Publications - Women's Legal Service NSW

Publications

Women’s Legal Service NSW publications and resources are available on-line and in hard copy. WLS NSW also regularly contributes to a range of resources published by other organisations.

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Published by WLS NSW

Women and Family Law

Women and Family Law

This plain-English guide to family law covers a range of topics such as divorce, children, property settlements and AVOs. It is available online, as an eBook in multiple formats and in hard copy.

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Dealing with FaCS – Top Ten Tips

Dealing with FaCS – Top Ten Tips

This resource is designed to help women and families deal with the government services in charge of keeping children safe. The main department with this job is called Family and Community Services, or ‘FaCS’ for short. They used to be called DoCS (Department of Community Services) but their name changed in 2011.

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Sexual Assault: Your rights and the law

Sexual Assault: Your rights and the law

This resource has information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted including: What sexual assault means; Getting medical help and counselling after a sexual assault; Reporting to the police; and Legal process and your rights.

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Our Dream…

Our Dream…

This information booklet is about domestic violence and the law in NSW. It is designed primarily for Aboriginal women but may also be a useful resource for non-Aboriginal service providers.

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GP Toolkit

GP Toolkit

This resource assists doctors to identify and respond to women and children experiencing domestic violence.

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Ask LOIS factsheets

Ask LOIS factsheets

Each fortnight Ask LOIS presents free webinars (online workshops) on legal topics relevant to DV workers, hosted by solicitors and experts across the field. Each webinar is accompanied by a summary factsheet which can be downloaded. There is now an extensive library of factsheets on a range of issues.

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Published by Other Organisations

ReCharge: Women’s Technology Safety

ReCharge: Women’s Technology Safety

ReCharge is a national resource to support women experiencing technology-facilitated domestic violence and those assisting them.

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The Law Handbook

The Law Handbook

This practical guide to the law in New South Wales covers a range of legal topics. WLS NSW wrote or contributed to several chapters including; Aboriginal people and the law, Domestic violence, Family law and Sexual offences.

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Just a piece of paper?

Just a piece of paper?

This practical guide is intended to help people who already have an AVO for their protection. Covers LGBTIQ relationships, what is an AVO, how do AVOs work, what is a breach, how to report a breach, role of the police, AVOs and children, varying or revoking your AVO, AVOs and family law, AVOs and immigration, what to do to stay safe.

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Girls Gotta Know

Girls Gotta Know

A legal information website for young women covering relationships, partying and trouble, housing and renting, employment, money and extras. Published by the Women’s Legal Service Tasmania.

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Hot Topics 87: Domestic Violence

Hot Topics 87: Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is one of the most widespread human rights abuses in Australia and globally. Each week in Australia a woman loses her life to domestic homicide. This issue looks at the prevalence of domestic violence and the legal framework that deals with offenders and victims, which includes AVOs, the court process and other legal issues that relate to DV.

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Living Without Violence Toolkit

Living Without Violence Toolkit

The toolkit is a series of information sheets, designed for people in NSW who have experienced domestic violence and are in the process of separating, or have recently separated from their partner.

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Brochures and Cards about WLS NSW services

Women’s Legal Service NSW Brochure

Women’s Legal Service NSW Brochure

This is a informational pamphlet with Telephone Legal Advice Line contact numbers for Women’s Legal Service NSW.

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Women’s Legal Service NSW Brochures in 10 Community Languages

Women’s Legal Service NSW Brochures in 10 Community Languages

This is a pamphlet with information about Women’s Legal Service NSW including the types of matters WLS will provide legal advice on and telephone advice line contact numbers.

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Working Women’s Legal Service Postcards and Posters

Working Women’s Legal Service Postcards and Posters

Postcards and Posters for the new Working Women’s Legal Service, which provides free legal advice for women who have experienced sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination or discrimination because of their family responsibilities.

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Women’s Legal Service NSW Wallet Card

Women’s Legal Service NSW Wallet Card

This is a folding card with contact details and numbers for the Telephone Legal Advice Lines and Outreach Advice Clinics for Women’s Legal Service NSW.

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Domestic Violence Legal Service Wallet Card

Domestic Violence Legal Service Wallet Card

This is a folding card with contact details and numbers for the Domestic Violence Legal Service.

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Indigenous Women’s Legal Program Wallet Card

Indigenous Women’s Legal Program Wallet Card

This is a folding card with contact details and numbers for Women’s Legal Service NSW Indigenous Women’s Legal Program.

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