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Specialise in helping people with social security and student assistance matters. Most will help you (at no cost) to deal with Centrelink, the Social Security Appeals Tribunal and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Many community legal centres give free advice and assistance on social security and student assistance matters.
The national peak council of the community welfare sector in Australia. It gives a voice to low income and disadvantaged people in social and economic policy matters.
Make legal aid available at a reasonable cost to the community.
Comprehensive and integrated access to Australian Government information and services.
The government agency delivering a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community.
Investigates complaints about Australian government departments and agencies.
Responsible for a broad range of social policy issues affecting Australian society and the living standards of Australian families, communities and individuals.
Responsible for carrying out government policy and implementing programs to fulfill Australia's obligations to war veterans, members of the Australian Defence Force and their dependants.
Provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian government and some non-government bodies.
A national body comprising Commonwealth, State and Territory and New Zealand tribunals.
Jurisdiction includes administrative law, family law and child support. The court shares those jurisdictions with the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Court of Australia.
Jurisdiction covers almost all civil matters arising under Australian federal law and some summary criminal matters.
Highest court in the Australian judicial system.
The Migration Review Tribunal and the Refugee Review Tribunal provide an independent and final merits review of decisions made in relation to visas to travel to, enter or stay in Australia. The MRT reviews decisions made in respect of general visas (e.g. visitor, student, partner, family, business, skilled visas) and the RRT deals with decisions made in respect of protection (refugee) visas.
Reviews decisions about Repatriation pensions (other than Service Pensions) and attendant allowance. It is independent of the Repatriation Commission and the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Provides access to clear, understandable, user-friendly information about the Australian legal system and the government organisations that are part of the Australian legal system.
Provides access to the full text of Australian legislation and court and tribunal judgments and decisions.
Provides access to documentary resources relating to Australia and the Australian people, either through the National Library of Australia or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers.