Community Law Manual 2017-2018: A practical guide to everyday New Zealand Law
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The Community Law Manual is an easy-to-read, practical guide to everyday New Zealand law. Everyone who works with high-needs people in vulnerable communities needs this resource. Help yourself to help others by making sure you have the most recent copy of the Community Law Manual....
This edition has had a lot of legal work - to keep pace with rapid law change and to continue to refocus on law that's most useful for our most vulnerable. It has a brand new chapter on Immigration and we have rewritten several other chapters to make them even more practical and accessible.
Immigration is a new chapter which sets out information about the often confusing Immigration system in New Zealand. Immigration law is notoriously complicated and policies can change really often, making it difficult for refugees, immigrants and community workers to keep up. This year, the manual has untangled NZ immigration law so you don't have to. Our brand new chapter explains how New Zealand's immigration system works, with content about: applying for visas, how to claim refugee status, deportation, what your options are if you're here illegally, when and how you can challenge decisions by Immigration NZ and more.
Every year, we update the manual to make sure it is legally accurate and this year we have taken in multiple changes to the law, including changes to our child protection laws which have now been broadened to include 17 year olds, changes requiring smoke alarms in rental properties, and the reclassification of NBOMe synthetic drugs (N-Bombs).
We've overhauled our Tenancy, Accident compensation, Police powers, Elder care and powers of attorney and Disputes Tribunal chapters, and we've updated the remaining 30-odd chapters bringing them up to date with the law and improving the language in them to make them more accessible.