Law Handbook Online - South Australia

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ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES
Accidents on private and public property
Accidents involving animals
Motor vehicle accidents
Accidents at work
Negligence
ADVANCE DIRECTIVES
Powers of Attorney
Loss of Legal Capacity
How to make a Power of Attorney
Safeguarding a Donor's Interests
Duties of a Donee
Ending a Power of Attorney
Enduring Power of Guardianship
Powers of an Enduring Guardian
Principles to be observed
How is an enduring guardian appointed?
Medical Power of Attorney and Anticipatory Direction
ARREST, YOUR RIGHTS AND BAIL
Arrest and questioning
Bail
BANKRUPTCY
An Introduction to Bankruptcy
Types of bankruptcy
Alternatives to bankruptcy
Effects of bankruptcy
Debts
Rights of bankrupts
How to go bankrupt
Ending a bankruptcy
Who should consider bankruptcy?
BUSINESS INFORMATION
Business Information
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Children and the law
Young Offenders
Child Protection
Your Rights
CHILD SUPPORT
Child support
COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS
Community organisations
Unincorporated associations
Incorporated associations
Getting incorporated
Powers of incorporated associations
Committee members and officers
Annual general meetings
Minutes of meetings
Financial records
Disputes
Ending an association
Prescribed associations
Incorporation as a co-operative
Insurance
Volunteer protection
COMPLAINTS
Complaints against government
Complaints against police
Complaints against lawyers
Complaints against banking and financial services
Complaints against health and community services
Complaints against insurance companies
Complaints against traders
Complaints against vocational education or training
Complaints about taxation (ATO)
Complaints about taxation (State government)
Complaints against telecommunications providers
Complaints against energy and water suppliers
CONSUMERS - CONTRACTS AND CREDIT
Avoiding and Resolving Problems
Contracts
Consumer Protection
Consumer Credit
Banking
COPYRIGHT
The Copyright Act
Protected material
Legal rights of owners
Moral rights
Who owns copyright?
Duration of copyright
Automatic protection
International protection
Assignments and licences
Infringement and remedies
Using copyright material
Design and copyright
Frequently asked questions
CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC OFFENCES
What is a Crime?
General Principles in Criminal Law
Elements of a Criminal Offence
Types of Crimes and Courts
Common Offences
Traffic Offences
Sexual Offences
Drug Offences
Serious and Organised Crime
Defences
COURT - CRIMINAL MATTERS
Criminal Courts
Summary Offences
Indictable Offences
The Sentencing Process
Appeals
Evidence
Effects of Criminal Convictions
COURT - SUING OR BEING SUED
Civil Claims
Minor Civil Actions
Magistrates Court (General Claims)
District Court and Supreme Court
DEBT
Debt or Damages?
For Creditors
For Debtors
Debts in the Building and Construction Industry
DEFAMATION
What is Defamation?
Where cases are heard
Libel or Slander
Publication
Defences
Offer to make amends
Remedies
Criminal Defamation
DISCRIMINATION
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
Political opinion
Social origin
What is detriment?
Exemptions from discrimination laws
Racial hatred
Sexual harassment
Victimisation
Whistleblower protection
Vicarious liability
Discriminatory advertising
Making a complaint
EMPLOYMENT
Employment Laws & Contacts
Employees & Contractors
Federal Employment & Industrial Relations Law
South Australian Employment & Industrial Relations Law
Other Legislation
Terminating Employment
Unfair Dismissal
Underpayment of Wages
Administrative Remedies
Employment and Criminal Records
Workplace bullying
ENVIRONMENT
Responsibility for the Environment
Environment Protection and the Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) (EPBC Act)
Pollution and Waste
Nature Conservation
National Heritage Protection
Development and the Environment
EXPIATION FEES AND FINES
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
Paying court fines
Enforcement of court fines
Flowcharts
Standard scales for penalties and fees
FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
The family law system
Marriage
Annulment
Divorce
De facto relationships
Separation
Family violence
Arrangements for children
Dividing property
Maintenance
Change of name
Having a child
GUARDIANSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION
Guardianship and Administration
Mental Incapacity
Guardianship Board
Guardians - powers and duties
Administrators - powers and duties
Principles of Substituted Judgement
Reviews and Appeals
Office of the Public Advocate
HOUSING
Private Rental
Rooming Houses
Residential Parks
Public Housing
Community Housing
Resolving Tenancy Disputes
Housing Improvement
Strata and Community Titles
Buying a home
Selling a home
Retirement housing
IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
Migration Law
Citizenship
INSURANCE AND SUPERANNUATION
Insurance
Superannuation
LEGAL HELP
Getting Legal Help
Legal Services Commission
Legal Profession
Other Legal Services
LEGAL SYSTEM
What is a law?
Sources of law
The Australian Constitutional System
Law reform
Adversarial model
State Courts
Commonwealth Courts
Tribunals
The Court System
Alternative dispute resolution
Alternative dispute resolution services
How to find the law
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PLANNING
Local Government
Planning and Development
MEDICAL TREATMENT AND RELATED ISSUES
Patients' Rights
Consent
Confidentiality
Obtaining Medical Records
Medical Negligence
Health Product Safety
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
MENTAL HEALTH
Mental Health Act 2009 (SA)
Defining Mental Illness
How is Mental Health Treated?
Prescribed Treatment
Appeals
Rights of People with a Mental Illness
NEIGHBOURS
Neighbours and the Law
Fences
Boundary Location
Retaining Walls
Encroaching Buildings
Trees
Significant and Regulated Trees
Trespassers
Rights of Way
Reclaiming Goods
Water
Noise
Air Pollution
Animals
Privacy
Use of Land
Development Objections
Potential Dangers
PENSIONS, ALLOWANCES AND PAYMENTS
Centrelink
Veterans
DisabilityCare Australia (NDIS)
PRISONERS
Laws Affecting Prisoners
Imprisonment
Going to Prison
Offences in Prison
Release of Sentenced Prisoners
Children
Assistance for Prisoners
PRIVACY AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Privacy
Access to Government Information
Access to Non-government Information
VICTIMS OF CRIME
Legislation and contacts
Victims of Crime Compensation
Victim Impact Statements
Victim Register
WILLS, ESTATES AND FUNERALS
Wills
Estates
Funerals
Compulsory school attendance
Punishment
Suspension and exclusion
Accidents and injuries
Glossary
Legislation
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