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Let's talk: Australian law and you

Let's talk is a community legal education package about the Australian law and legal system. It can be delivered to people who have recently arrived in Australia in order to give them an overview of the Australian legal system.

The Let’s talk community legal education package aims to assist lawyers and other people who deliver training to recent arrivals on Australian law. The content has been developed for people who have lived in Australia for less than 5 years.

The materials are designed to be easily understood by people who are not familiar with the Australian legal system and who may have difficulty speaking and understanding English. The resources are designed for an audience with level 1 and pre-English literacy and numeracy.

The package has been designed for flexibility and can be tailored to meet the specific education requirements of a particular group. Mix and match the modules and the activities to fit in with the length of the session and the needs of participants.

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Let’s talk bookmarks can be handed out to your workshop participants.  They can be ordered from: http://www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/publications/order-a-publication

Let’s talk photo activity: Use the Let’s Talk photo activity to download and copy the photos for this activity. Use these photos where the flashcards are mentioned in the speaker’s notes.

Where to get more information

For more information please contact the Community Legal Education Branch at Legal Aid NSW at cle@legalaid.nsw.gov.au

If you need the videos used in this package in a different format, for example MP4, please contact us. Also contact us if you would like to suggest any changes to the package.

To book a Let's talk workshop for your students or group please submit this on-line form.

Related workshop

My rights at work: Australian law and you. This workshop covers many legal employment issues that recent arrivals to Australia may encounter.

It is for people who have been in Australia for less than 5 years and who attend Adult Migrant English Programs, job seeker programs or other groups run by settlement services.

Let’s talk was completed in October 2015.  It provides an overview of Australian law and legal system and is not a detailed examination of the law.  You may copy print, distribute, download or otherwise freely deal with this work for a non-profit purpose as long as the original meaning is kept and Legal Aid NSW is acknowledged as the owner.

To reproduce or modify this work for any other purpose, please request permission from Legal Aid NSW. Let’s talk is a general guide to the law and should not be relied on for legal advice. It is recommended that you talk to a lawyer about your particular situation.