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

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

Published: 
December 2016
What's the law kit cover

About the kit

This is a free education kit about common legal problems that people newly arrived to Australia may encounter.

The kit can be used by teachers, educators and community workers who work with migrants and refugees. It is designed to be used in English classes, but it can easily be used in other community education settings.

The kit includes 14 simple English stories, based on real life experiences, to engage new arrivals and help them:

  • get simple information about common legal issues
  • recognise and avoid legal problems
  • know where to get free legal help if they need it
  • build their English language skills.

What's in the kit

The kit covers the following topics:

Each topic has:

  • a video about common legal problems
  • activity sheets to build students’ comprehension and reinforce key messages
  • answer sheets, including notes for teachers about how to use the kit.

You can order the kit, which includes a DVD of the videos. You can also download all the materials.

Australia's legal system

To present this topic screen the short video Australia's legal system and download:

Buying a car

To present this topic screen the short video Buying a car and download:

Car accident

To present this topic screen the short video Car accident and download:

Centrelink

To present this topic screen the short video Centrelink and download:

Child protection and parenting

To present this topic screen the short video Child protection and parenting and download:

Consumer issues

To present this topic screen the short video Consumer issues and download:

Discrimination

To present this topic screen the short video Discrimination and download:

Driving

To present this topic screen the short video Driving and download:

Employment

To present this topic screen the short video Employment and download:

Family law

To present this topic screen the short video Family law and download:

Family violence

To present this topic screen the short video Family violence and download:

Fines

To present this topic screen the short video Fines and download:

Police

To present this topic screen the short video Police and download:

​Renting

To present this topic screen the short video Renting and download:

Contact us

The Community Legal Education team is available to support you to deliver What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals. Contact:

Community Legal Education
Email: cle@vla.vic.gov.au
Phone: (03) 9269 0234 and ask for Community Legal Education