Topic "Legal Issues" in Karen - total 21 documentsTitle: Avoiding scams
Summary: A scam is a trick developed by unscrupulous people to steal your money or personal information. This resource lists the types of scams and gives advice on how to protect yourself and what you can do to take action against scams.
Title: Buying a car
Summary: This information will help you make the right decisions when buying a car.
Title: Collection of personal information for the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP)
Summary: The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) service providers collect personal information for the Department of Education and Training. The information collected could be disclosed to other agencies or organisations. This information lists the organisations that have access to your data.
Title: Complaints und the Racial Discrimination Act
Summary: The Racial Discrimination Act makes it against the law to treat you unfairly because of your race, colour, descent, national or ethnic origin or immigrant status. This fact sheet explains when the law is used, what racial discrimination and racial hatred are, when the offensive behaviour is against the law and what you can do if you experience discrimination or racial hatred.
Title: Consent to disclose medical information (bilingual version)
Summary: This form is used to confirm that you consent to your treating health professionals and/or health providers disclosing relevant information about your disability or medical conditions to the Australian Government Department of Human Services (the department), or assessors engaged by the department.
Summary: Door-to-door sales may include people who are trying to sell household goods, offering to do repairs to the house or asking you to change gas, electricity, telephone or internet providers.
Title: Get legal help (eSafety Women Guide 5)
Summary: You can get legal help if technology is being used to abuse, control or frighten you. This guide explains what behavour is illegal, how to collect evidence and where you can get legal advice.
Title: Human Rights in Australia for families (Video)
Summary: This is an animated film on Human Rights in Australia.
Title: Making a complaint with the Victorian Department of Health
Summary: If you are dissatisfied with any service provided, contracted, funded or regulated by the Department of Health you can make a complaint. This fact sheet explains the process you can follow on making the complaint.
Title: Mobile phone contracts - tips for consumers
Summary: What you need to know and consider before and after you sign a mobile phone contract.
Title: Money management kit: for community settlement workers
Summary: The kit was developed for community settlement workers who work with new arrivals. It can also be used by teachers and welfare and healthcare professionals who provide general financial literacy education, or teach English as a second language. The money management kit contains factsheets, audio stories and photo stories. It includes the following topics: Household budgets, saving money, paying bills, contracts, insurance, debt, working in Australia, credits, types of credits
Title: My health records - my rights
Summary: What are my rights? Under Victorian law, you have the right to know what health information is held about you, how and why it was collected and what it’s being used for. You can ask to see your health information and change it if it’s incorrect. You can also ask to have your health information sent to another health service provider. If these requests are refused, you deserve a written explanation.
Title: Renting in Victoria: bonds (video)
Summary: This short video explains what a bond is when renting a property
Title: Renting in Victoria: condition reports (video)
Summary: This short video explains the purpose of a condition report when renting a property.
Title: Renting in Victoria: repairs (video)
Summary: This short video explains who has to pay for damage repairs and within what timeline when renting a property.
Title: Renting in Victoria: starting and ending a lease (video)
Summary: A short one minute video on how to start and end a lease when renting a property.
Title: Travelling con men
Summary: Travelling con men are dodgy tradesmen who knock on doors of homes and small businesses.
Title: Underquoting: new laws help home buyers decide if the price is right
Summary: New underquoting laws aim to keep agents honest and give buyers a fair go in an open and transparent property market.
Title: Understanding ombudsmen and making a complaint
Summary: This fact sheet is designed to help refugee and migrant women living in Victoria, and the community services that work with them, to better understand the Ombudsmen’s services. Whether we are able to understand and use the financial systems in Australia and take part in the economy affects our health, safety and wellbeing.
Title: What if you do not agree with a decision (bilingual version)
Summary: If you do not agree with a decision about your entitlements, you have the right to ask for a review of the decision.
Title: Working with your lawyer
Summary: This fact sheet offers tips to help you to develop and maintain a positive and productive relationship with your lawyer.
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