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Being treated fairly

 

Complaints

Most organisations have complaints bodies or procedures. This includes the police, telecommunication services and health. More... 

 

    

Discrimination

There are state and federal laws to protect against some forms of discrimination. Complaints can be made to the Equal Opportunity Commission WA or the Australian Human Rights Commission. More...

 

Elder abuse

If you are an older person who has friends or family who are using your money or property without permission or isolating your from friends or making threats or in some other way causing you harm you may find this information helpful. More... 

 

Privacy and freedom of information

There are state and federal laws to provide access to government files. Federal law also protects privacy in the collection, use and storage of personal information about people. More...

 

Rights for young people

Find information here about your rights in a range of situations. More...

 

Social media - be careful what you say or send!

There are many potential problems in the use of social media, such as Facebook. Some of these are covered here. More... 

 

Things people say

Offensive comments may not be defamatory. What can you do about threats or verbal abuse or social network abuse that may be bullying or racial harassment? More...

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse   

The Royal Commission will look into how institutions with a responsibility for children have managed and responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse. More...

 

Sex and consent

The law in WA sets clear age limits for when you can legally have sex. More...

 

 

Selfies

Sending a selfie is a pretty common way to communicate with your friends, but if the picture you send shows anyone under 18 who is nude, semi-nude, or in a sexy pose, then you are committing a crime. More...

Cyber bullying

Bullying is never OK. This includes bullying over the internet or through using a mobile phone. In the most severe cases, bullying behaviours can be treated as a crime. More...

 

Below the Belt: Sex, Selfies and Cyber bullying

Below the Belt: Sex Selfies and Cyber bullying is an Android phone app that has free legal information for young people across Australia about sex and consent, sending sexy pics (sexting) and cyber bullying. More...

 

 

 

Last reviewed: 30/10/2014

Last Modified: 30/10/2014

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The material displayed on this page is intended for information only. If you have a legal problem, you should see a lawyer. Legal Aid Western Australia believes that the information provided is accurate, however does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions.