The eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) was established in 2015 to serve as Australia’s national leader, regulator and coordination body for a range of online safety issues. eSafety is committed to helping Australians have safer experiences online through a range of prevention, education and early intervention measures.
The Foreshore Association Inc. researches and promotes policy development, education and co-operation between members of the community in respect of the use of foreshore land and infrastructure in Tasmania, including land adjoining creeks, rivulets, rivers and lakes.
The Association is involved with issues surrounding boundaries of land adjoining foreshore, with Crown leases and licences, moorings and infrastructure on foreshore land such as jetties, boat houses, pontoons and slipways including those used for both recreational and commercial purposes.
Can assist individuals and families through the provision of information and advice, brief intervention and referral to appropriate services. Works with families from all cultural backgrounds, provides family support where a disability may be present. Offers an Integrated Family support Service (IFSS), Targeted Youth Support Service (TYSS), family support for Grandparents and Relatives raising children.
The Tasmanian Inspectorate comprises six dedicated staff.
The five inspectors are based in:
- Hobart – The Chief Inspector plus one Inspector
- Launceston – Two Inspectors
- Devonport – One Inspector
The statewide Prosecutor is based in Launceston who represents the Inspectorate in Court, when people suspected of breaching the legislation are summoned.
Primarily an educational programme, however, there exists a programme where volunteers are teamed with a person wanting support and assistance with completing forms, writing letters, etc.
The Foster and Kinship Carer’s Association of Tasmania (FKAT) is a member of the Australian Foster and Kinship Carers Partnership. They provide support and assistance for foster carers, kinship carers and people interested in becoming carers.
Services Provided by FKAT:
- Telephone support and referral service
- Regular newsletters
- Social Activities
- Annual conference
- Support during case planning
- Support during family conferences
- Advocacy and support for carers through the Foster Care Advocacy and Support Team (FAST)
Save the Children Australia build better outcomes for children and their families in vulnerable communities.
They use early intervention and practical parenting programs.
Save the Children programs build better outcomes for children and their families in vulnerable communities.
They use early intervention and practical parenting programs.
Enterprise Centres Tasmania is a statewide network of business advisors funded by the Tasmanian government
The service provides up to five hours of free and confidential business information, guidance and support services to existing and intending small business owners Business advisors are members of the community with expertise in small business, can assist with a wide range of business issues and refer clients to other sources of business support.
For referral to an Enterprise Centre, contact Business Tasmania on 1800 440 026 or email email@example.com
The Safe Choices program is an initiative of the Tasmanian Family Violence Action plan 2015-2020.
The program will provide practical support, advice and referral to support services for those women and children experiencing family violence through the following services:
- A website which will provide information around family violence and support services available
- Email support available to all members of the community
- Phone support
- Information packs
- One to one support from a case worker for those people experiencing multiple needs
The functions of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia include registering nursing and midwifery practitioners and students, developing standards, codes and guidelines for the nursing and midwifery profession. Handles notification, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings. Assesses oversees trained practitioners who wish to practice in Australia, approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
Opening hours, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
This is a one-day, court based program designed to provide offenders with information and skills to develop positive attitudes towards driving and encourage safer driving behaviour, delivered by DAP Education Australia Pty Ltd. At the completion of the program all participants receive a certificate and a court assessment can be provided. The program is delivered at various locations around Australia.
A service providing safe and positive contact arrangements for children whose parents are separated.
The Children’s Contact Service makes it possible for contact arrangements to take place with minimum stress both for children and their parents. It can also help with establishing a relationship between child and parent when there has been a period of limited or no contact.
The services that are provided include:
- planning, negotiation and setting up of contact arrangements
- facilitated changeover to enable the child to be transferred smoothly from one parent to the other at contact times
- supervised contact visits to enable child and visiting parent to enjoy quality time together
- separate appointments for both parents
- privacy and confidentiality
- an established children’s centre with toys, games and equipment
- practical, sensible security including separate entrances and exits for each parents wherever possible.
Advantages of using the service include:
- contact can be made using an independent third party
- parents do not have to deal directly with each other
- it provides a relaxed, safe and neutral environment for children and parents
- both parents can feel they are doing the best for their child.
- Intake – free
- Supervised Visits and Changeovers – a fee is payable by both parties. Reduced rates are available for concession card holders.
Children’s contact services are located in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.
Responsible for the collection and enforcement of Court fines, fines imposed by traffic infringement notices and enforcement of certain monetary penalties imposed by the Magistrates Court and Supreme Court.
Gamblers Online is provided by Turning Point in Victoria and is funded by an agreement between the Australian Government and all state and territory governments.
Gambling help online provides: 24/7 availability of chat and email counselling and support services, availability of professional counsellors with expertise in problem gambling and online services, integration with state based 24/7 telephone services and face to face counselling, provision of extensive website content, self help information and weblinks for additional support.
The Integrity Commission is an independent authority tasked with investigating and preventing public sector misconduct. It was established in 2010 by the Integrity Commission Act 2009 (Tas).
The Commission’s office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 4:30pm.
Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT) is a Division of the Department of State Growth. The purpose of MRT is to give effect to government policy in relation to minerals and petroleum resources, and the Division provides essential information for land management in Tasmania.
The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession in Australia.
Complaints about fees and other matters in relation to architects.
Thomas Whayman & McCarthy employs factual investigators and surveillance operatives in Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
Their services include:
- Risk Assessment
Division within the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services which holds the statutory responsibility for intervening legally to protect child from abuse and neglect by their parents or other carers. Any suspected circumstances of child abuse can be reported.
Department of Health and Human Services 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 (http://www.safeathome.tas.gov.au/).
The functions of the Dental Board of Australia include registering dentists, students, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygienists, oral health therapists and dental prosthesists; developing standards, codes and guidelines for the dental profession; handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings; assessing oversees trained practitioners who wish to practise in Australia and approving accredititaiton standards and accredited course of study
Colville Place provides short term accommodation (6-12 weeks) for young people aged 12-15 who may not have a safe place to stay. Colville Place promotes healthy relationships and supports young people to engage with education, develop living skills, emotional resilience, interpersonal skills and to reconnect with family where appropriate. Any person can make a referral for a young person.
Pulse Youth Health South is a free and confidential health promotion, prevention and early intervention service for young people aged 12-24 years. Provides a mix of clinical services, education and health promotion programs to assist young people to address a wide range of health issues. Has a Worker on Duty to provide individual support for young people, a sexual health GP clinic, psychological services. Young people can self refer. Appointments not needed to access the Worker on Duty service.
Step Up is a Colony47 education program for young people. Step Up Group Program is for young people between 12-17 and their families where the young person has been violent towards their parent for family member. Step Up Individual Program is for young people 16-17 who have been violent towards an intimate partner. Both programs aim to assist young people to understand consequences of violent behaviour, strengthen family and personal relationships and utilise appropriate referral pathways to other specialist services.
Youth Justice Services provides assistance for young people in conflict with the law through the provision of different orders by the Police and Magistrates. These are community conferencing, community service orders, supervision support and custodial services.