From the official media release:
Attorney General, Robert McClelland, today launched an innovative new website as part of a comprehensive package of measures to improve access to justice in the community.
“Increasingly, the experience of ordinary Australians dealing with the justice system is marked by confusion and complexity. People often don’t understand legal events, what to do or where to seek assistance, while many are excluded because information is complicated or simply difficult to find,” Mr McClelland said.
The new website, located at www.accesstojustice.gov.au, will provide all Australians with seamless access to information about legal assistance and related services in their local area.
“All people need to do is punch in their postcode or suburb and they will get comprehensive information and contact details of local legal services such as Legal Aid, Community Legal Centres, Family Relationship Centres, and Dispute Resolution Services.”
“The website will also provide a link to lawyers who operate in each State and Territory as well as relevant laws to enable people to understand their options early, in order to prevent or resolve their disputes before they escalate or become entrenched.”