The Court’s jurisdiction is broad, covering almost all civil matters arising under Australian Federal law and some summary and indictable criminal matters.
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 Office of Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading (CAFT) provides a diverse and extensive range of services and information to the Tasmanian community, in order to encourage a fair, safe and equitable marketplace.
The law will not enforce all contracts. There are some categories of contract to be wary of. Where a contract is illegal, this may affect its enforceability. Contracts may be illegal under common law principles or they may be illegal under legislation.
Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone: (03) 6223 2500
Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc
Comcare is established under the Safety Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (SRC Act). Comcare has functions and responsibilities under the SRC Act, the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and the Asbestos-related Claims (Management of Commonwealth Liabilities) Act 2005 (ARC Act). Under this legislation Comcare have roles as insurer, regulator and scheme manager. Comcare provide expert advice and services to the Safety, Rehabilitation and
The Australian Consumer Law (ACL) provides automatic guarantees that goods and services will work and do what they are intended for.
Organisation Address: 110 Collins St, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia
Phone: 1300 135 513
Link Owner: Department of Justice
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is an independent Commonwealth statutory authority whose role is to enforce the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and a range of additional legislation, promoting competition, fair trading and regulating national infrastructure for the benefit of all Australians.
The Credit & Investments Ombudsman provide a free, independent and impartial dispute resolution service to consumers. They facilitate the resolution of complaints between consumers and participants of our scheme. In doing so, they provide both consumers and financial services providers with an alternative to legal proceedings for resolving financial services disputes. They are not government-funded, nor do they regulate the
A guide to assist businesses, legal practitioners and consumer advocates understand the laws by explaining the unfair contract terms laws as simply as possible. The guide has been developed jointly by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the state and territory consumer protection agencies.
Organisation Address: 70 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone: (03) 6215 9333
Link Owner: Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. Founded in 1968, they represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia’s creative industries and Australia’s major copyright collecting societies. They are advocates for the contribution of creators to Australia’s culture and economy; the importance of copyright for the common good. They work to promote understanding of