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


Intoxication at the time of the incident being litigated will result in a discount of 25% for contributory negligence, unless the court is satisfied that the person’s intoxication did not contribute to the cause of death, injury or damage. The court has a discretion to increase or decrease that percentage for contributory negligence.

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/accidents-and-insurance/negligence/intoxication-sections-4a-6/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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In Tasmania, if you are under 18, it is against the law for you to buy alcohol. It is also against the law for anyone to sell you alcohol. It is generally illegal to supply alcohol to people under 18, unless it is in a private property and the alcohol is supplied by a parent or guardian (or someone who

Phone: 1300 366 611 (Legal Aid Tasmania)

Web Address: http://guysgottaknow.com.au/partying/alcohol-and-other-drugs/alcohol/

Link Owner: Guys gotta know

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Youth and Alcohol

The Sale or Supply of Alcohol to Youths (Police Offences Act 1935) legislation regulates the supply of alcohol to people under the age of 18 years, on private property. This legislation supports a responsible approach by parents, guardians, and other adults with parental rights, who choose to supply young people with alcohol.

Organisation Address: 37 – 43 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: 131 444

Web Address: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/services-online/pamphlets-publications/youth-and-alcohol/

Link Owner: Tasmania Police

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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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