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

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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Alcohol and Boats

Tasmania Police can conduct alcohol breath tests on vessel operators randomly, or when a vessel operator is believed to have been drinking, or when a marine accident has occurred. A vessel operator includes anyone steering or exercising control over the course or direction, or means of propulsion of a vessel. If a breath alcohol test exceeds the limit, the police officer

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

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