Australian Electoral Commission

Australian Electoral Commission
How to enrol - voting - electoral boundaries - elections - political parties. Information on enrolling and voting in community languages.

Domestic violence - staying home, leaving violence

Family & Community Services (NSW)
An excellent website for women experiencing domestic violence. Explains services provided - for Aboriginal women - same-sex relationships - women with disabilities - children - financial issues - long term violence - women's refuges - internet safety - help with difficult decisions - legal protections - AVOs - emergency services - sexual assault - important contact details. Includes a short video.
Staying home leaving violence - provides support to let you stay in your home.
Information in community languages.

So you want the violence to stop. Advice about domestic violence and help at court

Legal Aid New South Wales
About the Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Services - AVOs - help with going to court - court orders - support available.
Available in Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian, Farsi, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Macedonian.

Unfair treatment - your rights

Anti-Discrimination Board (NSW)
What to do if you have been discriminated against - in easy English. A pdf factsheet.

Centrelink website

Centrelink
Payments for carers - families - Indigenous Australians - job seekers - older Australians - people with disability - rural and remote Australians - students and trainees - visa holders.
Information in community languages.

Asylum explained: a guide to the process of seeking asylum in Australia

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Who is a refugee? - Refugee Convention - how to apply for protection - Protection Visa - migration agents - Refugee Review Tribunal - Judicial Review - Ministerial Appeal - if you arrived by boat. Explanations in many community languages.

Moneysmart - Borrowing & credit

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Borrowing basics - credit cards - debit cards - home loans - car loans - small amount loans - payday loans - managing debts - other types of credit - consumer credit regulation.
Information available in community languages.

Your review rights under the GIPA Act

Information and Privacy Commission NSW
Information about the right to request a review of certain decisions made by government agencies about the release of information under the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act).

Advice about your visa if you've been hurt or harmed by your partner

Legal Aid New South Wales
Your partner cannot cancel your visa - contact information for legal advice and assistance.
Also available in Arabic, Assyrian, Darsi/Farsi, Bengali, Hindi, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Khmer, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese.

Using a registered migration agent

Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority
Information about using the service of a migration agent - what a migration agent does, how to choose one, and resolving disputes with an agent. Available in many community languages including Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Karen, Korean, Malay, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Sinhalese, Tamil, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese.

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