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.

Drink and Drug Driving

Alcohol impairs a person’s ability to control a vehicle.  Research suggests that at a blood alcohol concentration level of 0.05, the risk of being involved in a traffic accident is double that of a person who has not been drinking at all. If you are found to be driving under the influence of drugs you may convicted of an offence which

Phone: 1300 366 611 (Legal Aid Tasmania)

Web Address: http://guysgottaknow.com.au/extras/cars-motorbikes/drink-and-drug-driving/

Link Owner: Guys gotta know

Also in: Offences

Women’s Legal Service

Women’s Legal Service Tasmania provides a statewide service for women in relation to family law, separation and divorce, property settlements, family violence, child support and child protection.  Women’s Legal Service Tasmania is a community legal service funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.  The service operates a free and statewide service, with offices in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston. Women’s legal service provides

Web Address: http://www.womenslegaltas.org.au

Link Owner: Women's Legal Service Tasmania

Also in: Adoption , De Facto relationships , Discrimination , Family & Relationships , Health & Ageing

What to do if arrested

Information cards and pamphlets are available from community legal centres that set out what to do in the case of arrest.  These may be useful particularly for vulnerable groups with little knowledge of the law or police powers. There are several rights and obligations that you have when under arrest.

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

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/crime-and-punishment/search-and-arrest/what-to-do-if-arrested/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

Also in: Arrest

Location

Photos & Videos on Your Phone

There are different rules for photographing or recording things depending on whether you are in a public place or on private property.  A public place is a social space that is open and accessible to all, like a park. Generally, you have a right to take photos and videos of public places and the people within them. But if you are

Web Address: http://www.lawstuff.org.au/tas_law/topics/article10

Link Owner: Lawstuff - Know your rights

Also in: Digital law and Safety , Harassment & Bullying , Sexting

Centrelink (Department of Human Services)

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.