Family Law Information Online

Posted on May 29, 2013. Filed under: Reference | Tags: , |

family law handbook

Chapters 1 and 2 of the Family law handbook are now available online. See them here. You can also find it via the Find Legal Answers subject pathway under the Family, Relationships and Children subject box.

Chapters 1 and 2 give an overview of the family law system and cover important areas such as grounds for divorce and separation under one roof.

Hot Topics: The Families Hot Topic (no.82) is now also available online in full text.  Find it via the pathway, or here.



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Mental Health Rights Manual: online

Posted on July 1, 2011. Filed under: Books, Reference | Tags: , |

The State Library LIAC team has just added the NSW Mental Health Rights Manual to their website. 

You will find it on the Find Legal Answers site under Health – Mental Health, from the subject headings on the home page.

It is also available on the Mental Health Coordinating Council site.

It is an online publication only.  “Written in plain language, the manual is an invaluable readily accessible resource, bringing together vital information crucial to anyone having to navigate the mental health system, enabling them to become acquainted with their rights, the legal and service system, and access support and guidance.”  It will certainly be an invaluable resource for any clients needing information in this area.

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Sites sites sites!

Posted on November 26, 2010. Filed under: Web sites | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

A selection of sites I have added this month to our Delicious account: is an Australian blog about digital publishing, e-reading, related gadgets and the future of the book

Birds Australia offers loads information and resources on Australian birds.

Bike Map – Penrith ~ Windsor ~ Blue Mountains from the RTA, pdf download of the cycleway map for Penrith, Windsor and the Blue Mountains

RTA cycleway maps Links to pdf downloadable cycleway maps in metropolitan and regional NSW.

blekko Search engine with results tweaked by humans to hopefully reduce links to spam pages: you can tilt your search results in the direction you like by using a category of bias, like ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative.’ Categorisation lists are applied by appending a ‘slashtag.’

NSW Multicultural Health Free downloadable multilingual health information in up to 45 languages

Early exlorers in Australia (eBook) From log-books and journals, this book by Ida Lee was first published in 1925. A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook

Vaughan Evans Digital Library: Australian National Maritime Museum The Vaughan Evans Library is the research library of the Australian National Maritime Museum. Access electronic magazines, books and registers of shipping via their digital library

Friends of Blackheath Pool and Memorial Park The blog of the Friends of Blackheath Pool & Memorial Park

Legal Books Online A selection of up-to-date legal information books available online, page maintained by Find Legal Answers, a service of State Library of NSW. Includes selected chapters from the latest edition of the Law Handbook.

artfiles: Artfiles is the key portal to the world of the arts in Western Sydney. Information on artists, cultural organisations, art funding and education in the region. Includes Blue Mountains information.

climatechange2010.pdf: The Science of Climate Change – Q & A,  from the Australian Academy of Science 2010.

The Naked Scientists Online: Science Podcast and Science Radio Show. The Naked Scientists are a media-savvy group of physicians and researchers from Cambridge University who use radio, live lectures, and the Internet to strip science down to its bare essentials, and promote it to the general public

Study Search Australia An Australian customised educational search engine for students with primary and secondary options.


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Acts and Cases on Find Legal Answers website

Posted on November 12, 2010. Filed under: Reference | Tags: , |

The Find Legal Answers team at the State Library has recently revamped the Legal Research pages on the Find Legal Answers website.

They have removed the Acts & Cases tab and all legislation and cases are now under the Legal Research tab. The first page links to online Acts for NSW, Commonwealth and other states, as well as court reports.

The State Library’s holdings of printed legislation and cases are also listed. They will be gradually adding more material to it such as parliamentary papers and government gazettes.

These changes will be covered in the yearly Find Legal Answers awareness training for permanent staff to be held in February next year.

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Human Rights and Babies

Posted on March 17, 2010. Filed under: Books, Reference | Tags: , , |

Titles recently added to our Reference collection

Human rights in Australia

This is part of our Find Legal Answers collection. It offers a comprehensive collection of international, Australian and comparative human rights materials. Includes each federal, State and Territory anti-discrimination laws as well as important High Court cases on a range of human rights issues. Useful for HSC Legal Studies: Human Rights.

Held in the Springwood Reference Collection.

75,000+ Baby Names for the 21st Century

This is the largest collection of baby names available in Australia (and possibly the world!).
Modern, traditional and global names are represented to give new parents a culturally diverse and imaginative range of baby names. Each name has an easy-to-understand meaning and includes the widest array of spelling variations. Names have been taken from 220 different languages, from continents Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia, to island nations Western Samoa and Fiji to create a totally comprehensive selection. As well as modern creative names, the ancient languages are all well represented including some exotic choices from Assyrian to Gothic or Phoenician. Available at all branches in Reference.


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Legal Books Online

Posted on December 2, 2009. Filed under: Reference | Tags: , |

Three Tool Kit titles have been put on the Find Legal Answers website in full text. The three titles are:

“Defend yourself: facing a charge in court”

“Guilty your honour: representing yourself in NSW when charged with drink driving”

“Guide to wills and estates”
This is an updated version of chapters 1 and 2 of “Rest assured: a legal guide to wills, estates and funerals”

Check the books out at:

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New LIAC/Find Legal Answers web site

Posted on September 9, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

LIAC or Find Legal Answers has now revamped their web site. The address is . Please adjust your bookmarks if you had the old web site bookmarked as the old site will disappear in a few weeks. The site has been to the Recommended Sites.
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