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.

What is a disability

The Disability Services Act 2011 (Tas) provides a definition of disability. This requires: cognitive, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory or physical impairment, or a combination of these permanence of the condition, or likelihood of permanence a substantial restriction in the capacity of the person to carry out a profession, business or occupation, or participate in social or cultural life a need for continuing significant support

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

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