Supporting the independent education community

Legal referrals

Legal Referrals for IEU members

In addition to the assistance provided by the IEU to members in relation to workplace employment issues, the IEU offers a referral for all other non-work related legal matters to solicitors recommended by the IEU. All first consultations are free, except in relation to wills were a minimum charge applies, negotiated by the union with the solicitors.

To access this service contact the IEU on 8202 8900 for a referral.

Welfare Rights Centre

The Welfare Rights Centre, a community legal centre specialising in Social Security law and its administration can provide asistance to members in the complex area of social security entitlements. These include:

Unemployment Benefits
Family allowance
Sickness Assistance
Disability Support Pension
Parenting Payments and
Social Security Payments
The difficulty lies in unravelling entitlements and how they interact with each other. The Welfare Rights Centre is there to assist and support members at a time when their need is greatest.

The centre is also able to assist in appeals against Social Security and family assistance decisions where appropriate.

Welfare Rights Centre
Level 1/55 Holt St, Surry Hills 2010
Tel: 9211 0238
Toll Free: 1800 226 028
Fax: 9211 5268