Welcome to r/auslaw!
This is a subreddit for Australians (or anyone interested in Australian law) to discuss matters relating to Australian law or of general legal interest. DO NOT REQUEST LEGAL ADVICE HERE OR OVER THE INTERNET GENERALLY.
Do you have a question about your career, your studies, legal clerkships or the legal industry? Please post your query in the Weekly Students, Careers & Clerkship thread that is stickied at the top of the subreddit
NO LEGAL ADVICE IS GIVEN IN THIS SUBREDDIT
Due to professional laws and regulations and a lot of other reasons, no one in this forum can give you legal advice and nothing said in this forum should be considered legal advice. Here's a post explaining why we can't give advice
The Australia legal resources mega-thread has been updated!
This thread should hopefully tell you who you can contact to help you.
Here is a link to the older version...
Note: if your post includes any of the following words, it is probably a request for legal advice.
"I need advice" / My "friend" needs advice.
"Is this legal?" / "Is this illegal?"
"What are my options?" / "What should I do?"
"What happens in this hypothetical scenario?"
"Can I sue or be sued?"
"What are my rights?" / "Am I liable?"
"Can X do Y?"
"How do I do X?"
"What does this law mean?" / "What laws apply to my situation?"
"Can someone explain this law to me?"
"I'm not looking for advice, I just want to know [insert one or more of the above]."
Current or threatened legal proceedings
It is strongly advised that you not post details of cases and any unique facts in relation to those cases that are being (or are likely to be) litigated and that may lead to your identity becoming known. Just because this is the internet does not mean the wrong person is not watching. This is for your own protection. Please do not hesitate to contact the mods if you are unsure of anything in this regard.
Dodgy legal theories
PLEASE DO NOT post links or advocate the use of pseudo-legal theories known as "Freeman on the land" or its various Australian incarnations, and promoted by David Icke, Max Igan and the like. Such links or posts will be removed and the moderators may impose bans if the circumstances warrant it. For a comprehensive review of these arguments and why they're wrong, see Meads v Meads  ABQB 571.
Don't be a dickhead
Be polite in this subreddit and try to treat all users with respect. Don't go off on political rants. Anti-vaxx nonsense is banned. The mods may hand out bans for breaches of the 'no dickhead' rule.
No anti-vaxx nonsense
Do not post anti-vaxx comments or misinformation about covid-19. We have a zero tolerance policy for those posts. You may be banned immediately.
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