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

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Gun license course

TasTafe runs courses that will assist participants to meet the requirements for a firearm licence in Tasmania. These training requirements are consistent with the minimum national standards for the granting of firearm licences Australia wide.

Organisation Address: 75 Campbell Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 1300 655 307

Web Address: https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/courses/course/course-in-firearms-safety-approved-for-firearms-licensing-in-queensland/

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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/

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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/

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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.

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

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Firearms Services

The Tasmania Police website is designed to provide current and prospective firearms licence holders and firearms dealers with a reference point for the requirements relating to firearms licensing and registration in Tasmania.

Organisation Address: Hobart Police Station, 43 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 03 6230 2111

Web Address: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/services-online/firearms/

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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

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