MHLC

 

Mental Health Legal Centre Inc.

Health Services, Legal Services, Associated Bodies, External publications about law

 

Health Services

 

Financial Services

  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
    The ACCC is Australia's competition regulator and national consumer law champion. 
  • Consumer Affairs Victoria
    Consumer Affairs Victoria is a business unit of the Department of Justice & Regulation, within the Victorian government. Their purpose is to help Victorians be responsible and informed businesses and consumers.
  • FIDO Credit Card Calculator
    The FIDO credit card calculator can show you the effect of making only minimum repayments and can help you find ways to pay off your card faster.
  • Debt Problems: The Law, Your Options
    Booklet produced by Victorian Legal Aid to assist people who owe money.
  • The Insurance Law Service - is a free legal service for anyone in Australia who would like advice on insurance law or in resolving a dispute with an insurer.

 

Legal Services

  • Victoria Legal Aid
    Regional Offices, Guidelines for Eligibility, Information, Publications
  • Villamanta
    A Victorian Community Legal Centre that works solely on disability related legal issues.
  • West Heidelberg Community Legal Service
    Provides Victims of Crime Tribunal Assistance to the Banyule community.
  • Darebin Community Legal Centre
    Provides legal advice about crimes compensation to people who live, work or study in the Darebin region.
  • Barwon Community Legal Service
    Provides advice about general legal matters, welfare rights and family violence to people who live in the Barwon / Geelong region.
  • Homeless Law 
    Homeless Law is a specialist legal service for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
  • Federation of Community Legal Centres
    Victorian Community Legal Centres and Concerns about the Law
  • Community Legal Service that specialises in Disability Discrimination Legislation
  • Victims of Crime 
    This is the official Victorian Government website for people affected by crime.
  • Multiple and Complex Needs Panel 
    The Multiple and Complex Needs Panel (MACN Panel) is a statutory body established under the Human Services (Complex Needs) Act. The MACN Panel has the power to authorise referrals to specialist housing, health and social services. 
  • Legal Referral Service
    The Law Institute Victoria’s legal referral service can help you locate a law firm suitable for your needs.
 

Associated Bodies

  • Mental Health Tribunal
    The Mental Health Tribunal is an essential safeguard under the Act to protect the rights and dignity of people with mental illness. The primary function of the Tribunal is to determine whether the criteria for compulsory mental health treatment as set out in the Mental Health Act 2014 apply to a person.
  • Mental Health Branch
    Includes Chief Psychiatrist's Guidelines and Program Management Circulars
  • VCAT (Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal)
    Guardianship and Administration, mediation options
  • Australian Human Rights Commission
    Information about disaility rights
  • Legal Services Commissioner
    Useful publication on 'Working with your Lawyer'. Includes tips such as preparation for your first meeting, questions about the lawyers expertise, costs etc. The website is also the gateway for making a complaint about a Victorian lawyer.

Other Agencies' Publications about Law relevant to Mental Health

 



Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria







Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria
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