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
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.
Web Address: https://www.legalaid.tas.gov.au/
Also in: Advocacy , Counselling and support , Court and Prison services , Courts & Tribunals , Education
Adoptions and Permanency Services provide services to a variety of Tasmanians including: those who are considering placing their child for adoption those who wish to adopt or care permanently for a child those subject to past adoptions and those who were once in state care
Web Address: http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/children/adoption
Also in: Adoption , Marriage , Parental Responsibilities
Equal Opportunity Tasmania
Equal Opportunity Tasmania seeks to work closely with the Tasmanian community in fostering a society free of discrimination, prejudice, bias and prohibited conduct.
Web Address: http://equalopportunity.tas.gov.au/
Also in: Advocacy , Education , Other Legal Issues , Relationships , Women's services
Seeing a Doctor
What if you want to go to the doctor on your own? Information for young people seeking medical advice.
Phone: 1800 682 468
Web Address: http://girlsgottaknow.com.au/extras/general-health/seeing-a-doctor/
Link Owner: Girls gotta know
Also in: Abortion , Health , Health & Ageing , Women's services
CatholicCare Tasmania responds to individuals, families, and the community by offering a broad range of specialised professional services available to all. Their particular strength is in their family focused, child centred approach, recognising that whatever impacts on family, also impacts on children.
Web Address: http://www.catholiccaretas.org.au/#how-we-can-help
Also in: Counselling and support , Relationships , Support services , Women's services
Family Planning Tasmania
The Australian Government provides funding to a wide range of agencies and services to help Australian families strengthen their relationships and to provide assistance during family breakdown and when families are separating.
Information about the Registered Training Providers in Tasmania
Web Address: http://guysgottaknow.com.au/employment/apprenticeships-traineeships/training/
Link Owner: Guys gotta know
Also in: Wages & Conditions , Work & Workers
Ashley Youth Detention
Ashley Youth Detention Centre is Tasmania’s only Juvenile Justice Centre. It is managed by Children and Youth Services, which is an operational unit of the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.
Web Address: http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/youth/youth_justice/aydc
Also in: Court and Prison services , Going to Prison