Pro Bono Program

We can help you if you or someone in your family has cancer, and you need advice. Assistance is free for eligible clients.

The Cancer Council Pro Bono Program can help you with:

  • legal issues
  • financial planning
  • small business accounting
  • workplace (HR or recruitment) advice

Some of the things we can help with are: 

  • drafting wills
  • early access to superannuation
  • mortgage hardship variations
  • credit and debt issues
  • insurance claims and disputes
  • managing workplace issues before, during and after treatment
  • budgeting
  • transitioning to retirement
  • debt management

Cancer Council will connect you with a lawyer, financial planner, accountant or HR/recruitment professional who will help you. Usually, you will meet them at their office, but if you are very unwell, they may be able to visit you in hospital or at home. If you speak a language other than English, we can arrange an interpreter for you.

Advice is free for eligible clients. You will need to pass a means test in order to qualify for free assistance.

To access this service please call 13 11 20.

Fact sheets about legal and financial issues

You may wish to download the following fact sheets, which provide information about common legal and financial issues:

Click here for information about travel and accommodation subsidies (IPTAAS).

Can you help us?

If you are a lawyer, financial planner accountant or HR/recruitment professional and you would like to help us, please contact the Pro Bono Manager, Sarah Penman on (02) 9334 1845 or email probono@cancercouncil.org.au for more information.

If you are a law student in your penultimate year (or above) or you are looking to do your Practical Legal Training work experience placement, the Cancer Council Legal and Financial Planning Referral Service offers volunteer legal internships. Interns generally work 3-5 days per week and get hands-on experience in the delivery of legal and financial planning services to disadvantaged clients. Interested in applying? Contact Sarah Penman on 02 9334 1845 or at probono@cancercouncil.org.au.

You can also find out more about our services by reading our latest e-newsletter.

Want a speaker for your support group on legal and financial issues?

Cancer Council may be able to arrange a speaker to come to your support group or community group to talk about legal and financial issues. Contact the Pro Bono Manager, Sarah Penman on (02) 9334 1845 or email probono@cancercouncil.org.au for more information.

If you are a referrer and would like to read more about our services, read our latest e-newsletter. Previous issues can be found in the archive below.

Pro Bono Press e-newsletter archive

2014

Summer, Autumn, Winter

2013

Autumn, Winter, Spring

 

 

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Instructions for downloading and reading EPUB files

Apple devices

The iBooks application must be installed on your Apple device before you can read the EPUB.
Different ways to download an EPUB file to your Apple device:

  • email EPUB files to yourself and transfer the attachment to iBooks.
  • copy EPUB files into DropBox (or a similar service) and use the DropBox app to send them to iBooks.
  • open EPUB files directly from Mobile Safari and open them in iBooks, where they are saved automatically by downloading the EPUB from the website.

Need more help? Visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4059

Kobo

To download an EPUB file to your Kobo from a Windows computer:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • select “Open folder to view files” to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

To download an EPUB to your Kobo from a Mac:

  • download and save the EPUB directly onto your desktop.
  • connect your Kobo to your computer using the USB cable and tap “Connect” on your eReader.
  • open your “Finder” application.
  • select “Kobo eReader” from the listed devices to view the contents of your Kobo.
  • navigate to where you have stored your EPUB file in “Finder”, probably in documents or downloads, and drag and drop it into the Kobo window. You can now disconnect your Kobo to read the eBook.

Turn on your Kobo and your EPUB will be located in “eBooks”, while a PDF will be located in “Documents”.
Need more information? Visit: http://www.kobo.com/help/koboaura/response/?id=3784&type=3

Sony Reader

To download an EPUB file on your Sony Reader™:

  • ensure you have already installed the Reader™ Library for PC/Mac software
  • select the eBook you want from our website and click the link to download it.
  • connect the Reader™ to your computer.
  • open the Reader™ Library software and click “Library” in the left-hand pane and select the eBook to view it.

Need more help? Visit: https://au.readerstore.sony.com/apps_and_devices/

Amazon Kindle 2nd Generation devices

EPUB files can’t be read on the Amazon Kindle™. However, like most eReaders, Kindle™ 2nd Generation devices are able to display PDFs. We recommend that you download the PDF version of this booklet if you would like to read it on a Kindle™.
To transfer a PDF to your Kindle™ via USB cable from your computer or Mac:

  • download the PDF directly onto your computer.
  • connect the USB cable to your computer’s USB port, and the micro USB end of the cable to your Kindle™. Note: the Kindle™ won’t be available as a reading device while it is connected to your computer until it has been disconnected.
  • open the Kindle™ drive and several folders will appear inside. The “Documents” folder is where you will need to copy or drag the PDF to.
  • safely eject your Kindle™ from your computer and unplug the USB cable. Your content will appear on the Home Screen.

Kindle also provides a Kindle Personal Documents Service that allows users to send documents as an attachment directly to your eReader. For more information on this service, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=help_search_1-1?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200767340&qid=1395967989&sr=1-1
For more information on accessing a PDF on your Kindle™, visit www.amazon.com/manageyourkindle, log in to your account and click on Personal Document Settings.
Need more help? Visit https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200375630

Android and PC

You can also download and open eBooks on Android devices and PCs with appropriate apps or software installed. Suitable eReader apps for Android include Google Play Books, FBReader and Moon+ Reader. Suitable software for PCs include Calibre and Adobe Digital Editions.