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.

Defacto/Same Sex Property Settlements

The law in relation to de facto and same sex couples has changed in Tasmania. A de facto relationship is between two adults of the opposite sex or two adults of the same sex. A de facto property settlement is now governed by the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth).

Phone: 1800 682 468

Web Address: http://womenslegaltas.org.au/wordy/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/De-facto.pdf

Link Owner: Women's Legal Service Tasmania

Also in: De Facto relationships , Separation and Divorce

Residential Tenancy and Smoke Alarms

The Residential Tenancy Amendment (Smoke Alarms) Act 2012 (the Act) requires smoke alarms to be installed in residential rental properties in Tasmania from 1 May 2013. This factsheet outlines the major requirements of the Act for both landlords and tenants.

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.