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 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.
Web Address: https://www.legalaid.tas.gov.au/
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Sexual Assault Support Service
The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) is a community based service committed to providing high quality support and information services to survivors of sexual assault in Southern Tasmania, their carers and support people, professionals, and the general public.
Web Address: http://www.sass.org.au/
Also in: Counselling and support , Relationships , Women's services , Youth services
1800RESPECT is the National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service. It is a confidential online and telephone counselling, information and referral service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Web Address: https://www.1800respect.org.au/
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Also in: Counselling and support , Separation and Divorce , Support services , Women's services , Youth services
Family Court of Australia
The Family Court of Australia, through its specialist judges and staff, assists Australians to resolve their most complex legal family disputes. The Family Court is a superior court of record established by Parliament in 1975 under Chapter 3 of the Constitution and deals with more complex matters. These may include: Parenting cases including those that involve a child welfare agency and/or
Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS)
CAPS is the preferred and trusted provider of effective programs and services that build connections in families, so children can feel safe, supported and loved.
Web Address: http://www.childabuseprevention.com.au/
Also in: Relationships , Youth services
What is rape
Rape is committed where any person has sexual intercourse with another person without that person’s consent’ (s185, Criminal Code). ‘Sexual intercourse’ is defined as the penetration to the least degree of the vagina, anus or mouth of a person by the penis of another person, and includes the continuation of sexual intercourse after such penetration.
Relationships Australia Tasmania
Relationships Australia Tasmania are a not-for-profit community-based organisation dedicated to encouraging and supporting positive, respectful relationships. We aim to provide services to all Tasmanians, when and where they need them.
Web Address: http://www.tas.relationships.org.au/
Also in: Advocacy , Counselling and support , Mediation , Relationships , Services for the aged
When can I have sex
It is a crime to have sexual intercourse with a young person under the age of 17 years (s124). Consent of the young person is only a defence in two situations. First, where the young person is 15 years of age or older and the accused person is not more than 5 years older.
Victims Support Services (Court support & Liaison Service)
A free service for adult and child victims of family violence is available through the Safe at Home program.
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