Useful Web Links


Anti-Discrimination Board  The Anti-Discrimination Board of NSW is part of the NSW Attorney General's Department. It administers the anti-discrimination laws including discrimination based upon your sex or sexuality.

HREOC
 Working towards an Australian society where human rights are for everyone, everywhere, everyday.

 

AVP Lesbian and Gay Anti-Violence project helping to stop homophobic violence, you can make a report on-line if you have experienced homophobia including verbal and physical violence.

GLITF Gay & Lesbian Immigration Task Force. The primary aim of GLITF is to assist the foreign partners of Australian lesbians and gay men to migrate to Australia.

 

SSDV Same Sex Domestic Violence - Another Closet, information, advice and support

OTHER LEGAL & SUPPORT

INFORMATION

AROUND SEXUALITY

 

2009 Edition

A guid for lesbians and gay to understand their legal rights and where legal rights are different from hetrosexuals.  This booklet covers areas including adoption, superannuation, property rights, social security, relationship recognition and age of consent.

Understanding Your Legal Rights 2009 pdf

 

ICLC

inner city legal centre

PO Box 368, Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Suite 6, 66 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

tel    (02) 9332 1966

fax   (02) 9360 5941

 

'Inner City Legal Centre (ICLC) provides a state-wide advice, casework, information and referral service for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients in a range of legal issues.

 People wishing to make an appointment for these services can call ICLC on (02) 9332 1966.

 A GLBT advice session is run at the centre every week. People wishing to access this service should call to make an appointment. ICLC also offers phone advice for GLBT clients living in rural and regional New South Wales. Examples of legal services offered by ICLC for GLBT clients include: 

  • advice about GLBT de facto relationships, including property issues;
  • advice around GLBT harassment, discrimination and vilification;
  • advice about domestic violence and apprehended violence orders;
  • wills, powers of attorney and enduring guardianships;
  • superannuation;
  • advice about applications for victims compensation;
  • unfair dismissal;
  • privacy and confidentiality
  • parenting, children and other family law issues.

 As a community legal centre, ICLC also provides community legal education and undertakes law reform and legal policy work on behalf of GLBT clients.

 Please contact the Centre for any further information.'

GLLO Police Officers - Gay & Lesbian Liasion Officers, NSW Police

Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLO officers) are police officers located throughout the state that are specially trained to address gay and lesbian issues. The GLLO Program is central to the NSW Police Force's response to anti-gay/lesbian violence. GLLOs assist gay men and lesbians in their local area with matters including anti-gay/lesbian violence, harassment and domestic violence. GLLOs consult with gay and lesbian community groups to foster confidence in the NSW Police Force and encourage reporting of homophobic violence and crimes. GLLOs also assist in developing and implementing local and corporate initiatives to reduce and prevent anti-gay/lesbian violence and are responsible for improving the understanding of fellow officers about gay and lesbian issues.

GLLO Officers can be found at the following Police Stations: Wollongong [phone: (02) 4295 2687 or (02) 4226 7899 or contact Stacee Young directly on 4226 7840]; Warilla [phone: (02) 4295 2699]; Nowra [phone: (02) 4421 9699]