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.

Alcohol and Boats

Tasmania Police can conduct alcohol breath tests on vessel operators randomly, or when a vessel operator is believed to have been drinking, or when a marine accident has occurred. A vessel operator includes anyone steering or exercising control over the course or direction, or means of propulsion of a vessel. If a breath alcohol test exceeds the limit, the police officer

Drug Offences

The law about drugs in Australia is found entirely in Acts of Parliament. In Tasmania the situation is governed by the Customs Act 1901 (Cth), by the Poisons Act 1971 and the Misuse of Drugs Act 2001. The Narcotic Drugs Act 1967 (Cth) and the Psychotropic Substances Act 1976 (Cth) apply certain international conventions to Australia, but do not affect most cases before the courts.

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/crime-and-punishment/drug-offences/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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