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Fines, debt and money

Are you in debt, considering bankruptcy or does someone owe you money? Do you have unpaid fines?


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Guided pathways are self-help tools that aim to help you resolve your legal problems. Guided pathways available: Mortgage Stress, Unpaid Council Rates, Recovering Money, Resolving Fencing Disputes, Being Chased for Money, Problems with Utilities, FineFixer NSW, Traffic Offences, Motor Vehicle Accidents Problem Solver.


This guide is published by the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. It has detailed information on social security law, including income and assets, rates and payment methods, and income management.


This guide explains what you can do if you are owed money, or if someone is chasing you for money.​

A guide to dealing with fines including types of fines, reviews, going to court, applying for a WDO (Work and Development Order), licence suspensions and SDRO Annulment Applications.

A guide to dealing with disputes about goods, including getting your goods back, being chased for goods, and going to court. It includes sample forms and letters.


This looseleaf service has detailed information on topics including social security legislation, pensions, family payments, newstart, mature age and youth allowances, reviews, and appeals.

Looking for more? The State Library has a wealth of legal information in its collections. Try searching our various resources to find more.

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