What's the law? Australian law for new arrivals is a free education kit for use in English language classes and in community settings. It was published in October 2011 by Legal Aid Commissions around Australia.
The kit explores the real stories of migrants and refugees, from buying a car, to learning about road rules and renting a house. Viewers can learn about the law through stories about police, family issues and dealing with Centrelink. To access the individual videos click the titles below:
- Car accident
- Buying a car
- Child protection
- Family law
- Family violence
Who should use this kit?
The kit can be used by teachers, educators and community workers who work with migrants and refugees. It is designed to be used in English classes, but can easily be used in other community education settings.
What does the kit contain?
The kit includes a DVD if 10 simple English photo-stories about common legal problems that people newly arrived in Australia may encounter. It also includes:
- activity sheets to build students' comprehension and reinforce key messages
- answer sheets, including notes for teachers about how to use the kit.
How will it help new arrivals?
The stories, based on real life experiences, will engage viewers using simple messages and interesting graphics. Watching the stories will help new arrivals:
- get simple information about common legal issues
- recognise and avoid legal problems
- know where to get free legal help if they need it
- build their English language skills.
For more information or to order copies of an education kit aimed at adult ESL learners please contact us at email@example.com.
Last updated: 03/07/2012