Legal Service

The Law Handbook is a valuable resource for people with many different interests: lawyers, teachers, students, community workers, activists and members of the community with a legal problem.

Access to Justice Administrative Tribunals Aged Persons Arbitration  ATO Child Support Child Welfare Civil Procedure Civil Rights Consumer Law Courts Disabled Persons Drugs Evidence Family Court Guardianship Health Human Rights Judgment Justice Landlord & Tenant Litigation Maintenance (Family) Marriage Native Title Parents Personal Injuries Personal Property Planning Police Powers Practice Management Punishment Residents Wills Women's Rights Workplace Workplace Relations Young Persons 

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    The Law Handbook 2019 is the 41st edition of this remarkable Victorian legal resource.

    The Law Handbook is a comprehensive, plain English guide to the law in Victoria.

    Updated every year by more than 70 legal specialists, this leading guide to the law:

    • Covers more than 90 common legal topics
    • Includes summaries of areas of the law that most affect people in their everyday lives
    • Provides information on emerging legal issues and changes to the law.

    The Law Handbook is a valuable resource for people with many different interests: lawyers, teachers, students, community workers, activists and members of the community with a legal problem.

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    ISBN: 9780959650488

    Published: 2019

    Format: Softcover

  • Table of contents

    1. Understanding our laws and courts

    Where our laws come from
    An introduction to the courts
    Sentencing in the Magistrates’ Court
    The Children’s Court

    2. Getting help

    Legal representation
    Legal aid can help
    Representing yourself in court
    Legal services that can help

    3. Fines, infringements and criminal law

    Fines and infringements
    Drug offences
    Sexual offences
    Sex work
    Arrest, interrogation, search and your rights
    How bail works
    Which court for which crime?
    Imprisonment and prisoner rights
    Understanding criminal records

    4. Relationships, families and young people

    Marriage and divorce
    Parental responsibilities and child support
    Same-sex and de facto couples and families
    Family violence
    Adoption and the law
    Changing your name
    Young people’s rights and responsibilities
    Education and the law

    5. Managing your money

    Dealing with social security
    Are you in debt?
    Understanding bankruptcy
    Financial counselling services
    Taxation
    Superannuation
    Understanding credit and finance
    Mortgages, credit cards and other finance products
    Credit reporting
    Unauthorised transactions and ePayments Code

    6. Houses, communities and the road

    Tenancy
    Buying or selling a house
    Building or renovating a house
    Neighbours and noise
    Owners corporations
    Community organisations
    Buying a car
    Driving offences
    The road law for cyclists and skaters

    7. Consumers, contracts, the internet and copyright

    How contract law works
    Consumer protection laws
    Consumer guarantees
    Taking action as a consumer
    The internet and the law
    Copyright
    Trade marks

    8. Disability, mental illness and the law

    Understanding disability and the law
    Disability: asserting your rights
    Disability and criminal justice
    Physical disability
    Mental illness
    Intellectual disability
    Guardianship and medical treatment
    Understanding powers of attorney

    8. Health, aged care and wills

    Health and the law
    Aged care
    Wills
    Estates
    Funerals

    9. Accidents, insurance and compensation

    Negligence and injury
    Transport accident injuries
    Work injuries
    Insurance
    Motor vehicle accidents and insurance
    Assistance for victims of crime
    Compensation for some legal costs

    10. Rights, activism and fair treatment at work

    Discrimination and human rights
    Defamation and your rights
    Environmental law
    Community activism
    Employment contracts, awards and agreements
    Protection for your rights at work
    Occupational health and safety

    11. Government and the individual

    Immigration and refugees
    Appealing government and administrative decisions
    Taking a problem to an ombudsman
    Privacy and your rights
    Freedom of information law
    Complaints against Victoria Police

    Glossary

    List of cases

    List of legislation

    Index

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