Australian Human Rights Commission

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.

Hobart Community Legal Service

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

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Guardianship and Administration Board

The Guardianship and Administration Board respect the rights of people with disabilities to make their own decisions wherever possible, and when it is not possible, to ensure that processes that they employ are accessible, impartial, expeditious, highly competent and result in just decisions by the Board.

Checklist for representing yourself

Do you want to represent yourself?  Legal Aid or community legal services can provide some advice to assist you to make that decision.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: http://www.hobartlegal.org.au/tasmanian-law-handbook/courts-lawyers-and-law/self-representation/checklist-self-representation

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Related Links: Representing yourself

Also in: Do I need a lawyer? , Going to Court , Self-Representation

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Federal Circuit Court of Australia

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.

Organisation Address: 39-41 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 1300 352 000

Web Address: http://www.federalcircuitcourt.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/fccweb/home

Link Owner: Federal Circuit Court of Australia

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Plea of Guilty

Most charges are dealt with as a plea of guilty. This is where the defendant admits to the charge. Often this happens after negotiations with prosecution (normally through a lawyer). This may result in a more serious charge being dropped and replaced with a less serious charge.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/the-criminal-justice-system/appearing-in-court/plea-of-guilty/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

Also in: Self-Representation

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