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ChildAbduction in ACTLawHbk
Child Abduction Child abduction is a very important, confronting and often publicised aspect of family law. It routinely is discussed by the media in cases where ...
CopyrightAndIntellectualPropertyContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Legalaid ACT Postal Address: GPO Box 512 Canberra ACT 2601 Reception: (02) 6243 3411 Fax: (02) 6243 3423 Email: legalaid@legalaidact.org.au Australian Copyright ...
HowToDealWithInfringement in ACTLawHbk
How to deal with infringement and If your copyright and/or moral rights have been infringed, there are a number of steps that you can take before taking the mat...
MoralRights in ACTLawHbk
Moral Rights and As well as copyright, creators also have moral rights in their creations. What are moral rights? Moral rights are the reputational rights of t...
Copyrightexceptions in ACTLawHbk
Copyright Exceptions and There are a number of exceptions to copyright infringement in the Copyright Act. If an exception applies to your use of the copyright m...
Infringementofcopyright in ACTLawHbk
Infringement of copyright and How is copyright infringed? Copyright is infringed when the whole or a substantial part of a work is used in one of the ways cont...
Copyrightpermissions in ACTLawHbk
Copyright Permissions and If you wish to use the whole or a substantial part of another person’s copyright material in any of the ways listed in Copyright Owner...
Copyrightownerrights in ACTLawHbk
Copyright Owner Rights and Copyright owners have a number of exclusive rights over their material (see s 31 for works and ss 85 – 88 for other subject matter). ...
Howlongdoescopyrightlast in ACTLawHbk
How long does copyright last? and Works For literary, artistic, dramatic and musical works, copyright will generally last for the life of the creator plus 70 y...
WhoGetsCopyright in ACTLawHbk
Who gets copyright? and The general rule under the Copyright Act is that copyright will belong to the person who created the copyright material (s 35 for works ...
WhatIsNotProtectedByCopyright in ACTLawHbk
What is not protected by copyright? and Courts have held that copyright does not protect ideas, concepts, styles, techniques, facts or information. For example,...
HowDoYouGetCopyright in ACTLawHbk
How do you get copyright? and Copyright is free and automatically applies the moment you create something original and express it in ‘material form’ (e.g. paint...
WhatDoesCopyrightProtect in ACTLawHbk
What does copyright protect? and The Copyright Act sets out eight categories of copyright protected materials. These can be divided into two broad categories: ...
WhatIsCopyright in ACTLawHbk
What is copyright? and Copyright is a legal concept that protects creative work. By granting this protection, copyright creates an incentive for people to inves...
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...
PurposeOfTheActLawHandbook in ACTLawHbk
The Purpose of the ACT Law Handbook and We all need to know about the law at some point in our lives. The ACT Law Handbook has been written by academics, lawyer...
FamilyLawContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Where to get help and Legal Help Legal Aid ACT Anyone can seek free help from Legal Aid’s duty lawyers: At the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia ...
Adoption in ACTLawHbk
Adoption in the Australian Capital Territory Introduction Adoption provides a new, permanent family to a child who for various reasons cannot live with their bir...
MarriageAndDivorce in ACTLawHbk
Marriage and Divorce and What does this section cover? This section covers what is a valid marriage, recognition of overseas marriages and getting divorced. Th...
ChildSupport in ACTLawHbk
Child Support and What does this section cover? Following a separation, parents will often have to deal with child support in some way. This can be through an ...
PropertyDivisionAndFinancialSupportAfterSeparation in ACTLawHbk
Property Division and Financial Support after separation and What does this section cover? How the law approaches property division, time limits that apply, sp...
ChildrenParentingAfterSeparation in ACTLawHbk
Children – parenting after separation and What does this section cover? This section covers the law and approach in deciding where and with whom children shoul...
OurLegalSystem in ACTLawHbk
Our Legal System and This chapter explains the basics of the Australian legal system. It aims to provide a background understanding of the Australian legal syst...
GoingToFamilyLawCourt in ACTLawHbk
Going to Court and What does this section cover? This section covers court proceedings and procedures in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia and ...
ComingToAnAgreement in ACTLawHbk
Coming to an Agreement and What does this section cover? This section provides information for people who have reached an agreement after separation about prop...
FamilyViolenceAndChildAbuseInTheFamilyLawSystem in ACTLawHbk
Family Violence and Child Abuse in the Family Law System and What does this section cover? This section covers how the family law system deals with family viol...
WhatIsFamilyLaw in ACTLawHbk
What is ‘family law’? and What does this section cover? A brief overview of the family law system, including Family Dispute Resolution, Family Courts and what ...
FamilyViolenceAndPPOUsefulContacts in ACTLawHbk
Useful Contacts and Legal Aid Legal Aid ACT provides free advice and help about Family Violence Orders, Personal and Workplace Protection Orders. You can call ...
PersonalProtectionOrders in ACTLawHbk
Personal Protection Orders and Workplace Protection Orders and What is personal violence? According to the Personal Violence Act 2016 (ACT) section 8, personal...
FamilyViolenceOrders in ACTLawHbk
Family Violence Orders and What is family violence? Family violence is a pattern of abusive behaviour that happens in many different ways. In general, it invol...
ConsumerAndContractsContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and Resources and CARE Phone: (02) 6143 0044 Website: https://www.carefcs.org/consumer law centre Address: Ground floor, 19 23 Moore Street, Turner 26...
ContractLaw in ACTLawHbk
Contract Law , and The information contained in this part is a very brief overview of contract law as it can apply to the purchase of goods and services. There ...
HelpAndRemedies in ACTLawHbk
Help and remedies , and Self help In the first instance a consumer should raise their complaint with the trader concerned. The trader may concede the complaint...
GeneralProtections in ACTLawHbk
General Protections , and Unconscionable conduct The doctrine of unconscionability is an equitable doctrine based on the general law. This doctrine is incorpor...
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...
RelevantWorkHealthAndSafetyLegislation in ACTLawHbk
Relevant Work Health and Safety Legislation and . Commonwealth Legislation Mutual Recognition Act 1992 (Cth) Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (...
WorkHealthAndSafetyContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and Resources and . Social Media Access Canberra Vimeo Healthier Work Twitter WorkSafe Twitter Publications Australian work health and safety strat...
Compliance in ACTLawHbk
Compliance and . Inspectors can issue notices to enforce immediate compliance with obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011. They can also impose pe...
RightsAndResponsibilitiesInWorkHealthAndSafety in ACTLawHbk
Rights and Responsibilities in Work Health and Safety and . The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 imposes safety duties on all people at a workplace including: ...
WorkSafeACT in ACTLawHbk
WorkSafe ACT and . Work Health and Safety Commissioner Ms Jacqueline Agius is ACT Work Health and Safety Commissioner and Director of Workplace Protection Divis...
IntroductionToWorkHealthAndSafety in ACTLawHbk
Introduction and . WorkSafe ACT is a regulatory body and a business unit within the Workplace Protection Division of Access Canberra that forms part the Chief Mi...
ACTPrivateWorkersCompensationScheme in ACTLawHbk
ACT Workers Compensation Scheme and . Work related injury Workers Compensation can be claimed for an injury that arises out of or in the course of, employment. ...
WillsEstatesAndFuneralsContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and Resources and . . Contacts Commonwealth Government * ATOlaw: the ATO Legal Data Base https://www.ato.gov.au/law/#Law * Australian Financial ...
WillsEstatesAndFuneralsGlossary in ACTLawHbk
Glossary of Legal Words Used and . . Administration and Probate Act means the Administration and Probate Act 1929 (ACT). Administrator a person appointed...
FuneralsBurialAndCremationInTheACT in ACTLawHbk
Funerals, Burial and Cremation in the ACT and . . Procedure before the Funeral General Duty to Report Death Section 77(1) of the Coroners Act 1997 imposes a du...
ObtainingAGrantOfRepresentationSomePracticalTips in ACTLawHbk
Obtaining a Grant of Representation – Some Practical Tips and . . Small Estates Simplified procedures for taking out a grant exist for estates valued under $150...
TheHowtoOfAdministeringEstates in ACTLawHbk
Administering A Deceased Estate and . . Introduction to the Task of Administration The law relating to estates is primarily governed by the Administration and P...
IntestacyDyingWithoutAWill in ACTLawHbk
Intestacy: Dying Without A Will and . . How is the Estate Divided? The basic principle of intestacy is that when a person dies without a will, or leaving a will...
ContestingAWill in ACTLawHbk
Contesting a Will and . . There are several ways in which a will may be contested. In each case you should consult a solicitor. Is the Will valid? A court may d...
Wills in ACTLawHbk
Wills and . . What is a Will? The law concerning wills in the ACT is contained in the Wills Act 1968 (ACT). A will is a document in which a person (called the ‘...
PuttingYourHouseInOrderPracticalSteps in ACTLawHbk
Getting Your Estate In Order – Some Practical Steps and . . In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes – Benjamin Franklin, in a le...
SuccessionLaw in ACTLawHbk
Will and Estates and . . In this chapter we will explore the nature of wills and deceased estates in the Australian Capital Territory. It is intended to be a use...
GovernmentDecisionsContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Other Resources ACT Ombudsman General Tel: (02) 6276 3773 or 61 2 6276 0111 for international calls (if you are a non English speaking person, call the Translati...
ComplainingAboutACTGovernmentDecisionMaking in ACTLawHbk
Complaining about ACT Government Decision Making , and The ACT Ombudsman an overview The ACT Ombudsman is an independent and impartial officer appointed to i...
ComplainingAboutCthGovernmentDecisionMaking in ACTLawHbk
Complaining about Commonwealth Decision Making , and The Commonwealth Ombudsman an overview The Commonwealth Ombudsman is an independent and impartial statut...
ChallengingAdministrativeDecisions in ACTLawHbk
Challenging administrative decisions , and Challenging administrative decisions an overview The "administrative decisions" that are referred to in this chapt...
CareAndProtection in ACTLawHbk
Care and Protection and A Starting Point It is a given that all children have the right to be safe and receive care and support. According to the United Nation...
AccidentsAndCompensationContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and Resources and . Legal Aid ACT Legal Aid ACT may be able to provide limited duty assistance in relation to compensation, criminal injuries or accid...
NegligenceAndInjury in ACTLawHbk
Negligence and Injury and . Key legislation in the ACT 1 Civil Law (Wrongs) Act 2002 1 Domestic Animals Act 2000 1 Limitation Act 1985 1 Victims of ...
DebtorHarassment in ACTLawHbk
Debtor harassment , and A debt collector may become involved in the process if a debtor has been unable to reach agreement to pay debts with the original credito...
DebtContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and resources and Consumer Law Centre of the ACT Tel: (02) 6143 0044 Monday to Friday 9am 5pm http://www.carefcs.org/consumer law centre act.html C...
MortgageDefaults in ACTLawHbk
Mortgage Defaults and . The Land Titles Act 1925 (“LTA”) deals with mortgages including the exercise of the power of sale of mortgagees (i.e. lenders). This is a...
MakingADebtorPay in ACTLawHbk
Making a debtor pay Based on the ACTLAF Factsheet entitled 'A Guide to Dealing with Judgment Debt', and . A debtor should be aware that he/she could be liable to...
DebtRecoveryInTheACT in ACTLawHbk
Debt recovery in the ACT , and If demands for payment do not succeed, court or tribunal action may be the only other option available to the creditor seeking to ...
PossibleGroundsToDisputeLiability in ACTLawHbk
Possible grounds to dispute liability , and Before paying any debt, a debtor should be sure they are legally liable for it. Some possible grounds of disputing l...
DemandsForPayment in ACTLawHbk
Demands for payment , and . "Letters of Demand" was contributed by Mary Hawkins, DCLS, for the NT Law Handbook. A debtor who is in arrears on payments (meaning, s...
IntroductionToDebt in ACTLawHbk
Introduction to Debt , and A debt exists when one person (the debtor) owes money to another (the creditor). Unpaid electricity or telephone bills, school fees, ...
BankruptcyContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and Resources , and Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) Post: GPO Box 821, Canberra ACT 2601Telephone: 1300 364 785Website: www.afsa.gov.au...
AlternativesToBankruptcy in ACTLawHbk
Alternatives To Bankruptcy , and Other agreements under the Bankruptcy Act Part IX debt agreements Under Part IX of the Bankruptcy Act, a debtor can enter int...
EndingBankruptcy in ACTLawHbk
Ending Bankruptcy , and When does bankruptcy end? Automatic discharge Bankruptcy usually lasts for three years after the date the bankrupt files the statement...
EnteringBankruptcy in ACTLawHbk
Entering Bankruptcy , and Process of going bankrupt A debtor must first commit an ‘act of bankruptcy’ (see s 40 of the Bankruptcy Act) to be declared bankrupt....
BankruptcyAndDebt in ACTLawHbk
Bankruptcy and Debt , and The effect of bankruptcy on debts After bankruptcy a bankrupt is released from most 'provable' debts. A bankrupt is however not relea...
BankruptcyAndIncome in ACTLawHbk
Bankruptcy and Income , and What happens to the bankrupt's income? Contributions to trustee Bankrupts who earn above a certain amount must make some payments ...
BankruptcyAndProperty in ACTLawHbk
Bankruptcy and Property , and What happens to the bankrupt's property? Divisible property Property that can be taken by the trustee is called divisible proper...
WhatIsBankruptcy in ACTLawHbk
What is Bankruptcy? , and Bankruptcy is a method that enables some control to be taken over a debtor's affairs, so that their financial disaster can be brought ...
CriminalRecords in ACTLawHbk
What is a Criminal Record A criminal record is an official record of a conviction against your name, and is stored in the Australian national criminal database. I...
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 ...
MentalHealthResourcesandContacts in ACTLawHbk
Resources and Contacts and . If you or someone you know needs immediate help Call Triple Zero (000) if there is a life threatening situation which requires the...
EmergencyApprehensionAndDetention in ACTLawHbk
Emergency Apprehension and Detention and . If there are immediate and serious concerns about a person’s mental health and wellbeing, a person can be brought into...
MentalHealthOrders in ACTLawHbk
Mental Health Orders What are Mental Health Orders? and . A Mental Health Order is a legally binding order made by ACAT under the Act requiring a person to rece...
VoluntaryTreatmentCareAndSupport in ACTLawHbk
Voluntary treatment, care and support and . As discussed in the previous section, the main purpose of the Act is to provide a legal framework for the authorisati...
MakingDecisionsAboutMentalHealthTreatmentCareAndSupport in ACTLawHbk
Making decisions about mental health treatment, care and support and . The Mental Health Act 2015 affirms the right of everyone to be actively involved in their ...
ImportantConcepts in ACTLawHbk
Important Concepts and . The Act contains a number of concepts and phrases which have a specific and sometimes unusual definition. To understand how the Act work...
ContextAimsAndPrinciples in ACTLawHbk
Context, aims and principles and . Some history and context Every Australian state and territory has its own mental health legislation. The ACT’s mental health ...
IntroductiontoMentalHealthLaw in ACTLawHbk
Introduction to Mental Health Law and . This chapter provides an overview of mental health law in the ACT. Much of the law about mental health revolves around th...
UsefulContacts in ACTLawHbk
Contacts and Resources and ACT Law Society CanberraTel: (02) 6274 0300Email: mail@actlawsociety.asn.auWebsite: https://www.actlawsociety.asn.au Aboriginal Leg...
WhereToFindLegalHelpInTheACT in ACTLawHbk
Where to find legal help in the ACT and There are plenty of situations where you may need legal advice. Examples of these situations include: * If your landl...
LearningMoreAboutTheLaw in ACTLawHbk
Learning More About the Law and You can find out about the law from a variety of resources, including libraries, law reports, legislation and popular culture. ...
ChangingTheLaw in ACTLawHbk
Changing the Law and Changing the law is not an activity exclusively reserved for parliamentarians and judges. The Australian Law Reform Commission and communit...
DifferentAreasOfLaw in ACTLawHbk
Different areas of the law and Australian law can be private or public. Private laws applies to individuals and their dealings with each other. Public law conce...
CourtsAndTribunals in ACTLawHbk
Courts and Tribunals and Courts and tribunals both exist to resolve legal disputes, however, both do so in different ways. Courts are staffed by judges and magi...
WhatIsTheRoleOfCourtsInMakingAndEnforcingTheLaw in ACTLawHbk
What is the role of the Courts in making and enforcing the law? and Judge made law The Courts make and enforce the law every time they hear a case and are requ...
WhatIsTheRoleOfGovernmentInMakingAndEnforcingTheLaw in ACTLawHbk
What is the role of the government in making and enforcing the law? and All levels of government in Australia have a role in making and enforcing the law. Maki...
NeighboursAndSafety in ACTLawHbk
Neighbours and Safety and If you are feeling threatened by your neighbour’s behaviour, you can apply for a Personal Protection Order (PPO). Refer to Personal Pr...
NeighboursContactsAndResources in ACTLawHbk
Neighbours and Neighbourhood Disputes Contacts and Resources and Canberra Community Law Level 1, 21 Barry DriveTurner ACT 2612Tel: 02 6218 7977Website: http:...
PublicHousingNeighbourhoodDisputes in ACTLawHbk
Public Housing Neighbourhood Disputes and How do I make a complaint? If you live in public housing property and have a conflict with a neighbour also living in...
UnitTitlePropertyStrataAndNeighbourhoodDisputes in ACTLawHbk
Unit Title Property (Strata) and Neighbourhood Disputes and What is unit title? Most flats, apartments, units or townhouses are held under unit title, or strat...
BuildingAndRenovations in ACTLawHbk
Building and Renovations and Home owners who want to build or renovate their property have to comply with the ACT Building Code. The building code contains prov...
NeighboursPrivacy in ACTLawHbk
Privacy and Can my neighbour look into my house? There is no legal right to privacy which prevents your neighbour from looking over the fence or listening to c...
Parking in ACTLawHbk
Parking and General Information Your neighbour is not allowed to park on your driveway or property. They may be trespassing if they continue to park on your pr...
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