The Court’s jurisdiction is broad, covering almost all civil matters arising under Australian Federal law and some summary and indictable criminal matters.
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.
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 Family Court of Australia, through its specialist judges and staff, assists Australians to resolve their most complex legal family disputes. The Family Court is a superior court of record established by Parliament in 1975 under Chapter 3 of the Constitution and deals with more complex matters. These may include: Parenting cases including those that involve a child welfare agency and/or
Ashley Youth Detention Centre is Tasmania’s only Juvenile Justice Centre. It is managed by Children and Youth Services, which is an operational unit of the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.
Web Address: http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/youth/youth_justice/aydc
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia was established by the Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999 formerly the Federal Magistrates Act) and its jurisdiction at inception was conferred by the Federal Magistrates (Consequential Amendments) Act 1999. These Acts received royal assent on 23 December 1999. The Court is an independent federal court under the Australian Constitution. It is a federal court of
Community Corrections Tasmania supervises offenders on Probation Orders, Parole Orders, Drug Treatment Orders and Community Service Orders (CSOs), prepare Pre-Parole Reports (PPRs) for the Parole Board and Pre-Sentence Reports and CSO suitability reports for the courts.
Tasmania’s Forensic Mental Health Services provides community and inpatient mental health assessment, treatment and case management for offenders (or people at risk of offending) who have a mental disorder. Clients are provided with contemporary, professional and highly specialised psychiatric care and treatment so that their condition is well managed. They provide a community forensic mental health service and inpatient care
This division is a specialist court that conducts inquests and investigations into certain deaths (‘reportable deaths’) and incidents (including fires and explosions) regardless of whether a death occurred.
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