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.

Complaints with the AHRC

People who believe they have been unlawfully discriminated against can lodge a written complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission

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/lodging-a-complaint/complaints-with-the-ahrc/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Also in: Age Discrimination , Discrimination , Discrimination at Work , Gender Discrimination , Human Rights

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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

Colony 47

Colony 47 delivers integrated services to help individuals and families stay housed, access education, develop skills, find employment and build meaningful family relationships. They have expertise in providing effective support to people such as homeless young women, long term unemployed, humanitarian entrants, or people with persistent and severe mental illness.

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: Discrimination , Guardianship , Health & Ageing , Services disabled persons , Support Services

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Alzeheimer’s Australia

Alzheimer’s Australia represent the more than 413,106 Australians living with dementia and the estimated 291,163 Australians involved in their care. They advocate for the needs of people living with all types of dementia, and for their families and carers, and provide support services, education and information. Alzheimer’s Australia is a member of Alzheimer’s Disease International, the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer’s