This video gives a nice overview of what a community legal centre is and the how we can help you.
Peel Community Legal Services are seeking contributions from clients and other interested parties to prepare a submission to the State Government to suggest changes to the Residential Tenancy Act 1987. Tenants within the Peel region are invited to provide feedback and ideas of amendments to the Act that may support a more equitable system that benefits both Tenants and owners. The information provided by those directly involved in Tenancy is important to ensure the Department has access to stories and practical examples of issues and solutions/suggestions as part of the review. PCLS have prepared a number of questions and these are provided on the survey. Please answer completely. We encourage you to answer frankly and honestly and take this opportunity to have your opinions and ideas included in our submission to decision makers. Click here to participate in the survey.Read more
Vale – Karen Merrin March 19, 2019 The Community Legal Sector in Western Australia and around Australia is mourning the loss of one of our champions, Karen Merrin. Karen passed away on Monday morning after a long battle with cancer. From: https://www.communitylaw.net/single-post/2019/03/19/Vale—Karen-Merrin She commenced work as an advocate in the sector at the Welfare Rights and Advocacy Service in 1994. Karen was the project officer responsible for the establishment of the Northern Suburbs Community Legal Centre (NSCLC) in Mirrabooka and was appointed as the inaugural manager in 1996. She stayed with NSCLC until her retirement a few weeks ago. During her tenure at the NSCLC it has grown from very modest beginnings over the last 23 years to be a thriving community legal service assisting thousands of community members every year from three centres – Mirrabooka, Joondalup and in the North East Corridor, employing over 20 staff and providing a broad range of community legal services. Karen was an innovator, designing and delivering new services to meet their clients’ needs. She was an advocate for building strong networks and partnerships with the community, community organisations and all levels of government. Karen believed that better results were achieved for clients and the community by working collaboratively. Through collaborative partnerships and advocacy Karen was involved in: establishing the Tenants Advice Service, and subsequently, Tenancy WA; establishing the opportunity forRead more
Your Toolkit helps women and their families facing financial or other domestic abuse become empowered through increased skills and knowledge. Supporting them on their journey to an independent, confident and safe life. Your Toolkit can be accessed here https://www.yourtoolkit.com.auRead more
iRentWA has been developed for renters in Western Australia based on residential tenancy laws to give tenants information about their rights and responsibilities as well as handy tools to help throughout a tenancy. This may be helpful for some tenants especially those who have English as a second language. iRentWA is now available in 5 languages: Arabic Chinese (simplified) Italian Korean Vietnamese You can use iRentWA to: easily calculate the maximum amount you might have to pay a landlord before moving in; save photos of mandatory property condition reports, rental receipts and items that need maintenance or repair; set reminders to help you to keep track of rent payment deadlines, routine inspections and proper notice periods; get information on the forms you and your landlord must use; and find out where to get help DMIRS does not collect or record personal or location information generated by the iRentWA app unless you send it in Feedback.Read more
If so, Wanslea Family Services invites you to participate in a survey developed by Edith Cowan University, and funded by Lotterywest. You will have a chance to win a $200 gift card to thank you for your participation. The research aims to gain a better understanding of service delivery and provide more effective support to the rapidly growing number of grandparents who have full-time care of their grandchildren. The survey is available online at https://tinyurl.com/grandcarer or if you prefer a hard copy please contact Liz at ECU – 6304 2227 or Denise at Wanslea – 9245 2441.Read more
Christmas is coming and the school holidays, hot weather, a very expensive time for most people and families. It is important that you do not fail to pay your rent due to mounting bills, seek help, Peel CLS can support you through this time, call Peel CLS on 9581 4511 for an appointment. If you are having issues, speak to your property manager or lessor as soon as possible. Let them know you are seeking help to rectify the issue and keep to any repayment promises you make. If our office is closed and you need urgent advice call Tenancy WA, or have a look at their website for rent arrears/eviction fact sheets. Sadly this is the time of year we see an increase in evictions, remember owners have to pay their mortgage and maybe suffering hardship as well, not all owners can wait financially for you to “catch up”. The agencies listed below may also be able to help you. West Aus 95829920 St Vincent de Paul (Davey Street 10am – 1pm) 95359035 Tenancy WA 9221 0088 Crisis care 1300 362 072 The Community Kitchen 26 Sutton Street Mandurah Citizen Advice Bureau – WA No Interest Loan Scheme – Mewburn Centre Sholl Street Mandurah Department of Consumer Protection (DMIR) 1300 304 054 (also have fact sheets on website) PCLS advise on tenancy, family law etc., and is a free service for people on low incomes.Read more
Make it possible to buy something now and pay it off in fortnightly instalments. Unlike layby, you’ll get the product right away, whether you’re shopping online or in-store. And in the best of scenarios, you’ll pay nothing more. This method is quickly gaining popularity in Australia. It’s been used by more than 1.5 million customers to buy approximately a billion dollars’ worth of stuff. Most of the purchases will be paid in fortnightly instalments. With Afterpay missing an instalment results in a $10 fee zipPay, any balance remaining at the end of each month attracts a $5 fee. These late fees may sound low, but they can be very high relative to the value of your purchases – far higher in fact, than interest on a credit card.and, if you fail to make the repayment within a week, another $7 fee will be charged. Missing all of the repayments on a pair of $100 jeans then has the potential to put you back an additional $68. Importantly they don’t perform a credit check when you sign up. This makes it different to other forms of credit as there’s no check to see if it suits your needs. It also differs by not charging interest. If you meet all of the repayments, there are no additional costs. This makes it more attractive than payday loans. CCLSWA think it’s financially better to save up for a purchase to make sureRead more