Centrelink (Department of Human Services)

Centrelink are responsible for the development of service delivery policy and provide access to social, health and other payments and services. On 26 October 2004, Centrelink was created as part of the Finance and Administration portfolio. The Human Services Legislation Amendment Act 2011 integrated Medicare Australia and Centrelink into the Department of Human Services on 1 July 2011.

Motor vehicle accidents – personal injuries

Seeing a doctor straight after an accident is always a good idea. The doctor will treat and record any injuries that you have suffered. This could be important later if it is suggested that you have in any way fabricated or exaggerated your injuries.

Organisation Address: 158 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 366 611

Web Address: https://www.legalaid.tas.gov.au/factsheets/mva-personal-injuries/

Link Owner: Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

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Car accidents

It is an offence for a driver to fail to stop after being involved in a motor accident (s33(1), Traffic Act). The driver must remain at the scene of the crash and give any assistance that is necessary or practicable. Failure to do so may involve a fine of up to 80 penalty points or up to 2 years jail.

Motor vehicle accidents – property damage

Where there is property damage, either to the vehicles involved in the accident, or to any other property (such as a fence), you must exchange details with: Any other driver involved in the crash; Any other person involved in the crash who is injured; and The owner of any property (including any vehicle) damaged in the crash, unless, in the

Organisation Address: 158 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 366 611

Web Address: https://www.legalaid.tas.gov.au/factsheets/mva-property-damage/

Link Owner: Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania

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The Contract of Insurance

Insurance law involves Commonwealth legislation and the common law. The Insurance Contracts Act (Cth) 1984 is the major statute discussed in this chapter. Other relevant legislation includes the Financial Services Reform Act 2001 (Cth) and the Life Insurance Act 1995 (Cth).

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 03 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/accidents-and-insurance/insurance/the-contract-of-insurance/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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Superannuation Benefits

Your superannuation benefits can be paid to you or your dependants in different circumstances including resignation, retirement, total and permanent disability, total and temporary disability, and death benefits.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/income-and-government-assistance/superannuation/superannuation-benefits/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

Also in: Finance , Income & Government Assistance , Wages & Conditions , Wills and Estates , Work & Workers

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WorkerAssistTasmania – Case studies

If you’ve been injured at work, the process can be confusing and confronting. Worker Assist Tasmania Inc. can help by providing free and independent advice about workers compensation, rehabilitation and return-to-work.

Organisation Address: 379 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 03 6234 9553

Web Address: http://workerassist.org.au/#casestudies

Link Owner: Worker Assist Tasmania

Also in: Work & Workers , Workers' Compensation , Workplace accidents , Workplace Injuries

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