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Pinpoint - Check for Related Legal Issues helps identify other legal and social issues that may also be affecting somebody seeking legal advice on another more immediate issue.
350 Queen St
Melbourne Vic 3000
GPO Box 4380
Melbourne Vic 3001
Phone: (03) 9269 0234
Country callers: 1800 677 402
6 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy 3065
24 HOUR SERVicE
Phone: (03) 9419 3888
Toll Free: 1800 064 865
Fax: (03) 9419 6024
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Police 000 or contact your local police station
The Ombudsman provides free, impartial, informal and timely resolution of complaints to promote fairness, openness and good public administration. There are separate officers for matters concerning the State of Victoria and for those relating to the Federal Government.
The Ombudsman can assist you with your complaint about the administrative actions of a government agency or authority, or local government council.
There are also bodies appointed to resolve disputes within particular Industries, Departments or particular areas of concern.
Telephone: 1300 364 277 (cost of a local call)
When you call this number, you will automatically be directed to the nearest RAV centre.
Victoria's community legal centres provide free legal information and advice to more than 100,000 Victorians every year. They also deliver community legal education and conduct law reform and social justice campaigns. They are committed to the principles of human rights, social justice, equity and community participation.
3rd Floor, 43 Hardware St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Advice & information: 03 9642 0877
Toll Free: 1800 133 302
TTY 03 96420334
Fax: 03 9642 0232
The Foundation has removed the online publications from its web site.
In its place they have a carousel of brochures - mainly drawn from legal aid or government web sites.
A major event can affect different aspects of a person’s life. The most immediate legal issue can sometimes overshadow other legal or social issues simmering beneath the surface. Early recognition of these issues will help a person take better control of their situation.
The Fitzroy Legal Service in Victoria has assmebled the excellent Law4Community Tool. This helps workers and individuals consider other legal and social issues that may be affecting your client. There are eleven categories in this section. Each category has a series of questions that will help prompt you to consider issues that may be underlying the initial event. Click on a question to find out more about an issue and the legal and community services available.
To start, simply choose a category from this list that best captures the main legal issue or presenting problem: