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 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
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.
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
Hobart Community Legal Service provides legal information, advice and representation to people in the greater Hobart region, primarily in relation to welfare rights, employment, child support, discrimination and consumer credit law.
Tasmanian Law Handbook chapter explaining laws relating to wills and estates, guardianship, and decisions about funerals.
Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia
Phone: (03) 6223 2500
Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service
Information about what is known under the Relationships Act as a “caring relationship”.
Phone: 1800 682 468
Link Owner: Women's Legal Service Tasmania
Information on the quality and accountability of aged care services
The Tasmanian Health Complaints Commissioner is an independent officer (currently also the Tasmanian Ombudsman).
Organisation Address: 86 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Phone: 1800 001 170
Web Address: http://www.healthcomplaints.tas.gov.au/
Link Owner: Ombudsman Tasmania
Also in: Healthcare Complaints
Some women face the situation of having an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Abortion refers to the procedure which ends the pregnancy.
Phone: 1800 682 468
Link Owner: Girls gotta know