EDO Tasmania is a community legal service providing expert information and advice to individuals and groups throughout Tasmania. They can assist with a range of environmental and planning matters, including forestry, development activities, coastal protection, water management, marine farming, mining, climate change adaptation and the protection of cultural heritage.
The Court’s jurisdiction is broad, covering almost all civil matters arising under Australian Federal law and some summary and indictable criminal matters.
The Commission was established in 1986 as an independent statutory organisation reporting to the Commonwealth Parliament through the Attorney-General. Their vision is human rights: everyone, everywhere, everyday.
The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania provides a range of legal services across Tasmania, including information and education, early intervention services, telephone advice, duty lawyer services, mediation and legal representation in court.
Hobart Community Legal Service provides legal information, advice and representation to people in the greater Hobart region, primarily in relation to welfare rights, employment, child support, discrimination and consumer credit law.
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.
The Hobart Community Legal Service (HCLS) is a community organisation whose aims are to foster community awareness of the law, to make the law more equitable and accessible to the public, and to provide free legal information, advice and referral to the general public in southern Tasmania.
Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia
Phone: (03) 6223 2500
Web Address: http://www.hobartlegal.org.au/
Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service
The Commonwealth Ombudsman deals with complaints about Commonwealth Government departments and agencies, and is also the Ombudsman for: Private Health Insurance Overseas Students VET Student Loans the Defence Force Immigration Law Enforcement the Postal Industry the Australian Capital Territory Norfolk Island The Commonwealth Ombudsman is also responsible for: oversight of the Commonwealth Public Interest Disclosure scheme inspection and monitoring of controlled operations and surveillance devices
Advocacy Tas are a community organisation that provides free and independent advocacy services across Tasmania. They exist to support our clients to speak up, have their voice heard and make sure that their rights are protected.