Discrimination

Where to find legal advice and assistance for your discrimination issue. Disability Discrimination Disability Discrimination Legal Service is a specialist community legal centre which provides advice and assistance in relation to disability discrimination. AED Legal Centre is a specialist community legal centre which provides advice and assistance in relation to disability discrimination in employment or…

Centrelink payments

Where to find legal advice and/or assistance for your Centrelink problem: Social Security Rights Victoria (SSRV) is a community legal centre that provides free legal services in relation to Social Security and Centrelink matters to people across Victoria. You can also contact Victoria Legal Aid, particularly for Robodebt issues. Some Community Legal Centres (CLCs) provide assistance with…

Contract and consumer issues

Need assistance with a contract or consumer issue? Consumer Action Law Centre is a specialist community legal centre that provides assistance with these types of matters. Consumer Action’s experts can assist with a wide range of consumer law problems, including disputes about: defective goods the supply of services banking bankruptcy consumer leases (including “rent to buy”)…

AAT rejects NDIS Independent Assessment

Joint media release: Villamanta Disability Rights Legal Service Inc and Gippsland Disability Advocacy Incorporated AAT rejects NDIS Independent Assessment In a recent decision the Administrative Appeals Tribunal has commented on the NDIA’s use of an independent assessor, stating “this type of therapist is not appropriately qualified” (for the purposes of disgnosis) and that the assessor’s…

MEDIA RELEASE

Advocacy support for Disability Royal Commission now available throughout Victoria 19/8/2020 People with disability living in Victoria who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation can now access free and independent advocacy support. Around 4.4 million Australians have disability and research shows they are more likely to experience violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation than people…

Intervention orders

There are two types of intervention orders: Family Violence intervention orders; and Personal Safety Intervention orders There is useful information about them on the Victoria Legal Aid website and the Magistrates Court website (which explains how to make an application). Villamanta does not provide assistance in relation to intervention orders, (with the exception of clients…