Provides free legal advice to individal consumers throughout Australia on issues concerning insurance. Particularly home and contents insurance, consumer credit, life insurance, income protection, superannuation related insurance, travel insurance, motor vehicle insurance, debts to insurance companies. Part of the Financial Rights Legal Centre NSW.
The Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service is a not for profit refugee legal service. The primary purpose of the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service is to relieve the necessitous circumstances of people of refugee background, humanitarian entrants and people seeking asylum who reside in Tasmania through the provision of free and confidential legal services.
TALS provides free legal assistance, including information, advice, referrals and case work assistance for all Aboriginal peoples across Tasmania.
TALS can assist in family, criminal and civil law matters.
TALS is a non-government Aboriginal community law firm run by and for Aboriginal people.
TALS are actively involved in community education, research and advocacy around law reform and policy development.
TALS can be contacted by phone on 1800 595 162 hours a day, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Hours are 9am-5pm, 7 days a week.
Australian government scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse. Those people affected by institutional child sexual abuse can register for the scheme from 1 July 2018. The Helpline can answer questions that potential claimants may have.
Provides assistance to women with particular emphasis on women’s legal issues. Free and confidential legal advice and referral. If you are in the north-east of Tasmania are are experiencing, or have experienced, family violence, you can call the Launceston office directly.
The Burnie office of the Women’s Legal Service is a specialist family violence unit. If you are located in North West Tasmania, experiencing or have experienced family violence, contact the Burnie office directly for legal assistance or information.
Not for Profit Law is a specialist legal service for community organisations and is a program of Justice Connect.
They provide free or low cost, practical legal help for not for profit community organisations and advocates for improved standards and legal frameworks.
An employment rights legal centre which operates out of Victoria and provides assistance to Victorian, Queensland and Tasmanian workers about their rights at work. Their functions include free confidential telephone information and referral services.
This service is available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm and on Wednesdays 9:00am to 8:30pm. Access to interpreters can also be arranged.
The telephone consultants provide practical assistance and will explain legal options and information about other agencies that can also provide assistance. The telephone consultants can speak directly with callers about issues such as:
- Unfair dismissal
- Unlawful dismissal and general protections
- Unfair work practices
- Unpaid wages, superannuation and other entitlements
- Workplace bullying and violence
- Sexual harrassment
- Maternity leave
- Discrimination in the workplace
- Enterprise agreements, awards and employment contracts
The Board of Architects of Tasmania is a statutory authority established to administer the Architects Act 1929.
The Board can investigate complaints and discipline architects if they have acted unprofessionally or breached the Act.
The Attorney-General’s Department may provide legal financial assistance for parents or guardians whose children are being retained in another country, by another person, without their consent.
Applications can be made to the department for grants to cover:
- the overseas legal costs of obtaining a court order for the return of a child to Australia
- flights for the return of a child to Australia
- flights for people who are required to attend overseas legal proceedings or to escort a child back to Australia.
The department cannot cover:
- costs for access or visitation with a child
- any Australian legal costs.
The department will not, generally, cover the cost of any legal fees or expenses incurred before an application is made or if the applicant meet the cost without incurring serious financial difficulty.
More information regarding legal financial assistance for overseas child abduction can be found at our website; http://www.ag.gov.au/LegalSystem/Legalaidprogrammes/Commonwealthlegalfinancialassistance/Pages/Overseaschildabduction
You can contact the Department via the below means:
Telephone (within Australia): 1800 117 995
Telephone (outside Australia): +61 2 6141 4770
AFSA is responsible for the administration and regulation of the personal insolvency system, proceeds of crime, trustee services and the administration of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).
AFSA was formerly known as the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia (ITSA).
The Australian Government established the Do Not Call Register in response to increasing concern about the growth in unsolicited telemarketing calls.
You can register your phone number on the Do Not Call Register Website to help prevent unsolicited telemarketing calls.
There are 3 ways to register telephone numbers on the Do Not Call Register :
- On the listed website (listed below)
- Contact the phone number listed below
- Download an application form from the website (listed below)
The Self Representation Service can assist unrepresented litigants with civil law proceedings in the Federal Court and Federal Circuit Court relating to Bankruptcy and Fair Work.
They are unable to provide assistance for family and criminal law matters.
They can provide free assistance to individuals who:
- are involved in, or are considering commencing legal proceedings in the Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court.
- Have a legal issue that they have expertise in.
- Are not represented.
- Are unable to afford private legal assistance.
- Are ineligible for Legal Aid.
The Community Forensic Mental Health Service is a confidential statewide service that assists people who have a mental health issue and/or intellectual disability who are:
- involved with the criminal justice system, or
- assessed as high risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system as a result of their mental health and associated behaviour.
The service offers mental health assessment, liaison, counselling, support, education, advice and referral to other services.
CFMHS has a Court Liaison Officer who provide assistance people eligible for the service who have to go to Court. Potential clients need to be referred for assessment.
Independant federal statutory body responsible for the regulation of free-to-air, radio and television, pay TV, digital broadcasting and Internet content in Australia. Investigates complaints re: programs on television & radio and prohibited Internet content. Apart from Internet complaints, consumers will need to first lodge a written complaint to the relevant station before contacting ACMA.
Formerly known as the Trade Practices Commission. Will provide information and assistance for consumers in relation to consumer protection and anti-competitive conduct (ie; price fixing). Will only deal with national disputes or disputes where there has been significant detriment to consumers. All minor disputes or State disputes will be referred on to the Office of Consumer Affairs.
The Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA) is the principal industry body for data-driven marketing and advertising. ADMA is the ultimate authority and go-to resource for effective and creative data-driven marketing across all channels and platforms, providing insight, ideas and innovation for today’s marketing industry. As such, we require them to adhere to high standards of conduct. It’s their aim to provide services and products that add value to your life and wellbeing. However, we also require our Members to respect your privacy, and allow consumers to register to stop receiving addressed and unsolicited mail from them. That’s why ADMA facilitates a Do Not Mail register on behalf of our members. Consumers can put their name on the Do Not Mail Register to register a residential address and stop receiving addressed and unsolicited mail from ADMA Members.
Find out more: https://www.adma.com.au/do-not-mail
ADMA’s Do Not Mail Service is also available to businesses committed to quality one-to-one marketing and customer satisfaction and wanting to improve response rates, reduce complaints and save costs.
This service is open to all business, whether they are member or non-members.
Find out more: https://www.adma.com.au/opt-out-mail-register
The Australian Press Council is the self-regulatory body of the print media. Receives complaints re: articles or editorial content in newspapers & magazines and related media outlets. Does not accept complaints regarding advertisements.
Information & assistance re: all aspects of corporate law. Consumers now able to conduct company searches via internet, enabling direct access to ASIC’s database.
The Hobart office hosts a kiosk for lodging online and provides a secure lodgement box for documents to be sent to the Traralgon Office for processing.
The PPSR is the single, Australian register where details of security interests in personal property can be registered and searched.
It is an online noticeboard, on which:
•you can register a notice to show that you have rights over personal property which secure a debt or obligation that someone owes you
•you can check to see if someone has registered an interest over personal property you want to buy or lease.
The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) administers the PPSR.