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.

Women’s Legal Service

Women’s Legal Service Tasmania provides a statewide service for women in relation to family law, separation and divorce, property settlements, family violence, child support and child protection.  Women’s Legal Service Tasmania is a community legal service funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.  The service operates a free and statewide service, with offices in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston. Women’s legal service provides

Web Address: http://www.womenslegaltas.org.au

Link Owner: Women's Legal Service Tasmania

Also in: Adoption , Crime , De Facto relationships , Discrimination , Family & Relationships

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.

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: Disability Discrimination , Discrimination , Guardianship , Services disabled persons , Support Services

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Age Discrimination

The Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth) provides that people of all ages have the same fundamental rights and equality before the law, and seeks to eliminate discrimination on the basis of age where possible.

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/age-discrimination/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Also in: Age Discrimination , Aged Care , Discrimination , Discrimination at Work , Employee services

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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: Disability Discrimination , Discrimination , Discrimination at Work , Government & Legal Services , Guardianship

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