Legal and financial issues

Advance Care Planning Australia
A national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Health that encourages people to consider their current and future health goals, values and beliefs. They provide advice and resources for individuals, carers and health professionals.

Legal and financial advice
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
This page explains assistance and pro bono services available to people with cancer in Victoria. Scroll down for links to 11 fact sheets on a range of topics relating to practical, legal and financial help, as well as the booklet, ‘Cancer and your finances’ listed below.

The law and cancer
McCabe Centre/Counterpart (AUS, 2018)
This presentation by Sondra Davoren, Deborah Lawson and Tarishi Desai from the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, explains laws around informed consent, medicinal cannabis and alternative therapies, use of genetic information by insurers, advance care planning, travel insurance after cancer and workplace rights. Recorded at Counterpart Resource Centre.

Cancer and your finances
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2015)
This booklet provides advice on managing the financial pressures of a cancer diagnosis. Includes a glossary of financial terms, and information on where to get further information and support.
  (52-page booklet – PDF and hard copy)

Travel insurance and cancer
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)
This fact sheet explains your rights and responsibilities when applying for travel insurance. Links to a PDF fact sheet for printing.

Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2017)
This menu page links to information on a range of issues relating to work and cancer, including the Cancer Council resources listed below, as well as information on decision-making, and working carers.

Cancer, work and you
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2017)
This page discusses work issues that might arise after your diagnosis: your right to privacy, who you might tell, getting support from your employer, and managing work after diagnosis.

Self employment and cancer
Cancer Council Victoria (AUS, 2017)
This page provides specific information for people with cancer who are self-employed. Includes making decisions about working, managing the business while you’re having treatment, telling clients and employees about your diagnosis, and managing financial issues.

Cancer, work & you
Cancer Council Australia (AUS, 2017)
This booklet includes information on how cancer might affect your work,  tips for working during treatment and what to consider when returning to work, information for working carers, and an overview of your rights.
  (68-page booklet – PDF and hard copy)

Last Updated: 10 June, 2021 12:46 pm