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/

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Photos & Videos on Your Phone

There are different rules for photographing or recording things depending on whether you are in a public place or on private property.  A public place is a social space that is open and accessible to all, like a park. Generally, you have a right to take photos and videos of public places and the people within them. But if you are

Web Address: http://www.lawstuff.org.au/tas_law/topics/article10

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Being safe online

Online safety is everyone’s responsibility. The internet provides access to a vast amount of information and instant communication around the world. It is now a part of everyday life for many people, however, there are always some that use this information to exploit others. Protection and education are key.

Organisation Address: 43 Liverpool Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6230 2111

Web Address: http://www.police.tas.gov.au/what-we-do/fraud-ecrime-scams/

Link Owner: Tasmania Police

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How to report an online crime

The Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) is a secure reporting and referral service for cybercrime and online incidents which may be in breach of Australian law. Certain reports will be directed to Australian law enforcement and government agencies for further investigation.

Web Address: https://report.acorn.gov.au/

Link Owner: Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network

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Computer crime

Computer-related fraud is an offence (s43A, POA), as is damaging computer data (s43B) and computer hacking (s43C). The penalty is up to 20 penalty units and up to 2 years in jail. If the computer fraud or hacking emanated from outside Tasmania but there is a substantial link with Tasmania, the Police Offences Act can still apply as if the offence had taken place