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.

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

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.

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

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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.