Useful Links related to the law in Australia and New Zealand

Useful Links related to the law in Australia and New Zealand

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Public Interest Advocacy Centre

PIAC tackles difficult social problems that impact on the lives of many Australians. We conduct test cases and strategic litigation in the public interest and provide legal assistance, policy advice and training to create positive change to the lives of people who are disadvantaged and marginalised. Issues we address include: homelessness; access for people with disability to basic services; access to energy and water for low-income and vulnerable consumers; Indigenous disadvantage; discrimination against people with mental health conditions; the proper exercise of police power; the rights of people in detention; government accountability. Level 5, 175 Liverpool Street Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia P 61 2 8898 6500 F 61 2 8898 6555


Plain Legal Language + Simplification + Legal Design -> Smart List

1️⃣the use of 👍plain language + 2️⃣layering away 🧩complexity (⬇️drill down into the 🔎details) + 3️⃣🎯aiding interpretation via visual aids =⛳️

Grants of probate or administration for small estates | The Supreme Court of Victoria

The Small Estates Officer and Registrar of the Magistrates' Court only deal with applications for basic grants of representation. They cannot provide assistance in contentious or doubtful applications. In all cases, proof that establishes the identity and right or relationship of an applicant is required. Fees apply for these services.


Personal Guarantees [Love + Loans] -> Smart List

So you are being asked to sign a Personal Guarantee... Remember the old adage the only things you can guarantee are death and taxes... + B careful: A PG is something else + it could go pear-shaped!


Verification of Identity (VOI) [Authentic or Fake] ➲ Smart List

Who are you with whom I have to deal? is the fundamental question formulated by Jeremy Bentham in 1843. In this age of fake news + ID theft answering this question with confidence is fundamental!

How do I know if my small business is covered by the Privacy Act?

Generally speaking, most small businesses will not have to comply with the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). However, there are exceptions. If you are unsure this Checklist can help!

Check Your Credit Report & History | Free My Credit File

Manage Your Credit File And Protect One Of Your Most Important Assets. Get A Free Copy Of Your Credit File & Monitor Your Credit Reputation Now!

Front Page - Justinian: Australian legal magazine. News on lawyers and the law

Australia's most revered and disturbing law journal. News, opinion & gossip on court cases, lawyer misconduct.

Legal updates Archives - Law Society Journal

Parliament has determined whistleblowers need additional protection. However, the proposed Bill provides only limited protection of disclosures to third parties. By GRANT HANSEN.

What is the rule of law?

The “rule of law” is a popular but vague term. It’s one of those terms that lawyers and politicians tend to use so much it has almost become meaningless. Thi...

Australian Legal Sector Alliance - Home

The Australian Legal Sector Alliance (AusLSA) is an industry-led association working collaboratively to promote best practice sustainability commitments and performance across the legal sector. AusLSA's sustainability framework includes sustainable and inclusive workplaces, community support, environmental conservation and responsible governance.

High Court of Australia

Visitors on Sunday can wander around the building and enter the main courtroom where a Court Guide will explain the history, functions and contemporary role of the High Court.

NSW Society for Computers and the Law

We bring together lawyers and information technologists in all sectors of business - private practice, corporations and government.


Legal + Business Podcasts -> Smart List

Leading Legal + Business Podcasts + Videos to help you navigate the perpetually shifting ocean of change that is #NewLaw


Australian Consumer Law Disputes -> Smart List

From Misleading and Deceptive Conduct to Consumer Guarantees (including B2B for purchases less than $40k) -> this curated smartlist will help you understand the basics of Australian Consumer Law (ACL)


Solvency challenges -> Smart List

Insolvency, Safe Harbour Provisions, Bankruptcy, Part X - Personal Insolvency Agreement, Part IX - Debt Agreements, etc.


Australian Law Reform -> Smart List

Learn about current investigations + submissions related to Australian Law Reform.


Leaving Legacy: Estate Planning + Will Disputes -> Smart List

Digital Assets, CryptoCurrency, PPSR, Binding Death Nominations, Health Directives; there is much to consider when putting your affairs in order!

Free Australian Legal Resources

These pages provide links to free online sources for Australian legislation, case law, gazettes, secondary sources, law reform and treaties.


Civil Litigation -> Smart List

Includes reported Court Judgements where the parties could not reach a settlement and Blue Ocean Law Group℠ have acted for our clients in the ensuing Civil Litigation.

James Ford, Sydney Lawyer: Book Online

James Ford is a Lawyer with Blue Ocean Law Group in Sydney, NSW 2000. See Reviews and Book Online Instantly.

Digital Life: The Law Playing Catch-Up

What happens to a person’s digital assets after they die or become incapacitated.


Justin Sprogis is an award-winning (truly!) lawyer and author of the book 'The Following Does Not Constitute Legal Advice'. Justin helps readers learn how they can use the law to their advantage, like getting out of a speeding ticket or marrying a cousin. No lawyers required.

'Data is a fingerprint': why you aren't as anonymous as you think online

So-called ‘anonymous’ data can be easily used to identify everything from our medical records to purchase histories

BarNet Jade - Find recent Australian legal decisions, judgments, case summaries for legal professionals (Judgments And Decisions Enhanced)

Staying up to date with the latest decisions of Australian and International Courts and Tribunals and Australian legislation has never been easier. JADE takes online legal research to a whole new level.

The new data retention law seriously invades our privacy – and it's time we took action

Australia’s data retention law is one of the most comprehensive and intrusive data collection schemes in the Western world, and should be challenged.

Australasian Legal Information Institute

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII), a joint facility of UTS and UNSW Faculties of Law.

Law and Justice Foundation - Judgments and Courts

Judgments and Courts This area provides links to Commonwealth, State and Territory court and tribunal judgments, home pages and related material. Commonwealth Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia World - courts and case law [AustLII] British and Irish Legal Information Institute [BAILII] Canadian Legal Information Institute [CanLII]

eClosure Money - eClosure

Find lost or forgotten deposits and shares of a deceased relative. Apply for eClosure Money.


Links to Pro Bono (Free) Legal Assistance in Australia

When you can't afford a lawyer these links to legal assistance organisations their publications can help.

Law and Justice Foundation - Legislation and Parliament

Legislation and Parliament This area provides links to the full text of Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation, parliamentary material, international treaties and the laws of other countries. Link to Federal, State and Territory government home pages. Commonwealth Australian Capital Territory New South Wales Northern Territory Queensland South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia Australian Territories Australian Law Online [Attorney-General's Dept] Australian Treaties library [AustLII] World - legislation [WorldLII] British and Irish Legal Information Institute [BAILII] Canadian Legal Information Institute [CanLII]

eClosure Online - eClosure

Close or memorialise the online accounts of the deceased Free Service Close or memorialise social network accounts Close email accounts Close PayPal and eBay accounts.

Actions for recovery of land: the Court of Appeal on constructive trusts and limitation periods | CommBar Matters

Where seeking to recover land on the basis of a constructive trust arising from proprietary estoppel, when does that constructive trust arise? Does it arise when a court makes a declaration to its effect, or when the relevant cause of action accrues? And when should the court consider a lesser remedy instead of declaring a trust?

eClosure Wishes - eClosure

A will covers how you’d like the tangible assets that you own (money, house, car, etc.) distributed after you pass away, but in the current day, so much that we own is intangible. eClosure Wishes is like a FREE will for your digital assets.


New South Wales [NSW] Law -> Smart List

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