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Those seeking information on the law may find it hard to get started. The following links can be of some assistance.

Please be aware that the following links may specifically relate to South Australian law and may be of no assistance to those in interstate jurisdictions. These links are administered by organisations that are not affiliated with Riverland Community Legal Service and Riverland Community Legal Service takes no responsibility for their contents. Persons with legal disputes are urged to seek qualified legal advice wherever available.

The Law Handbook Online РAdministered by the Legal Services Commission, the Law Handbook provides an overview of many of the most common legal issues, presented in simple easy-to-follow language. There are also a number of publications on the Legal Services Commission website which offer easy to follow advice in a concise format, with topics raging from fence disputes to intervention orders.

Austlii – A free-to-use online searchable database that provides access to many Australian legal documents, including legislation, past judgments, law reform submissions, parliamentary bills, journal articles and more. Austlii covers all Australian jurisdictions and so users are advised to take care to ensure they are not viewing interstate materials. See Austlii’s User Guide for more information.

South Australian Legislation – The official compilation of South Australian legislative materials, compiling past and current Acts, Regulations, Bills, Proclamations and Notices.

ComLaw – The official compilation of Commonwealth (Australia-wide) legislative materials.

Parliament of South Australia Hansard – An official online searchable database of the debates and proceedings of the Parliament of South Australia.

Parliament of Australia Hansard – An official online searchable database of the debates and proceedings of the Parliament of Australia.

Courts Administration Authority – The official website of the South Australian Courts Administration Authority. See Case Lists for the day’s Court listings, Rules and Forms for Court materials and Going to Court for a guide for those appearing in Court for the first time.

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