Hot Topics

Hot Topics is a plain language series about recent changes and current debates in the law. Four issues are published each year, written by legal experts. All issues include case studies and sources of further information. Hot Topics is published by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW - find out more at: http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/hot_topics
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When is unfair treatment actually unlawful discrimination?    This Hot Topics looks at how the law defines discrimination, and details the areas covered by anti-discrimination law and the 'grounds' of discrimination.    Looks at sources of anti-discrimination law internationally and in Australia and how to make complaints. Hot Topics is published by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW - visit our website: http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au

When is unfair treatment actually unlawful discrimination? How does the law define discrimination?

Having a legal problem can be intimidating. You and Your Lawyer, an issue in the Hot Topics series, will help you to understand the role of lawyers, and the help provided by other organisations in the legal services sector.    It includes practical information about how to work with a lawyer, lawyers duties, ethics, costs and complaints. Hot Topics is produced by the Legal Information Access Centre, State Library of NSW. Find out more at http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/hot_topics/

Having a legal problem can be intimidating. You and Your Lawyer, an issue in the Hot Topics series, will help you to understand the role of lawyers, and the help provided by other organisations in the legal services sector. It includes practical information about how to work with a lawyer, lawyers duties, ethics, costs and complaints. Hot Topics is produced by the Legal Information Access Centre, State Library of NSW. Find out more at http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/hot_topics/

An overview of the elements of our system and how it developed, covering how law is made, what the law deals with and the roles of the legislature, judiciary and executive.    Information on the Australian legal system is rarely to be found in a single publication and in a reader-friendly accessible format. Hot Topics is published by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW. Visit our website for more information: http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au/hot_topics/

Information about law in Australia including hot topics, HSC research guides and LIAC crime library.

Australia is a signatory to the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This Hot Topics issue looks at who is defined as a 'refugee', their legal status, and Australia's obligations under international law.  Included are statistics, and sections on Australian laws and policies, case law and children in immigration detention. Hot Topics is published by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW - find out more at: http://www.legalanswers.sl.nsw.gov.au

Australia is a signatory to the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This issue looks at who is defined as a 'refugee', their legal status, and Australia's obligations under international law.

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Hot Topics Live! 2012 - panel discussion on Refugees. Hosted by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW.

2012 - panel discussion on Refugees. Hosted by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW.

Hot Topics Live! 2011 - panel discussion on Young people and crime at the State Library of NSW. Hosted by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW.

2011 - panel discussion on Young people and crime at the State Library of NSW. Hosted by the Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC), State Library of NSW.

Adam Spencer launches Hot Topic 36 : Human Genetic Information

Adam Spencer launches Hot Topic 36 : Human Genetic Information

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