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 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 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.
The Magistrates’ Court is the busiest court in Tasmania, handling over 30,000 cases each year. The Magistrates Court is part of the third – or judicial arm – of government. The other arms are the legislature (Parliament) and the executive (Government).
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
The AAT provides a one-stop shop for the independent review of a wide range of decisions made by the Australian Government. We can review decisions made under Commonwealth and Norfolk Island laws. They aim to make our review process accessible, fair, just, economical, informal and quick.
The Australian Government provides funding to a wide range of agencies and services to help Australian families strengthen their relationships and to provide assistance during family breakdown and when families are separating.
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
The Family Relationship Advice Line is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues. The Advice Line provides information on family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation. It can also refer callers to local services that can provide assistance. The Advice Line complements the information and services offered by Family Relationship
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