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 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.
Information about Youth Allowance and Austudy entitlements and obligations
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.
Can you challenge a decision to stop or reduce your payments? This page provides information about how to dispute Centrelink decisions.
Link Owner: Hobart Community Legal Service
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.
The role of Child Safety Service is to protect children and young people who are at risk of abuse or neglect. In Tasmania, the safety of children and young people is covered by the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1997 amended in August 2009 and December 2013.
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.