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.

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/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Also in: Advocacy , Consumer Law , Consumers, Money & Debt , Counselling and support , Court and Prison services

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Racial Discrimination

National laws prohibit racial discrimination provide for equality before the law on the ground of race.

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/racial-discrimination/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Also in: Discrimination , Discrimination at Work , Racial Discrimination , Refugees & Migration , Work & Workers

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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

Link Owner: Lawstuff - Know your rights

Also in: Digital law and Safety , Harassment & Bullying , Sexting

Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is a government body that develops policy on discrimination and human rights, and can hear complaints under the federal discrimination laws.

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

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: http://www.hobartlegal.org.au/tasmanian-law-handbook/rights/discrimination/federal-human-rights-framework/australian-human-rights

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Also in: Disability Discrimination , Discrimination , Human Rights , Refugees & Migration

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Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

AHPRA supports the 14 National Boards that are responsible for regulating the health professions. The primary role of the National Boards is to protect the public and they set standards and policies that all registered health practitioners must meet. Each Board has entered into a health profession agreement with AHPRA which sets out the fees payable by health practitioners, the annual budget of the Board

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

Related Links: Reporting online fraud , What is online fraud

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The First Step: The Treating Agency

A consumer’s first point of contact in attempting to resolve a complaint should always be with the authority which provides the service concerned. This applies to both public and private health care providers.

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

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: https://www.hobartlegal.org.au/handbook/medical-treatment-and-medical-products/medical-treatment-and-health-products/complaints-processes/the-first-step-the-treating-agency/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

Also in: Access to Information , Aged Care , Consumer Law , Discrimination , Health

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