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

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

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.

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 , Housing , Separation and Divorce

Family Relationship Advice Line

The Family Relationship Advice Line is a national telephone service established to assist families affected by relationship or separation issues. The Advice Line provides information on family relationship issues and advice on parenting arrangements after separation. It can also refer callers to local services that can provide assistance. The Advice Line complements the information and services offered by Family Relationship