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Money, debt and fines

Download or order our free fact sheets, booklets and educational resources to help people work out their legal problems.

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Your day in court cover

Your day in court

July 2018

A free booklet for people who are representing themselves in the Magistrates' Court.

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Take Control

Take control

March 2018

This free booklet, published by the Office of the Public Advocate, explains how to make powers of attorney and guardianship and includes the forms.

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Side by side

March 2018

This free booklet, published by the Office of the Public Advocate, for people with disability and people who support people with disability, explains how to appoint a supportive attorney and includes the form.

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Fines: the law, your options

Fines: the law, your options

December 2017

This free booklet will help you understand your options for dealing with fines.

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Law help guide 2018

Law help guide 2018

December 2017

This free guide produced by the Victoria Law Foundation includes information and contact details to help people find free or low-cost legal services, complaint or dispute settlement services and private lawyers.

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Your life, your choice - Planning for your future

August 2017

You have the right to make your own decisions. But, in the future, you might have an accident or illness that means you can't make decisions about your medical care or personal and financial matters. Learn about how you can choose someone now to make these types of decisions for you, if this happens.

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Your life, your choice - Planning for your future by making powers of attorney

August 2017

You have the right to make your own decisions. But, in the future, you might have an accident or illness that means you can't make decisions about your personal and financial matters. This fact sheet explains how you can choose someone now to make these types of decisions for you, if this happens.

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Your life, your choice - Medical treatment decisions

August 2017

You have the right to make your own decisions. But in the future, you might have an accident or illness that means you can't make decisions about you medical treatment. This fact sheet explains different ways you can help your family and doctors know what you want or do not want, if you get sick.

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Your life, your choice - Guardianship and Administration

August 2017

You have the right to make your own decisions. But if you cannot make decisions for yourself, due to disability or illness, and you do not have a power of attorney, you may need a guardian. This fact sheet explains when and how a guardian or administrator may be appointed.

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Your life, your choice

August 2017

This brochure explains different ways you can plan for your future. It includes contact details for the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and Office of the Public Advocate who can help you learn more.

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Learning the law

April 2017

Learning the law is an online suite of tools for secondary specialist school teachers to teach students about fines and driving laws.

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Disagree with a Centrelink decision?

February 2017

This free pamphlet is for people who disagree with a Centrelink decision and want to do something about it.

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What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals (education kit)

December 2016

A free education kit with videos about common legal problems that people newly arrived to Australia may encounter for use in English language classes and in community settings.

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