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.
Web Address: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/
Also in: Advocacy , Aged Care , Alcohol and Other Drugs , Consumers, Money & Debt , Counselling and support
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
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
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.
Web Address: https://www.colony47.com.au/us/
Also in: Discrimination at Work , Education , Housing , Services for the aged , Women's services
Aged Care Quality and Compliance
Information on the quality and accountability of aged care services
Phone: 1800 020 103
Web Address: https://agedcare.health.gov.au/ensuring-quality/aged-care-quality-and-compliance
Link Owner: Australian Government
Also in: Aged Care , Consumer Law , Debt , Disability Discrimination , Discrimination
Advocacy Tas inc
Advocacy Tas are a community organisation that provides free and independent advocacy services across Tasmania. They exist to support our clients to speak up, have their voice heard and make sure that their rights are protected.
Web Address: http://www.advocacytasmania.org.au/
Also in: Advocacy , Aged Care , Alcohol and Other Drugs , Counselling and support , Health
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: Disability Discrimination , Discrimination , Guardianship , Health & Ageing , Support Services
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
Web Address: http://www.catholiccaretas.org.au/#how-we-can-help
Also in: Advocacy , Aged Care , Discrimination at Work , Health , Services for the aged
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
Web Address: https://www.fwc.gov.au/
Also in: Courts & Tribunals , Discrimination at Work , Employee services , Wages & Conditions , Work & Workers
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