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.
DHHS Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the Safe at Home initiative; a Tasmanian whole of government response to family violence.
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.
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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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
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 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.
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