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Child protection case planning
Ticketing inspector complaints
School suspension, expulsion and discipline
Discrimination in- shopping centres, public transport, police
Consumer: mobile phone contracts
Victim compensation, personal injuries (suing someone)
Police questioning on the street or at the police station
Victims of crime
Violence in a relationship
Going to Court
Parents splitting up
Wanting to leave home
Advice at VLA offices across Victoria http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/298.htm
VLA Legal Information Service
Legal Aid is not available for all types of matters, but is available for :
If legal aid isn’t available (or is too inflexible to meet the client’s needs) free legal services maybe available at CLCs.
Sunshine Youth Legal Centre at Visy Cares Hub, Sunshine, 9091-8200.
Refugee Immigration Legal Centre: 03 9483 1140, www.rilc.org.au
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre: T: (03) 9326 6066, www.asrc.org.auEmployment law issues - Job Watch Inc. : 03 9662 1933, www.job-watch.org.au
Tenancy issues: Tenants Union of Victoria: 03 9416 2577, www.tuv.org.au
Consumer law (debt/ contracts) Consumer Action Law Centre: 03 9629 5088, www.consumeraction.org.au
Muslim Legal Services Victoria Inc. (03) 9386 6804, [email protected]
Abdi, a 15 year old boy, born in Somalia, visits the local shopping centre with a few mates, and they hang outside the games arcade.
The boys are making a lot of noise joking and carrying on. They are warned by the security guards that if they continue they will have to leave or the police will be called.
One of the shops in the centre has been robbed in the last ten minutes.
10 minutes later the police arrive and approach Abdi and his friends and demand that they show them what is in their bag and pockets.
Abdi gets angry and tells the tells police to ‘get lost’, and pushes them away.
Police say they are arresting Abdi for resisting arrest & take him to the local police station.
While waiting in custody, Abdi’s dad arrives. Police called him to attend the interview.
Abdi and his dad have a bad relationship and Abdi did not want him to know.