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.

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

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.

Fair Work Commission Australia

The Fair Work Commission is Australia’s national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including: providing a safety net of minimum conditions, including minimum wages in awards facilitating good faith bargaining and enterprise agreement making dealing with applications in relation to unfair dismissal administering the regulation of industrial

Discrimination in Employment

Employers must generally treat all their employees fairly and equally and must not discriminate against anyone for any of the reasons prescribed in anti-discrimination laws.

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/discrimination-in-employment/

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Also in: Age Discrimination , Discrimination , Discrimination at Work , Employee services , Gender Discrimination

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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 processes that they employ are accessible, impartial, expeditious, highly competent and result in just decisions by the Board.

Equal Opportunity Tasmania

Equal Opportunity Tasmania aims to foster a society free of discrimination, prejudice, bias and other conduct prohibited under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998.

Organisation Address: 54 Victoria St, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000, Australia

Phone: 1300 305 062

Web Address: http://equalopportunity.tas.gov.au/home

Link Owner: Equal Opportunity Tasmania

Also in: Age Discrimination , Discrimination , Discrimination at Work , Gender Discrimination , Government & Legal Services

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Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is a government body that develops policy on discrimination and human rights, and can hear complaints under the federal discrimination laws.

Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia

Phone: (03) 6223 2500

Web Address: http://www.hobartlegal.org.au/tasmanian-law-handbook/rights/discrimination/federal-human-rights-framework/australian-human-rights

Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service

Also in: Discrimination , Government & Legal Services , Human Rights , Refugees & Migration

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