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.
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.
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.
Under the Sex Discrimination Act it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of sex, marital status, pregnancy, or family responsibilities, or to sexually harass someone.
Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia
Phone: (03) 6223 2500
Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service
The Family Relationship Advice Line is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues. The Advice Line provides information on family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation. It can also refer callers to local services that can provide assistance. The Advice Line complements the information and services offered by Family Relationship
The Hobart Family Relationship Centre provides information and referrals for families at any stage of their relationships, as well as individual interviews, information sessions and joint sessions for separating or separated families.
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