Australian Human Rights Commission

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.

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.

Complaints with the AHRC

People who believe they have been unlawfully discriminated against can lodge a written complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission

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

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/rights-disability-and-access/discrimination/lodging-a-complaint/complaints-with-the-ahrc/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Also in: Age Discrimination , Discrimination , Discrimination at Work , Gender Discrimination , Human Rights

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Making a will for someone with a disability

There are no hard and fast rules about making adequate provision for disabled children, but parents should be wary of only making a small provision for their disabled child. Parents sometimes do this because they feel that their disabled child is permanently placed in an institution or other residential facility, and that the child has modest needs. It is impossible

Guardianship and Administration Board

The Guardianship and Administration Board respect the rights of people with disabilities to make their own decisions wherever possible, and when it is not possible, to ensure that fair, impartial and competent decisions can be made on their behalf.

Organisation Address: 144 Macquarie Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Phone: 1300 799 625

Web Address: http://www.guardianship.tas.gov.au/

Link Owner: Guardianship and Administration Board

Also in: Discrimination , Guardianship , Health & Ageing , Services disabled persons , Support Services

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Alzeheimer’s Australia

Alzheimer’s Australia represent the more than 413,106 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 291,163 Australians involved in their care. They advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information. Alzheimer’s Australia is a member of Alzheimer’s Disease International, the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer’s

Disability Discrimination

The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 makes discrimination on the basis of disability unlawful in employment, access to premises, education, provision of goods, services and facilities, and many other activities.

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

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/rights-disability-and-access/discrimination/federal-human-rights-framework/disability-discrimination/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Also in: Discrimination , Discrimination at Work , Government & Legal Services , Guardianship , Harassment & Bullying

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Fair Work Commission Australia

The Fair Work Commission is Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including: providing a safety net of minimum conditions, including minimum wages in awards facilitating good faith bargaining and enterprise agreement making dealing with applications in relation to unfair dismissal administering the regulation of industrial