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Know your legal rights – coming to a library near you

9 May 2019

Libraries around NSW are hosting free workshops as part of Law Week (13 to 19 May) with a focus on how best to avoid scams, and understanding your legal rights in relation to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The workshps, to be held in 40 public libraries across the state, are a collaboration
between the State Library of NSW, Legal Aid NSW, Community Legal Centres and NSW
Fair Trading.

According to Legal Aid NSW CEO Brendan Thomas, Law Week presents an ideal
opportunity to showcase key areas where legal assistance could make a significant and
positive impact.

“Legal Aid NSW is here to provide help in the areas of criminal, civil and family law for
everyone – but especially our most vulnerable and disadvantaged communities,” he said.
“We value our partnership with libraries, Community Legal Centres and other NSW
Government agencies.”

The State Library's Find Legal Answers service, a partnership with public libraries,
provides the community with up-to-date and reliable legal information to answer common
questions about the law.

State Librarian John Vallance said: “This important Law Week collaboration brings legal
service providers into local libraries to share their expertise and inform the community on
legal issues that impact on their everyday lives.”
There are two workshops available to libraries – Avoiding Scams and NDIS: how the law
can help.

Media Contact:
Legal Aid NSW: William Verity 0436 610 649

List of libraries and event details:
Avoiding Scams: Are you worried about sharing private information when you shop or
pay your bills online? Have you had a phone call telling you that you need to pay your tax
debt now or you’ll be arrested?

NDIS: how the law can help: Do you want to find out more about your legal rights and
the NDIS? What can you do if you’re not happy with a decision or a provider?

Wednesday 1 May: Tenterfield, NDIS, 2-3pm

Thursday 9 May: Moree, Scams, 11.30-12.30pm

Monday 13 May: Hornsby, Scams, 2-3pm
Lake Haven, NDIS 11am-12noon
Grafton, Scams, 11am-12noon

Tuesday 14 May: Tamworth, Scams, 2-3pm
Merrylands, Scams, 10-11am
Mosman, Scams, 11am-12noon
Casino, Scams, 12.30-1.30pm
Gunning, Scams, 2.30-3.30pm
Manly, NDIS, 2-3pm

Wednesday 15 May: Lithgow, Scams, 11am-12noon
Campbelltown, Scams, 10-11am
Lake Macquarie, NDIS, 5.30-6.30pm
Batemans Bay, Scams, 11am-12noon
Moruya, Scams, 3-4pm
Waverley, NDIS, 1-2pm
Warilla, Scams, 10.15-11.15am
Port Stephens, Scams, 2-3pm
Warringah Mall, Scams, 11.30am-12.30pm
Griffith, Scams, 11.00am-12noon

Thursday 16 May: Kempsey, NDIS, 10.30-11.30am
Narooma, Scams, 2-3pm
Ryde, NDIS, 10.30-11.30am
Shellharbour, NDIS, 10-11am
Wollongong, NDIS, 1-2pm
Chatswood, Scams, 11.30am-12.30pm
Manildra, NDIS, 10-11am
Orange, NDIS, 2-3pm
Goonellabah, Scams, 10.30-11.30am
Nowra, Scams, 11am-12noon

Friday 17 May: Rockdale,Scams, 10am-11am
Bowral, Scams, 10-11am
Penrith, NDIS, 2-3pm
Scone, NDIS, 2-3pm
Crookwell, Scams, 11am-12noon
Wagga Wagga, Scams, 10.30- 11.30am
Lismore, NDIS, 1.30-2.30pm
Albury, Scams, 10-11am
Lavington, NDIS, 1.30-2.30pm

Tuesday 21 May: Wellington, Scams, 10.30-11.30am

Thursday 23 May: Bathurst, Scams, 11.00am-12noon

Wednesday 5 June: Queanbeyan, Scams, 2-3pm

Wednesday 12 June: Canada Bay, NDIS, 10-11am