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.

Health Complaints Commissioner Tasmania

The Tasmanian Health Complaints Commissioner is an independent officer appointed by the Governor.  The Commissioner is also the State Ombudsman. The Tasmanian Health Complaints Commissioner acts independently, impartially and in the public interest. The Commissioner’s role is: To promote and protect the rights of consumers who use health services To help resolve problems between consumers and providers of health services To improve

Abortion/Termination of Pregnancy

Terminating a pregnancy through medical channels is not a crime. Although there is still a stigma attached to abortion, fertility and birth control, Tasmanian legislation validates women’s rights, and the right to choose.

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/medical-treatment/abortion-termination-of-pregnancy/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service Inc

Also in: Abortion , Health & Ageing , Healthcare Complaints , Support Services , Women's services

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Office of the Tasmanian Health Complaints Commissioner

Information about the role and complaints handling procedures of the Office of the Health Complaints Commissioner.

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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 & Ageing

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