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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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.

Prisoners’ Rights

A prison is a place of detention and it is understood by society that the rights of inmates should be limited. However, there is an acceptance that the detention should be conducted with a degree of humanity and fairness and section 29 of the Corrections Act 1997 (Tas) sets out an extensive list of rights that prisoners retain whilst in custody.

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

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/crime-and-punishment/prison-and-prisoners/prisoners-rights/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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Courts and Tribunals Tasmania

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

Parole

The parole system and the Parole Board which administers it, operates under the Corrections Act. The Board is a statutory body appointed by the Governor consisting of a lawyer and two other persons qualified in matters of sociology, criminology, penology, medicine or any other relevant knowledge or experience. The Board is independent of the prison system.

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

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/crime-and-punishment/prison-and-prisoners/parole/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

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