Plain Language Law Newsletter No. 116
May 2022
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Webinar | Dealing with NDIS service providers - what are my rights? Learn about consumer issues arising for NDIS participants
Legal Aid NSW
Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 11-12.15pm
This webinar from Legal Aid will take you through buying products and services through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Hear from a Legal Aid NSW lawyer about consumer rights, contracts and guarantees and who can help if you or your client is not happy with the service and can’t resolve the issue yourself.
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Webinar | Navigating the system.  Learn about accessing Ombudsman services
Legal Aid NSW
Thursday, 19 May 2022, 11-12.15pm
Decisions made by government agencies and services like Centrelink or health services can have a major impact on you. In this webinar, a Legal Aid NSW lawyer will explain how to make complaints and dispute decisions including who can help if you can’t resolve the situation yourself.
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Webinar | Meet the Ombudsman - a panel discussion introducing different Ombudsman's services and when to access them
Legal Aid NSW
Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 11-12.15pm
This Legal Aid Webinar explains the services of an Ombudsman. Join this panel discussion to find out about where and when to take complaints you might have about a service or organisation.  The panel will include representatives from the Energy & Water Ombudsman (EWON), Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO), Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) and the Australian Small Business & Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO).
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Webinar | Immigration Advice and Rights Centre’s (IARC) Lunchtime Immigration Series
Thursday, 2 June 2022, 12-1pm
IARC is a not-for-profit, specialist community legal centre providing free legal advice and assistance in immigration and citizenship law to people throughout New South Wales. IARC’s lunchtime legal education seminars are designed to help community workers who support people from migrant and refugee backgrounds better understand Australia’s immigration system. Their immigration seminars will give participants:
•     an overview of a variety of topics related to immigration;
•     a better understanding of the immigration process;
•     the skills to identify an immigration problem; and
•     information about where and how to refer a client for expert legal advice.
For any questions, please contact Sienna at
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Webinar | The new affirmative consent laws – what do they really mean?
Ask Lois
Wednesday, 8 June 2022, 11-12pm
The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Sexual Consent Reforms) Bill 2021 has been passed by the NSW Parliament and will take effect on proclamation (expected to be in May 2022). This webinar presented by two senior solicitors from Women's Legal Service NSW will explain what the introduction of ‘affirmative consent’ really means. We will look at the history behind the amendments, how they may affect sexual assault reporting, as well as influence cultural change in responding to sexual assault.
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Webinar | Social Media & the Law
Justice Connect
On Demand
Cost $35-$60
In this webinar, Justice Connect will step you through the key legal risks for not-for-profit organisations that engage with social media, and how to manage these risks. It will cover Legal considerations when curating content, including confidentiality and intellectual property, defamation laws, personal information and privacy issues and how to manage content posted by others.
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Resources | Ask Lois
Women’s Legal Service NSW
Created and run by Women’s Legal Service NSW, Ask LOIS is a website providing a free legal online information service (LOIS) for community workers in NSW who are responding to women with legal needs. Ask LOIS provides a useful resource library and monthly webinars presented by solicitors and experts on a wide range of legal topics. 
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Information Sessions | Free Legal Talks for Community Workers
South West Sydney Legal Service
South West Sydney Legal Centre provides free legal services for disadvantaged and marginalised communities in the south west Sydney region. They regularly host free legal talks for community workers and their clients on how to understand and protect legal rights, how to avoid and address legal problems and how to get legal help.
For more information call 02 9601 7777 (Mon, Tue & Thu 10am-12pm), or visit their website.


Podcast | Renting Matters  
Legal Aid NSW and Tenants Union of NSW
Renting Matters is a new series which explores all aspects of tenancy and other living arrangements, such as boarding or lodging and living in a Land Lease Community in NSW. This series is a joint project between the Tenants’ Union of New South Wales and Legal Aid NSW. There is useful information in this episode about how community workers can help clients looking for a new place to live. This series is a joint project between the Tenants’ Union of New South Wales and Legal Aid NSW. Listen here »

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