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Incorporation in ACTLawHbk
and . What is incorporation? Incorporation is a form of registration that gives a group legal advantages in return for accepting certain responsibilities. Incorp...
Heritage in ACTLawHbk
and . What is heritage? Heritage is generally understood to be unique places and objects that are valued by a community or cultural group that possess historic, r...
NoiseIssues in ACTLawHbk
and . Noise Pollution in the ACT Noise pollution in the ACT is regulated by the Environment Protection Act 1997 and the Environment Protection Regulation 2005. Th...
TreeProtection in ACTLawHbk
and . Which trees are protected? Significant trees in the ACT urban environment are identified and protected through the Tree Protection Act 2005 (ACT). The Tree ...
ContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and resources and ACT GOVERNMENT AGENCIES Access Canberra Post: Access Canberra, GPO Box 158 Canberra, ACT 2601 Phone: 13 22 81 Website: www.accessc...
ConsumerLaw in ACTLawHbk
Consumer Law , and About the Australian Consumer Law The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) came into force on 1 January 2011. The ACL is found in Schedule 2 of the...
DisabilityContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and Resources and Commonwealth Government Services and Programs Australian Human Rights Commission Investigates and provides conciliation for discrim...
CapacityAndSupportedDecisionMaking in ACTLawHbk
Capacity and Supported Decision Making and Definition of capacity and impaired decision making ability Capacity is generally defined as the ability to make a d...
NationalDisabilityInsuranceScheme in ACTLawHbk
National Disability Insurance Scheme and NDIS overview The main objective of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is to provide all Australians who ...
DisabilityAndTheLaw in ACTLawHbk
Disability and the Law and Disability Overview Defining Disability Disability is defined in several ways in legislation and policy or program documents. The D...
ComcareScheme in ACTLawHbk
ACT Government and Commonwealth Workers Compensation (Comcare Scheme) and . Reading Guide A term (a word or expression) used in legislation can have either its ...
BeginningATenancy in ACTLawHbk
Beginning a Tenancy Contributed by Tenancy Advice Service (a division of Legal Aid ACT) and Peter Christensen and current to March 2020. There are many ways to fi...
IntroductionToRentalHousingInTheACT in ACTLawHbk
Introduction to Rental Housing in the ACT Contributed by Tenancy Advice Service (a division of Legal Aid ACT) and Peter Christensen and current to March 2021. In...
ResourcesandLinks in ACTLawHbk
Resources and Links and . The Tenancy Advice Service (A Division of Legal Aid ACT) has a number of resources available on its website. Standard Lease Agreement ...
GoingToTheACTCivilAndAdministrativeTribunal in ACTLawHbk
Going to the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) and . General Information The ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT) is an independent body set ...
EndingATenancy in ACTLawHbk
Ending a Tenancy and . Ending a tenancy and breaking a lease The Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (ACT) ('the Act') permits a tenant to leave a tenancy in various...
DuringATenancy in ACTLawHbk
During a Tenancy Contributed by Peter Christensen and Tenancy Advice Service (a division of Legal Aid ACT) and current to March 2021. Access and Privacy A tenant...
PrisonersAndCommunityCorrectionsContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and Resources and . There are a range of services available to detainees once they are released from the AMC. Some of these services include: * Abori...
CommunityCorrections in ACTLawHbk
Community Corrections and . As discussed in the Sentencing section, courts can impose a prison sentence or a range of non custodial penalties (that is, they do n...
ParoleAndOnReleaseFromPrison in ACTLawHbk
Parole and . For most sentences that are at least one year long, a detainee may apply to be released on parole at the end of their non parole period (for example...
OffencesCommittedInPrison in ACTLawHbk
Offences Committed in Prison and . Detainees are entitled to the protection of the law just like everybody else. If a detainee believes that an offence has been ...
LifeInPrison in ACTLawHbk
Life in Prison and . Types of Detainees There are two types of detainees held in the AMC. * Sentenced detainees are those who have been sentenced to serve a ...
ACTLawHandbook in ACTLawHbk
Australian Capital Territory Law Handbook Introduction to the Legal System * Purpose of the ACT Law Handbook * Our Legal System * What is the Role of Go...
MakingAComplaint in ACTLawHbk
Making a Complaint and . Information on making a complaint is provided on the ACTCS website and in the Corrections Management (Detainee Requests and Complaints) ...
AboriginalAndTorresStraitIslanderSpecificProgramsAndServices in ACTLawHbk
As outlined in the Corrections Management (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Detainee and Offender) Policy 2018, ACTCS is committed to addressing the over rep...
RehabilitationServices in ACTLawHbk
The Correction Programs Unit facilitates programs at the AMC and the community corrections programs in Canberra. Additional programs are facilitated by internal a...
IntroductionAndLegalFrameworks in ACTLawHbk
Prison and Community Corrections and . Introduction The ACT opened its first prison – the Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) in 2009. Before that, all people s...
WarrumbulCircleSentencingCourt in ACTLawHbk
The Warrumbul Circle Sentencing Court is a specialist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sentencing court that exists as part of the ACT Children’s Court (whic...
SentencingInTheChildrenSCourt in ACTLawHbk
Criminal proceedings involving children are generally heard in the Children’s Court. This is the name given to the Magistrates Court when it hears criminal cases ...
WhatOrdersCanACourtMake in ACTLawHbk
What orders can a court make? and . Section 9 of the Sentencing Act sets out the penalties that a court can impose for an offence in the ACT. The following discu...
DrugAndAlcoholSentencingList in ACTLawHbk
See also Drug and Alcohol Treatment Order above. The ACT Supreme Court has a sentencing option for people whose drug and alcohol use has contributed to their offe...
HowTheCourtDecidesOnASentence in ACTLawHbk
How the court decides on a sentence and . In deciding on the appropriate penalty that meets the various purposes of punishment, a sentencing magistrate or judge ...
TheSentencingProcess in ACTLawHbk
The sentencing process and . The sentencing process can only commence once a person has pleaded guilty or been found guilty of an offence. Before this, a person ...
IntroductionToSentencing in ACTLawHbk
Introduction and . A sentence is a penalty imposed on someone for an offence of which they have been found guilty or to which they have pleaded guilty. Sentencin...
ComplaintsAndCompensation in ACTLawHbk
Complaints and Compensation and Complaints and Whistleblowing There may be occasions where you consider that your treatment has not been appropriate or that yo...
HealthLawContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and Resources and Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has a wide vari...
PalliativeAndEndOfLifeCare in ACTLawHbk
End of Life and Palliative Care and Introduction The whole question of how individual patients, carers, care organisations and governments deal with the way li...
Surrogacy in ACTLawHbk
Surrogacy And Health Law and Sometimes couples are unable to conceive and give birth to their own children. This situation may be because a woman either has no ...
Abortion in ACTLawHbk
Abortion and Historically, abortion has been considered to be a crime and has been regulated by the criminal law. In 1969, the case of R v Davidson 1969 VR 66...
AccessToMedicalRecordsAndConfidentiality in ACTLawHbk
Access to Medical Records and Confidentiality and One of the patient rights in the Australian Charter of Healthcare Right is the right to privacy and confidenti...
PoliceInterrogation in ACTLawHbk
Police Interrogation and Police powers and responsibilities in relation to the interrogation of suspects is governed by the provisions of the Commonwealth Crime...
Bail in ACTLawHbk
Bail and All matters concerning the granting or refusal of bail by an authorised officer or by a court in the ACT are governed by the Bail Act 1992 (''Bail Act'...
ForensicProcedures in ACTLawHbk
Forensic Procedures and . Introduction There are strict rules in place to govern the obtaining and use of what is called forensic evidence from suspects, that i...
PoliceStopAndSearchPowers in ACTLawHbk
Police Stop and Search Powers and . Power to stop and search people These powers are governed by the ACT Crimes Act 1900 (''Crimes Act''). In the ACT a police o...
PoliceArrest in ACTLawHbk
Arrest and The power to arrest In the ACT the power of arrest is regulated by Part 10 (headed Criminal Investigation) of the Crimes Act 1900 (''Crimes Act''). ...
HumanRightsContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and resources and . Obtaining Legal Advice A list of law firms is available from the ACT Law Society: https://www.actlawsociety.asn.au/. In addition, a...
FurtherHumanRightsProtection in ACTLawHbk
Further human rights protection and . Complaints to the Australian Human Rights Commission The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) can investigate complai...
TheACTHumanRightsAct in ACTLawHbk
The ACT Human Rights Act and . Introduction The Human Rights Act 2004 (ACT) (HR Act) commenced on 1 July 2004. It provides a framework for the protection of hum...
IntroductionToHealthLaw in ACTLawHbk
Introduction to Health Law and Health law involves a broad range of issues. Regulation of health practitioners, public health issues, patient rights, monitoring...
PatientRights in ACTLawHbk
Patient rights and As a patient of a health practitioner, you have rights which must be given to you when you have any contact with the health care system, whet...
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