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 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.
The Hobart Community Legal Service (HCLS) is a community organisation whose aims are to foster community awareness of the law, to make the law more equitable and accessible to the public, and to provide free legal information, advice and referral to the general public in southern Tasmania.
Organisation Address: 166 Macquarie Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, Australia
Phone: (03) 6223 2500
Web Address: http://www.hobartlegal.org.au/
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Women’s Legal Service Tasmania provides a statewide service for women in relation to family law, separation and divorce, property settlements, family violence, child support and child protection. Women’s Legal Service Tasmania is a community legal service funded by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. The service operates a free and statewide service, with offices in Hobart, Burnie and Launceston. Women’s legal service provides
The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania provides a range of legal services across Tasmania, including information and education, early intervention services, telephone advice, duty lawyer services, mediation and legal representation in court.
1800RESPECT is the National Sexual Assault Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service. It is a confidential online and telephone counselling, information and referral service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Web Address: https://www.1800respect.org.au/
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The Hobart Family Relationship Centre provides information and referrals for families at any stage of their relationships, as well as individual interviews, information sessions and joint sessions for separating or separated families.
DHHS Family Violence Counselling and Support Service offers professional and specialised services to assist children, young people and adults affected by family violence. This service is part of the Safe at Home initiative; a Tasmanian whole of government response to family violence.
The Abuse in State Care Support Service has been established by the State Government to provide support to people who experienced abuse in State care when they were children. The Service aims to assist people to overcome the impacts of the abuse and improve their life circumstances.
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They aim to assist parents and other carers to become child focused when making plans for their families. They also aim for people who have contact with the Centre to have a positive experience and to receive support that is useful, useable and user friendly.