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 Hobart Family Relationship Centre provides information and referrals for families at any stage of their relationships, as well as individual interviews, information sessions and joint sessions for separating or separated families.
They aim to assist parents and other carers to become child focused when making plans for their families. They also aim for people who have contact with the Centre to have a positive experience and to receive support that is useful, useable and user friendly.
Relationships Australia Tasmania is a leading provider of relationship support services.
Organisation Address: 38 Montpelier Retreat, Battery Point, Tasmania, Australia
Phone: 1300 364 277
Web Address: http://www.tas.relationships.org.au/
Link Owner: Relationships Australia Tasmania
DHHS Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the Safe at Home initiative; a Tasmanian whole of government response to family violence.
As a federated nation, Australia has a two tiered court system: Commonwealth courts and State and Territory courts. The Commonwealth courts include the Family Court, the Federal Magistrates Court, and the Federal Court. The State courts have dual jurisdiction in both criminal and civil matters. Tasmania has two levels of courts, the Magistrates Court and the Supreme Court, along with a range
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