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A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999 (Cth) Centrelink
A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999 (Cth) Centrelink
A New Tax System (Medicare Levy Surcharge - Fringe Benefits) Act 1999 (Cth) Legislation and contacts
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (Cth) Aboriginal Heritage
Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) State Heritage Heritage Agreements Aboriginal Heritage Inspection and Control of Aboriginal Heritage
Acts Interpretation Act 1915 (SA) Standard scales for penalties and fees
Administration and Probate Act 1919 Three year time requirement - State law matters Both Spouses Dying Together Estates Distribution of an intestate estate Executors and Trustees Problems with executors Payment of executors Bankrupt Estates Half-brothers and half-sisters
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (Cth) Rights of bankrupts Activities subject to the Tribunal How to complain to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Appeal from the Tribunal
Administrative Appeals Tribunal Regulations 1976 (Cth) How to complain to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Administrative Decisions (Effect of International Instruments) Act 1995 (SA) International Environmental Law
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth) Finding the reasons for the decision Commonwealth or State Law Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth) Reasons for decision Review of decisions Review of conduct Tribunals
Adoption Act 1988 Five year time requirement - adoption Who can adopt and be adopted? Relinquishing parents and their consent Step-parent adoption Birth certificates Searching for birth relatives Adopted children
Adoption Regulations 2004 Who can adopt and be adopted?
Advance Care Directives Act 2013 (SA) Advance Care Directives The Advance Care Directives Act Objects of the Act Principles in the Act Making an advance care directive Witnessing an advance care directive form When an advance care directive can be used Changing or revoking an advance care directive When the person is not competent What can be included in an advance care directive Appointment of Substitute Decision-Makers What cannot be included Advance care directives before July 2014 Public Advocate Guardianship Board Urgent review by Supreme Court Investigations Emergency medical or dental treatment
Advance Care Directives Regulations 2014 (SA) Witnessing an advance care directive form Changing or revoking an advance care directive Appointment of Substitute Decision-Makers Disputes about advance care directives
Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth) Summary of Discrimination Law Age discrimination Making a complaint Equal Opportunity
Aged and Infirm Persons' Property Act 1940 Who can make a will?
Aged Care Act 1997 (Cth) Aged Care Complaints Scheme Patients' Rights
Animal Welfare Act 1985 (SA) Injuries to animals Cruelty to animals
Animal Welfare Regulations 2012 (SA) Cruelty to animals
Archives Act 1983 (Cth) Access to old documents
Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 1988 (SA) Three year time requirement - State law matters
Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (SA) Community organisations Unincorporated associations Incorporated associations Getting incorporated Applying for incorporation Consequences of incorporation The rules Powers of incorporated associations Committee members and officers Duties of committee members Duties of officers Public Officer Annual general meetings Minutes of meetings Financial records Disputes Ending an association Possible offences when an association is ending Prescribed associations Accounting records Duties of officers of prescribed associations Volunteer protection Minor Civil Actions Community housing providers Housing co-operatives Housing associations
Associations Incorporation Regulations 2008 (SA) Applying for incorporation Prescribed associations
Australian Federal Police Act 1979 (Cth) Commonwealth Ombudsman
Australian Heritage Council Act 2003 (Cth) National Heritage Protection
Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (Cth) Summary of Discrimination Law Sexuality and chosen gender Religion and religious dress Political opinion Social origin Making a complaint
Australian Road Rules (SA) Legal obligations after a motor vehicle accident Traffic Offences Summary of Demerit Points Refusing a breath test Driving Offences Cyclists Excessive speed Give way Mobile phones Offences and Duties after Accidents Seatbelts and child restraints Speeding Parking Offences Pedestrian Offences
Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) Regulation of Business

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Bail Act 1985 (SA) Assisting an offender Search and seizure Bail Applying for bail Presumption of bail Guarantors Conditions of bail Refusal and review of bail conditions Telephone review Enforcement of bail agreement Termination of bail Police questioning Getting to safety
Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cth) Who is involved? Bankruptcy Courts and Jurisdiction What is Bankruptcy? Who can become bankrupt? Types of bankruptcy Alternatives to bankruptcy Advantages of Bankruptcy Disadvantages of Bankruptcy The bankrupt's property Secured Debts Goods disposed of for less than market value Property a bankrupt can keep Travelling overseas Income Offences under the Bankruptcy Act Rights of bankrupts How to go bankrupt Automatic discharge Objections to discharge Annulment Public examination Who can be a director? Upon the sale or winding up of the business
Bankruptcy Regulations 1996 (Cth) Advantages of Bankruptcy The bankrupt's property Property a bankrupt can keep How to go bankrupt
Births Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 Changing a child's name
Births, Deaths and Marriages Act 1996 Next of Kin
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 Registering a birth
Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (Cth) Libel or Slander
Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2009 (SA) For Creditors For Debtors Debts in the Building and Construction Industry
Building Work Contractors Act 1995 Disadvantages of Bankruptcy When a contract must be in writing Assistance from government agencies Minor Civil Actions Advice before signing the contract
Burial and Cremation Act 2013 (SA) Next of Kin Burials and Cremations
Business Names Registration Act 2011 (Cth) Regulation of Business Registration and licensing Business owned by a person

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Carers Recognition Act 2005 (SA) What is abuse?
Cheques Act 1986 (Cth) Cheques Paying and collecting a cheque The cheque as a negotiable instrument
Child Sex Offenders Registration Act 2006 (SA) Registration of offenders Matters affecting sentence
Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 (Cth) Parental rights and duties The role of DHS - Child Support (formerly the Child Support Agency) Proof of parentage Changing your assessment in special circumstances The family law system
Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988 (Cth) The role of DHS - Child Support (formerly the Child Support Agency) The family law system
Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA) Children and the law Truancy Child Protection Legal age to babysit Leaving home Notification Investigation and intervention Care and Protection Orders Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Conflict with other court orders
Civil Liability Act 1936 Accidents on private and public property Who is liable? The Occupier's Responsibilities Accidents on roads and footpaths Injuries caused by other animals Determining fault Negligence Alcohol and teenage parties Racial hatred
Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 (Cth) Can I see or read what I like without breaking the law? Pornography
Classification of Theatrical Performance Act 1978 Plays
Co-operatives Act 1997 Incorporation as a co-operative
Coast Protection Act 1972 (SA) Nature Conservation
Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 (Cth) Legal Consequences Laws Affecting Prisoners Life in prison
Community Housing Providers (National Law) (South Australia) Act 2013 (SA) Community Housing The role of Housing SA Community housing providers Housing co-operatives Housing associations Resolving disputes
Community Titles Act 1996 Strata Titles Community Titles By-laws (Rules) Body corporate managers Development of the community title: staging and tiering Converting from strata title Common questions and answers Neighbours and the Law
Community Titles Regulations 2011 (SA) Records
Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) Regulation of Business When a contract must be in writing Exclusion Clauses and the Australian Consumer Law Defective Goods Actions for Negligence Consumer Protection Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) Sale of Goods Act 1895 (SA) Implied conditions Implied guarantees for services Implied guarantees for goods False and Misleading Practices Misleading or deceptive conduct Unconscionable conduct False or misleading representations Other offences Unsolicited consumer agreements Telemarketing Pyramid sales Competition and Consumer Act 2010 Assistance from government agencies Damages and rescission Unfair Contract Terms Federal Court of Australia Action against the supplier Action against the manufacturer
Complaints Principles 2011 (Cth) Aged Care Complaints Scheme
Consent to Medical Treatment and Palliative Care Act 1995 Advance Care Directives Advance care directives before July 2014 Patients' Rights Consent Children under 16 years When someone 16 or over can't consent Emergency medical or dental treatment Care when dying
Constitution Act 1934 The Australian Constitutional System Laws Affecting Prisoners
Construction Industry Long Service Leave Act 1987 (SA) Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) Long Service Leave
Consumer Transactions Act 1972 Right to recover damages
Controlled Substances (Controlled Drugs, Precursors and Plants) Regulations 2000 Possession for personal use Manufacture, Cultivation and Sale Possession or Sale of Equipment
Controlled Substances (Prohibited Substances) Regulations 2000 Sentencing Principles
Controlled Substances Act 1984 Search and seizure Drugs Child Protection Restraining Orders Drugs Drug Offences Aggravated offences Simple Cannabis Offences Possession for personal use Definition of 'possession' Manufacture, Cultivation and Sale Presumption of sale Supply to children Sale or Possession of Instructions Possession or Sale of Equipment Production, promotion and sale of controlled drug alternatives Trafficking Sentencing Principles Diversionary Schemes Police Powers Additional Offences
Conveyancers Act 1994 Assistance from government agencies Agent Indemnity Fund
Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) Intellectual property The Copyright Act Protected material Legal rights of owners Moral rights Who owns copyright? Duration of copyright Automatic protection Assignments and licences Infringement and remedies Acts that do not infringe copyright Design and copyright Frequently asked questions
Coroners Act 2003 Coroner's Court State Courts Coroner's Inquests
Coroners Regulations 2005 Coroner's Inquests
Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) Who can become bankrupt? Disadvantages of Bankruptcy Regulation of Business Businesses owned by a company Company directors Who can be a director? General Duties of Directors - Corporations Act 2001 (Ctth) Other Specific Duties of Directors Criminal offences Retention of Title Arrangements Working finance Resignation of a director Committee members and officers Insurance Enforcing judgment - monetary judgments Whistleblower protection Transfer of business Upon the sale or winding up of the business Compensation and other remedies
Correctional Services Act 1982 Arrest Parole warrants Laws Affecting Prisoners Prison Institutions Going to Prison Admission to prison Searches and drug testing Life in prison Solitary confinement Contacting prisoners Breaches of regulations Hearings and inquiries Obstructing a Visiting Tribunal Breach of leave conditions Escaping Offences by others Release of Sentenced Prisoners Leave of absence Home detention Parole The Ombudsman Victim Register
Correctional Services Regulations 2001 Laws Affecting Prisoners Admission to prison Searches and drug testing Contacting prisoners Breaches of regulations Hearings and inquiries
Courts (Mediation and Arbitration) Act 1991 (Cth) Commercial and Other Mediation Services
Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) Search and seizure Arrest What is a Crime? Commonwealth offences
Criminal Assets Confiscation Act 1996 Search and seizure Confiscation of profits Forfeiture orders
Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) Stalking, cyber stalking and cyber bullying Marriage
Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1978 Victims of Crime Compensation
Criminal Investigation (Extraterritorial Offences) Act 1984 Search and seizure
Criminal Law (Clamping, Impounding and Forfeiture of Vehicles) Act 2007 (SA) Clamping, impounding, seizure and forfeiture of vehicles
Criminal Law (Forensic Procedures) Act 2007 Powers to search and examine Taking DNA
Criminal Law (Legal Representation) Act 2001 Getting Legal Help
Criminal Law (Sentencing) Act 1988 Sentencing by the Youth Court Driving while disqualified Indeterminate detention Pleading guilty Committal for sentence The Sentencing Process Matters affecting sentence Sentencing Procedure Mitigating circumstances No conviction imposed Fines Community service orders Good behaviour bonds Suspended sentences Imprisonment Intervention orders Fine Enforcement Community Service Orders Review and appeals Duty to disclose charges proved Electing to be prosecuted Enforcement of expiation notices Paying court fines Enforcement of court fines State Courts Laws Affecting Prisoners Types of prisoners Parole Licence Victim Impact Statements
Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 Assisting an offender Search and seizure Police arrest procedure Presumption of bail Criminal offences Sexual relationships and the age of consent Incest Abortion Legal age to babysit Sexual relationships Working Drugs What is a Crime? General Principles in Criminal Law Elements of a Criminal Offence Minor Indictable Offences Magistrates Court Diversion Program Common Offences Assault Causing death or harm by dangerous driving Criminal liability for neglect Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Murder Manslaughter Stalking, cyber stalking and cyber bullying Unlawful Threats What is an aggravated offence? Theft and Receiving Robbery Using a motor vehicle without consent Serious criminal trespass Arson and property damage Offences against police Dangerous driving to escape police pursuit Shooting at a police officer Weapons Traffic Offences Causing death or harm by dangerous driving Dangerous driving to escape police Offences and Duties after Accidents Reckless driving causing injury or death Street Racing Throwing objects at vehicles Clamping, impounding, seizure and forfeiture of vehicles Sexual Offences Types of Sexual Assaults Rape Compelled sexual manipulation Indecent assault Unlawful sexual intercourse Child Sexual Assault Procuring child to commit indecent act Incest Aggravated offences Home invasion Intoxication Mental Impairment Self defence Deciding the charge Preparing for trial Prosecutor's reply Appeals Right of appeal Appeals against conviction Appeals against sentence Criminal Defamation Marriage Criminal charges Assault Stalking Contraception and abortion Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) Laws Affecting Prisoners Types of prisoners Escaping Offences by others Parole Claims arising from homicide Euthanasia Suicide
Customs Act 1901 (Cth) Customs officers Arrest What is a Crime? Drug Offences Presumption of sale Customs Act offences Importing Penalties for Importation and Trafficking Powers of Police and Customs officers

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Dangerous Substances Act 1979 Prescribed concentration of alcohol
Death (Definition) Act 1983 Organ Donation
Defamation Act 2005 What is Defamation? Who can be defamed Libel or Slander Defences Truth Fair comment Absolute privilege Proceedings of Public Concern Vulgar abuse, jest and triviality Offer to make amends Apologies Remedies
Defence Act 1903 (Cth) Veterans
Defence Service Homes Act 1918 (Cth) The home
Designs Act 2003 (Cth) Intellectual property Design and copyright
Designs Regulations 2004 (Cth) Design and copyright
Development Act 1993 Working from home Fortifications State Responsibility Pollution and Waste Pollution and Waste Licences State Heritage Register State Heritage and Development Control Environmental Impact Assessment Local Government Planning and Development Planning Strategy Development Plans Public Participation in Development Plan Amendments Development Control The Relevant Authority Development applications Categories of Development Consulting with other agencies Public consultation Major Development (and EIA) Development by State Agencies Building Work Authorised Officers Certificate of occupancy Building work affecting other land Defective building work Dangerous buildings Urgent building work Civil enforcement Offences Swimming pool fences Retaining Walls Significant and Regulated Trees
Development Regulations 2008 Development Control The Relevant Authority Development applications Categories of Development Consulting with other agencies Public consultation Common questions about fences Retaining Walls Significant and Regulated Trees
Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) Summary of Discrimination Law Disability discrimination Making a complaint Equal Opportunity Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
Disability Services Act 1986 (Cth) Finalising an injury claim
District Court Act 1991 State administrative appeals Process State Courts Commercial and Other Mediation Services
District Court Civil Rules 2006 (SA) Process District Court and Supreme Court State Courts Commercial and Other Mediation Services
District Court Practice Directions 2006 (SA) Process Commercial and Other Mediation Services
Dog and Cat Management Act 1995 Injuries caused by dogs Options for compensation Articles (Rules) Local Government Who is responsible for a dog? Duties of dog owners Control of certain types of dogs Council by-laws Registration of dogs Seizure and destruction of dogs Barking dogs Prescribed dogs Cats Who can claim compensation?
Domestic Partners Property Act 1996 Companion relationships and property disputes Principles for intervention

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Education Act 1972 Children and the law Education Truancy School Fees Punishment Parental rights and duties Working Young Workers Compulsory school attendance Punishment
Education Regulations 2012 (SA) Punishment Suspension and exclusion Physical discipline Compulsory school attendance Punishment Suspension and exclusion
Electoral Act 1985 State Courts Laws Affecting Prisoners Life in prison
Electricity Act 1996 (SA) Complaints against energy and water suppliers
Encroachments Act 1944 Retaining Walls Encroaching Buildings
Enforcement of Judgments Act 1991 Enforcing judgment - non-monetary judgments Investigation Summons
Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 1994 (SA) Environment Protection Policies Air Pollution
Environment Protection (Burning) Policy 1994 (SA) Environment Protection Policies Air Pollution Air Pollution
Environment Protection (Motor Vehicle Fuel Quality) Policy 2002 (SA) Environment Protection Policies
Environment Protection (National Pollutant Inventory) Policy 2008 (SA) Environment Protection Policies
Environment Protection (Noise) Policy 2007 Environment Protection Policies Noise Pollution Noise
Environment Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Policy 2012 (SA) Environment Protection Policies
Environment Protection (Waste to Resources) Policy 2010 (SA) Environment Protection Policies
Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2003 (SA) Environment Protection Policies Water Pollution
Environment Protection Act 1993 State Responsibility Individual Responsibility Pollution and Waste Pollution and Waste Licences Environment Protection Policies Noise Pollution Water Pollution Waste Disposal Pollution Offences Site Contamination EPA Orders Civil Penalties Major Development (and EIA)
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Commonwealth Responsibility Environment Protection and the Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act) What does the EPBC Act do? What is an 'action'? What is a 'significant impact'? How is the assessment and approval process triggered? Public Participation in EPBC Decisions Does the EPBC Act override State Law? Enforcing the EPBC Act Nature Conservation Commonwealth Protected Areas Animals National Heritage Protection World Heritage Environmental Impact Assessment Mining
Environment, Resources and Development Court Act 1993 State Courts Appeals to the Supreme Court
Equal Opportunity Act 1984 Discrimination and equal opportunity Summary of Discrimination Law Age discrimination Disability discrimination Marital or domestic partnership status Identity of spouse or partner Pregnancy Family responsibilities Breastfeeding or Association with a Child Racial discrimination Sex discrimination Sexuality and chosen gender Religion and religious dress Sexual harassment Whistleblower protection Making a complaint Equal Opportunity Discrimination Articles (Rules)
Essential Services Commission Act 2002 (SA) Complaints against energy and water suppliers
Evidence Act 1929 Line-ups Children and the law Sexual Offences Evidence Legal Procedures Publication Pre-trial procedures for summary offences Evidence by a close relative
Expiation of Offences Act 1996 Expiation Simple Cannabis Offences Expiation notices Grounds for withdrawal of expiation notices Applying for review of expiation notices Electing to be prosecuted Paying expiation fees Enforcement of expiation notices Applying for review of an enforcement determination

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Fair Trading Act 1987 Resolving disputes between businesses Consumer Protection Implied guarantees for services Assistance from government agencies Going to court Credit Ratings Being pursued for a debt Consumer Credit Information State law
Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 (Cth) Transitional Arrangements
Fair Work Act 1994 Employment Laws & Contacts Employees & Contractors South Australian Employment & Industrial Relations Law Awards Enterprise Agreements Minimum standards Other Legislation Equal Opportunity By giving notice Unfair Dismissal Unfair dismissal under State law State Courts
Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) Summary of Discrimination Law Age discrimination Pregnancy Family responsibilities Racial discrimination Sex discrimination Sexuality and chosen gender Religion and religious dress Political opinion Social origin Making a complaint Employment Laws & Contacts Employees & Contractors The employer's duties and rights Federal Employment & Industrial Relations Law Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) The National Employment Standards General Protections (protected workplace rights) Transfer of business Transitional Arrangements South Australian Employment & Industrial Relations Law Enterprise Agreements Equal Opportunity By giving notice Redundancy Unfair Dismissal Unfair dismissal under federal law Small Business Fair Dismissal Code Unfair dismissal under State law Underpayment of Wages
Family and Community Services Act 1972 Children and the law
Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001 (Cth) How is superannuation dealt with?
Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) Children and the law Parental rights and duties Legal age to babysit Proof of parentage Changing your assessment in special circumstances Court applications The family law system Family Dispute Resolution Marriage Annulment Divorce Grounds for divorce Separation under one roof Applying for divorce The making of a divorce order No time requirement for recognition of a de facto relationship Two year time requirement - property disputes Three year time requirement - State law matters Property disputes not covered by the Family Law Act Principles for intervention Applying for an intervention order Conflict with other court orders Family Court orders What is family violence? What can State Magistrates Courts do? What can the Family Law Courts do? Arrangements for children Coming to an agreement What is a parenting order? Who can apply for parenting orders? Can children apply? How does the court make decisions? Do the children get a lawyer? What evidence will the court consider? How is paternity determined? What if one parent refuses to return the children? What if one parent dies? Dividing property Applying for property settlement What needs to be done before applying? Urgent applications - injunctions How is superannuation dealt with? What if one party is bankrupt? Can property orders be changed? Maintenance Step-parent adoption The effect of legislation on case law Family Court of Australia Family Mediation Commercial and Other Mediation Services Police and Court Records
Family Law Regulations 1984 (Cth) Serving a divorce application Commercial and Other Mediation Services
Family Law Rules 2004 (Cth) Family Law Courts Serving a divorce application Opposing divorce The divorce hearing The making of a divorce order Checklist Can children apply? What needs to be done before applying? What will it cost? What evidence will the court consider? What if there is a dispute about costs? What needs to be done before applying? What needs to be disclosed? What will happen next? Commercial and Other Mediation Services
Family Relationships Act 1975 Three year time requirement - State law matters What is abuse? Surrogacy Guardianship and Administration When someone 16 or over can't consent Claims arising from homicide Inadequate provision Ex-nuptial children
Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 Commercial and Other Mediation Services
Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) Commercial and Other Mediation Services Action against the manufacturer
Federal Magistrates Court Rules 2001 (Cth) Serving a divorce application Checklist
Fences Act 1975 Minor Civil Actions Common questions and answers Neighbours and the Law Fences Sharing costs between neighbours Disputes Access to property Common questions about fences
Financial Services Reform Act 2001 (Cth) Legislation and contacts
Fire and Emergency Services Act 2005 Air Pollution
Firearms Act 1977 Firearms Weapons Weapons Firearms
Firearms Regulations 2008 (SA) Weapons Weapons
Fisheries Management Act 2007 (SA) State Responsibility Marine Protected Areas Fishing
Food Act 2001 Local Government
Forestry Act 1950 (SA) Plants
Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Cth) Rights of bankrupts Presenting cases to the Tribunal Clients' Rights How to make a request to Centrelink for your file The Commonwealth Government Exemptions Personal documents Agencies to which the Act does not apply Access to old documents Charges Internal reviews Information Commissioner
Freedom of Information Act 1991 Access to information South Australian Ombudsman Patients' Rights Obtaining Medical Records State Government How to gain access to information Amendment of personal records
Frustrated Contracts Act 1988 Discharge by frustration

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Health and Community Services Complaints Act 2004 (SA) Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner (SA) Patients' Rights
Health and Other Services (Compensation) Act 1995 (Cth) Finalising an injury claim
Health Insurance Act 1973 Medicare Legislation and contacts
Heritage Places Act 1993 (SA) State Heritage State Heritage Register Heritage Agreements Stop Orders Restoration and No Development Orders
Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976 (Cth) Shipwrecks in Australian Waters Shipwrecks in State Waters
Historic Shipwrecks Act 1981 (SA) Shipwrecks in State Waters
Housing Improvement Act 1940 Repairs Rent Public Housing Housing Improvement Disclosure obligations Unit holders Owners' rights and responsibilities
Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act 1986 Equal Opportunity

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Juries Act 1927 Selection of the jury Verdict Legal Consequences
Justices of the Peace Act 2005 (SA) Justices of the Peace
Justices of the Peace Regulations 2006 (SA) Justices of the Peace

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Land Acquisition Act 1969 Compulsory Aquisition of Land Notice of intention to acquire land Temporary occupation
Land Agents Act 1994 Disadvantages of Bankruptcy Assistance from government agencies Land agents Agent Indemnity Fund Selling a home
Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Act 1994 The contract Cooling off Changing owners of a business Assistance from government agencies Site Contamination Buying a strata unit Buying into a community title The contract The purchase price Deposit Advice before signing the contract After signing the contract Auctions Offers Common questions about fences
Land and Business (Sale and Conveyancing) Regulations 2010 (SA) Buying a strata unit Buying into a community title Cooling-off period Offers Form 1
Land Valuers Act 1994 Assistance from government agencies
Landlord and Tenant Act 1936 Eviction by landlord Seizing goods
Law of Property Act 1936 The home Repossession by a mortgagee When a contract must be in writing
Legal Practitioners Act 1981 What if there is a dispute about costs? Legal Profession Costs Complaints against lawyers Adjudication of legal costs Unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct Handling money and trust accounts
Legal Services Commission Act 1977 Getting Legal Help Legal Services Commission Applications for Legal Aid Confidentiality
Libraries Act 1982 Frequently asked questions
Life Insurance Act 1995 (Cth) Legislation and contacts
Lifetime Support Scheme Rules (SA) Catastrophic Injuries and the Lifetime Support Scheme
Limitation of Actions Act 1936 Types of loss and time limits Children and civil claims Taking legal action Children and young people
Liquor Licensing Act 1997 People on licensed and regulated premises Drinking alcohol Alcohol and teenage parties Working Alcohol Barring persons from licensed premises or casino State Courts
Listening and Surveillance Devices Act 1972 Privacy
Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 Local Government
Local Government Act 1999 South Australian Ombudsman Paying a debt Employment Laws & Contacts Local Government Waste Disposal Local Government Rates Potential Dangers How to gain access to information
Long Service Leave Act 1987 Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) The National Employment Standards Long Service Leave
Lottery and Gaming Act 1936 Gambling

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Magistrates Court (Civil) Rules 1992 Going to court Judgment Commercial and Other Mediation Services
Magistrates Court (Civil) Rules 2013 (SA) Being taken to court State Courts
Magistrates Court Act 1991 Adjournments Committal for sentence Appeals Appeals against conviction or sentence The appeal hearing Civil Claims Minor Civil Actions Going to court Going to court Applying for review of an enforcement determination State Courts Commercial and Other Mediation Services Disputes
Magistrates Court Rules 1992 Laying a charge Pre-trial procedures for summary offences Committal for sentence Applying for review of an enforcement determination What is abuse? What can be ordered? Applying for an intervention order
Marine Parks Act 2007 (SA) Nature Conservation Marine Protected Areas
Marine Parks Proclamation 2009 (SA) Marine Protected Areas
Marriage Act 1961 (Cth) Bigamy The family law system Marriage Divorce De facto relationships
Medicare Levy Act 1986 (Cth) Legislation and contacts
Mental Health Act 2009 (SA) What cannot be included Guardianship Board Representation at the hearing Guardians - powers and duties Education Mental Health Act 2009 (SA) Defining Mental Illness How is Mental Health Treated? Prescribed Treatment Appeals Laws Affecting Prisoners Types of prisoners Coroner's Inquests
Migration Act 1958 (Cth) Legal Consequences Criminal records Migration One year time requirement - migration Migration Law
Migration Regulations 1994 (Cth) Migration Law
Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004 (Cth) Veterans
Mines and Works Inspection Act 1920 Working
Mining Act 1971 State Responsibility Mining State Courts
Motor Vehicle Accidents (Lifetime Support Scheme) Act 2013 (SA) Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance Scheme
Motor Vehicles Act 1959 Legal obligations after a motor vehicle accident Compulsory Third Party (CTP) Insurance Scheme Drivers of motor vehicles Traffic Offences Driver's Licences Graduated Licence Scheme Probationary licence Appealing disqualification for breach of conditions Safer Driver Agreements Demerit Points Disqualification or Good Behaviour Option Drug and alcohol assessment Mandatory alcohol interlock scheme Driving Offences Answering police questions Driving while disqualified Driving without a licence Seatbelts and child restraints Unregistered and uninsured vehicles Expiation Clamping, impounding, seizure and forfeiture of vehicles Procedure
Motor Vehicles Regulations 2010 (SA) Written-off vehicles Summary of Demerit Points Careless driving (driving without due care)

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Oaths Act 1936 Applying for review of expiation notices
Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Act 1986 State Courts
Ombudsman Act 1972 Investigating a complaint Ombudsman's decision Complaints the Ombudsman cannot investigate South Australian Ombudsman Laws Affecting Prisoners
Ombudsman Act 1976 Complaints the Ombudsman cannot investigate Commonwealth Ombudsman
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 (Cth) Ozone Depletion

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Partnership Act 1891 (SA) Business owned by a partnership
Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act 1989 (SA) Farming
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (Cth) eHealth Record System
Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Regulations 2012 (Cth) eHealth Record System
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (SA) State Responsibility Environmental Impact Assessment
Plumbers, Gas Fitters and Electricians Act 1995 Disadvantages of Bankruptcy
Police (Complaints and Disciplinary Proceedings) Act 1985 Discrimination and equal opportunity Complaints against police Investigating a complaint Review by the ombudsman Taking remedial action Police Disciplinary Tribunal Police Ombudsman Making a complaint Complaints not investigated
Powers of Attorney and Agency Act 1984 Powers of Attorney Signing a power of attorney Commencement Duties of a Donee Ending a Power of Attorney What cannot be included Administrators - powers and duties Voting Voting at General Meetings
Prices Act 1948 Assistance from government agencies
Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) Enforcement of a Credit Contract Credit Ratings Patients' Rights Obtaining Medical Records Privacy Privacy (South Australian Government) Privacy (Commonwealth Government) Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OIAC) Tax File Numbers Credit Reporting Data Matching eHealth Record System Access to Non-government Information Who is covered? Government Contractors Consumer Credit Information Commonwealth law Employers' files
Private Health Insurance Act 2007 (Cth) Legislation and contacts
Problem Gambling Family Protection Orders Act 2004 (SA) What can be ordered?
Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (Cth) Movable Cultural Heritage
Psychotropic Substances Act 1976 Drug Offences
Public and Environmental Health Act 1987 Water Pollution Air Pollution
Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Cth) Whistleblower protection
Public Intoxication Act 1984 Arrest Drinking alcohol Being drunk in a public place
Public Sector Act 2009 (SA) Employment Laws & Contacts Privacy
Public Trustee Act 1995 (SA) Bankrupt Estates

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Racial Discrimination Act 1975 Summary of Discrimination Law Racial discrimination Racial hatred Making a complaint Equal Opportunity
Racial Vilification Act 1996 Summary of Discrimination Law Racial discrimination Racial hatred
Real Property Act 1886 (SA) Land Ending a Power of Attorney Cancellation of a strata plan Caveats Common questions about fences
Residential Parks Act 2007 (SA) Private Rental Residential Parks Principal place of residence Types of residential park agreements Periodic or fixed term agreements? Making a residential park agreement What information needs to be provided to the resident? Park Owners Rights and Responsibilities Residents' Rights and Responsibilities Bond and rent Rent increases Bond Refunds Sub-letting and assignment Ending an agreement Notice required for ending the agreement Terminating an Agreement Rented Property Personal Property Disputes
Residential Parks Regulations 2007 (SA) Making a residential park agreement
Residential Tenancies Act 1995 (SA) Assistance from government agencies Breastfeeding or Association with a Child Private Rental Tenancy agreements Understanding a tenancy agreement Leases Terms of the agreement Fixed term or periodic tenancies? Shared tenancies Subletting Boarders and lodgers Residential tenancy databases Discrimination Bonds The landlord's right of entry The landlord's obligations The tenant's obligations Repairs Rent Fixtures Landlord ending a tenancy Tenant ending a tenancy Unacceptable conduct by a tenant Breach of tenancy Finalising a tenancy Rooming Houses House rules Obligations of proprietors Obligations of tenants Rent increases Termination of agreement Tenancy issues Conditions of tenancy Community Housing Community housing providers Resolving disputes Resolving Tenancy Disputes
Residential Tenancies Regulations 2010 (SA) Inspection sheets Information sheets Bonds The landlord's right of entry Fixtures Community Housing
Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA) The contract Resolving disputes between businesses Leasing premises State administrative appeals Minor Civil Actions
Retirement Villages Act 1987 Private Rental Retirement housing
Road Traffic (Light Vehicle Standards) Rules 2013 (SA) Defect Notices Air Pollution
Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Regulations 1999 Compulsory blood tests Defect Notices Speeding
Road Traffic (Road Rules - Ancillary and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1999 (SA) Offences and Duties after Accidents Seatbelts and child restraints
Road Traffic Act 1961 Legal obligations after a motor vehicle accident Drivers of motor vehicles Causing death or harm by dangerous driving Dangerous driving to escape police pursuit Traffic Offences Summary of Demerit Points Alcohol, Drugs and Driving Alcohol and drug penalties Compulsory blood tests Consuming alcohol after driving Driving under the influence Drug and alcohol assessment Immediate loss of licence Other effects of alcohol or drug driving Prescribed concentration of alcohol Refusing a breath test Defect Notices Driving Offences Answering police questions Careless driving (driving without due care) Cyclists Dangerous driving Dangerous driving to escape police Excessive speed Misuse of a motor vehicle Offences and Duties after Accidents Reckless driving causing injury or death Speeding Street Racing Using a vehicle to commit a crime Parking Offences Pedestrian Offences Disqualification Clamping, impounding, seizure and forfeiture of vehicles Licence disqualification Grounds for withdrawal of expiation notices Applying for review of expiation notices Acts and Delegated Legislation

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Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) Accidents at work Commonwealth Government Employees Who can claim? Injury Powers of the Tribunal Veterans
Sale of Goods Act 1895 Retention of Title Arrangements What does a contract require? Consumer Protection Sale of Goods Act 1895 (SA) Implied conditions Implied guarantees for goods Damages and rescission Action against the supplier
Second-hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act 1996 Disadvantages of Bankruptcy State administrative appeals Second-hand dealers and pawnbrokers Legal Consequences Minor Civil Actions
Second-hand Vehicle Dealers Act 1995 State administrative appeals When a contract must be in writing Assistance from government agencies Minor Civil Actions
Security and Investigation Agents Act 1995 State administrative appeals Legal Consequences
Serious and Organised Crime (Control) Act 2008 (SA) Aggravated offences Serious and Organised Crime Organised crime, declared organisations and criminal associations
Serious and Organised Crime (Unexplained Wealth) Act 2009 Serious and Organised Crime Unexplained wealth orders
Service and Execution of Process Act 1992 (Cth) Interstate warrants for unpaid fines
Sex Discrimination Act 1984 Summary of Discrimination Law Marital or domestic partnership status Pregnancy Family responsibilities Breastfeeding or Association with a Child Sex discrimination Sexuality and chosen gender Sexual harassment Making a complaint Transitional Arrangements Equal Opportunity
Small Business Commissioner Act 2011 (SA) Resolving disputes between businesses
Small Business Commissioner Regulations 2012 (SA) Resolving disputes between businesses
Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 (Cth) Centrelink Clients' Responsibilities Appeal process Review by the Social Security Appeals Tribunal Continuation of payment pending an outcome
Social Security Act 1991 (Cth) Small Amount Credit Contracts and Responsible Lending Centrelink Debt recovery Write-off debts Waiver
South Australian Housing Trust Act 1995 Public Housing Tenancy issues Resolving disputes
South Australian Public Health (Notifiable and Controlled Notifiable Conditions) Regulations 2012 (SA) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
South Australian Public Health Act 2011 What cannot be included Water Pollution Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
Spent Convictions Act 2009 (SA) Criminal records State offences
Stamp Duties Act 1923 Two year time requirement - property disputes Three year time requirement - State law matters
State Lotteries Act 1966 Gambling
Strata Titles Act 1988 Strata Titles The strata corporation Articles (Rules) Management committee Strata managers Unit holders General meetings Voting Types of resolutions Disputes Common questions Community Titles By-laws (Rules) Converting from strata title Common questions and answers Neighbours and the Law
Strata Titles Regulations 2003 (SA) Strata Titles Articles (Rules)
Student Assistance Act 1973 (Cth) Centrelink
Summary Offences (Weapons) Regulations 2012 (SA) Weapons Weapons Weapons prohibition orders Confidentiality
Summary Offences Act 1953 Questioning, search and arrest Giving name and address People on licensed and regulated premises Search and seizure Arrest Police arrest procedure Security guards and others Police powers after arrest Police questioning and interviewing Powers to search and examine Bail Weapons Police powers Being arrested Videos and Films Computer Games Weapons Payment by cheque What is a Crime? General Principles in Criminal Law Common Offences Humiliating or degrading filming Stalking, cyber stalking and cyber bullying Graffiti and bill posting Bribing a police officer False reports to the police Unlawfully on premises Playing games as to cause damage Throwing missiles Dumping rubbish Offences on public transport Prostitution Indecency offences Urinating or defecating in a public place Tattooing, body modification and body piercing Weapons Powers to search for weapons Weapons prohibition orders Emitting excessive noise from a vehicle Clamping, impounding, seizure and forfeiture of vehicles Pornography Possession or Sale of Equipment Police Powers Additional Offences Serious and Organised Crime Fortifications Bringing the defendant to court Forfeiture orders Confidentiality Trespassers Laws Affecting Prisoners
Summary Procedure Act 1921 Arrest Child Protection Restraining Orders Summary Offences Minor Indictable Offences Sexual Offences Paedophile restraint orders Bringing a defendant to Court Laying a charge Bringing the defendant to court First appearance in Court Bringing the person charged to Court Preliminary Examination Committal for sentence Committal for trial Court costs Application to set aside an ex parte conviction State Courts
Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Act 1992 (Cth) Superannuation
Supreme Court Act 1935 Application for judicial review - State State Courts
Supreme Court Bail Review Rules 1985 (SA) Review by the Supreme Court
Supreme Court Civil Rules 2006 Application for judicial review - State Appeals against conviction or sentence Procedure Civil Claims District Court and Supreme Court State Courts Tribunals Commercial and Other Mediation Services Lawyers
Supreme Court Criminal Appeal Rules 1996 (SA) Right of appeal
Supreme Court Practice Directions 2006 (SA) Application for judicial review - State Commercial and Other Mediation Services
Survey Act 1992 Boundary Location Encroaching Buildings
Survival of Causes of Action Act 1940 Legal Actions
Swimming Pools (Safety) Act 1972 Swimming pool fences

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Telecommunications Act 1991 (Cth) Telemarketing
Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations 2002 (Cth) Regulation of health products
Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth) Regulation of health products
Therapeutic Goods Advertising Code 2007 (Cth) Regulation of health products
Therapeutic Goods Regulations 1990 (Cth) Regulation of health products
Tobacco Products Regulation Act 1997 Smoking Cigarettes & tobacco
Trade Practices (Industry Codes - Franchising) Regulations 1998 (Cth) Buying a franchise
Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1963 (SA) Children under 16 years
Transplantation and Anatomy Act 1983 Disposal of the Body Organ Donation Donation of a body Next of Kin
Travel Agents Act 1986 Travel Reforms
Trustee Act 1936 Unincorporated associations Duties of trustees

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Unclaimed Goods Act 1987 Finalising a tenancy Abandoned goods
US Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 2004 (Cth) The Copyright Act
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