Legal information about Australian immigration and general law for refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, educators, legal professionals and community workers.
Our resources are available in English and other key languages.
Family Violence Prevention
Men Managing Change - family peace-building messages made in Men’s Sheds
Micro-movies promoting peaceful ways to combat conflict and build family relationships. The videos emerged out of a two-year conversation with newly settled communities about preventing family violence, and workshops exploring men's understanding of their rights, cultural attitudes and change.
They are available in English and nine other languages.
- Adapt - strong men learning about equality
- Make it right - strength and control can be violence and break up your family
- Keep control - wise men avoid family violence
- Move on - men staying strong and respectful after separation
DV community dialogue - Help me!
'Help me!' is an educational kit that uses theatre to create safe ways to dialogue about family violence. Through exploring the characters and family dynamics in the drama, participants get to understand family violence more deeply, and create and test practical waysto respond.‘Help Me!‘ can be held as a workshop using the video and Facilitator’sGuide, or as a live ‘forum theatre’ performance.
Songs about preventing family violence
DV Help lines raps
Raps in different languages about domestic violence help lines for men and women.
Family Violence and Visas
Being granted permanent residency after separating from the sponsoring partner where there has been family violence, where there is a child of the relationship, or where the sponsoring partner has died.
Video fact sheet about the family violence provisions in the Migration Act 1994.
Protection visas - general information
Who can apply for a protection visa and what will happen after you make your application.
Information on how to write your statement for a protection visa application.
Key points to prepare for an interview with the Department of Home Affairs about a protection visa application.
Protection visas - Safe Haven Enterprise (SHEV) and Temporary Protection Visas (TPV)
What are Temporary Protection Visas and Safe Haven Enterprise Visas, how are they different from each other and how to decide which one to apply for?
How to re-apply for your protection visa before it expires and the differences between a Temporary Protection Visa and a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa.
Chart outlining the 'fast-track' visa application process.
How to apply for Centrelink benefits if you need financial help.
Summarised information on what your options are if your protection visa application has been rejected by the IAA
Detailed guide on what your options are if your protection visa application has been rejected by the IAA
Safe Haven Enterprise Visas conditions, what the 'SHEV pathway' is, and how to change from a Temporary Protection Visa to a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa.
Overview: visa cancellation for 'bad character' and ways to try to stop your visa from being cancelled.
Overview: visa cancellation on character and other grounds - abbreviated version.
Overview: detailed guide about visa cancellation or refusal on character grounds. Published in collaboration with the Immigration Advice and Rights Centre.
Overview: options for humanitarian visa holders to bring family into Australia.
Overview: information about applying for Australian citizenship.
Overview: information on citizenship delays and about giving accurate information when making an application.
Songs and videos
These songs and videos can help you prepare for the citizenship test:
Legal processes for family mediation, domestic violence, separation, divorce, overseas marriages, and property settlement.
Community workers' resources
Information for support workers working with our clients.
Risk management strategies when working with clients.
Useful information when helping clients who have lawyers.
Folk Law - Songs about everyday law
Folk Law' is a music CD and songbook with original songs about everyday law. The songs cover the legal system, shopping, buying cars, driving, renting, bullying, police, courts, family violence, work rights, resolving disputes, discrimination and citizenship.
- 'All together' - History of Australian Law (audio)
- All together' - History of Australian Law (music video)
- 'Making Law' - Law and Government (audio)
- 'Making Law' - Law and Government (music video)
- 'Law Rules'- Legal system (audio)
- 'Soul shoes'- Resolving disputes (audio)
- 'Consumer Rights' - Shopping (audio)
- 'Buyer Beware' - Shopping (audio)
- 'Money Dreams' - Credit, debt, budgeting (audio)
- 'Buying a car' - Shopping (audio)
- 'Storms' - Domestic violence (audio)
- 'Storms' - Domestic violence (music video)
- 'Take Care' - Bullying (audio)
- 'Beat the Rap' - Cops, crime, Courts (music video)
- 'Landlord' - Rental Rights (audio)
- "Work Rights' - Work (audio)
- 'Discrimination' - Human Rights (audio)
- 'Citizen' - Citizen Rights (audio)
You can also view or download:
Order a hard copy of the CD and the songbook by completing the order form and sending it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Law Rap - Law and Civics Education
Law Rap is a tool to help us be active and informed citizens, aware of everyday legal rights and responsibilities and how to practice them.
Family Peace - Learn law while learning English
Kit with resources for improving English language skills while learning about family law.
- Family Peace overview
- Bee's story 1
- Bee's story 2
- Language teaching activities
- Tools for parents
- Facilitator manual
- Key word worksheets
Community Law Kit
Kit with resources to learn English language and the law. It includes a reader CD, a Law Book and a Learning Resource that explore practical approaches to everyday legal problems through drama, music and story.
'Community Law Kit' is available through TAFE Queensland. You can read more about 'Community Law Kit' in this document.
Crime and courts
Our education resources contain legal information, not legal advice. If you need specific advice, see a registered migration agent or lawyer.
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