Migrant Information Legal Education (MILE) Program
The Commission has a specialised program for the provision of legal education to people from new and emerging migrant communities. Since 2004 (initially through the Family Law and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities Project), the Commission has worked with migrant communities to meet their legal educational needs and ensure their access to justice.
We have close working relationships with the Adult Migrant Education Program, Humanitarian Settlement Services and a variety of other organisations working with new and emerging migrant communities.
Legal education workshops can be tailored to meet specific needs and interpreters can be provided.
Workshops are usually provided in two hour blocks (particularly if they are facilitated by interpreters), but the time and length of workshops is negotiable.
Topics covered by workshops may include, but is not limited to the following:
- Introduction to the Australian legal system
- Laws which affect families, including:
- age of consent
- marriage and divorce
- de facto relationships
- children and separation
- property and separation
- rights and responsibilites in relation to parenting
- child protection and mandatory reporting
- family violence
- Landlord and tenant law
- Contract and consumer laws
- Employment laws
- Traffic laws (driving and motor vehicles)
- Criminal laws (dealing with police, assaults, weapons and fraud)
- How to get legal advice
All workshops contain practical examples of how and why the law applies to our everyday lives.
To book an education workshop or to discuss your education requirements, please contact Kate Muslera, MILE Education Officer on (08) 8111 5742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org