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The Legal Services Commission (LSC)

Who are they?

This is a service providing legal assistance and advice.

What do they do?

  • Provide lawyers for people who have to present before a court
  • Give free legal advice over the phone or in person
  • Provide lots of information on their website.

Where can I find out more?

Visit: https://lsc.sa.gov.au/
Phone: 1300 366 424

 

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement (ALRM)

Who are they?
ALRM is an independent Aboriginal community-controlled service. ALRM provides free legal services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. ALRM exist to pursue ‘Justice without Prejudice’ for Aboriginal peoples of South Australia.

What do they do?

ALRM provide excellence in legal and community services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to enhance their legal, cultural, political and social rights by:

  • Ensuring SA Aboriginal community members’ legal and cultural needs are met
  • Providing community leadership and representation
  • Pursuing collective rights and self-determination
  • Making sure governments are transparent and held accountable
  • Protecting and promoting the Human and Inherent Rights of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Where can I find out more?
Visit: https://www.alrm.org.au/
Phone: 1800 643 222

 

Fair work SA

Who are they?
Fair Work SA can assist with legal enquiries regarding employment.

What do they do?

  • Advice and support if you have been harassed or bullied at work
  • Resolving if you are not being paid correctly or if you are unfairly dismissed.
  • Fair Work SA can help you understand your rights, and take legal action if need be.

Where can I find out more?

Visit: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/
Or phone: 13 13 94

 

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Who are they?

ACCC provides information about consumer rights. Overall, support and advice for your rights when you buy something.

What do they do?

  • Scams, product safety, advertisement laws, contracts and many other topics related to buying and selling.
  • They also step you through making complaints about products or services that you’ve bought which don’t fulfil consumer law (aka. It isn’t what was advertised, or it’s broken or faulty). 

Where can I find out more?

Visit: https://www.accc.gov.au/
or phone: 1300 302 502

 

 

The South Australian Civil and Administration Tribunal (SACAT)

Who are they?

SACAT assists people in South Australia to resolve issues within specific areas of the law, either through negotiation or through taking the issue to a tribunal hearing.

What do they do?

  • SACAT can assist with lots of disputes and legal orders, and one of the most relevant of these is housing!
  • They can help with ending tenancy disputes, rental disputes, and property damage disputes.

Where can I find out more?

Visit: http://www.sacat.sa.gov.au/
Or phone: 1800 723 767

 

The Office of Guardian for Children and Young People (GCYP)

Who are they?

The Guardian is appointed to advocate for and promote the rights and best interests of children and young people under the guardianship of the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection.

What do they do?

  • GCYP assists young people under 18 who are currently in care or juvenile detention with advice, advocacy (speaking up about something on their behalf) and will make a complaint about an issue they have to ensure the safety of all young people living in care.

Where can I find out more?

Visit: http://www.gcyp.sa.gov.au/
Or phone: (08) 8226 8570


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