The Medical Board of Australia registers medical practitioners and students; develop standards, code and guidelines for the medical profession; investigates notifications and complaints; where necessary conduct panel hearings and refer serious matters to Tribunal hearings; assess International medical Graduates who wish to practice in Australia and approve accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
The Medical Board of Australia is supported by Boards in each State and Territory, which make individual registration and notification decisions.
You can make a complaint to the Commonwealth Ombudsman using the online complaints form at http://www.ombudsman.gov.au. If you are unable to complete the online form, you can contact them on 1300 362 072.
The VRB is an independent tribunal that reviews decisions made by the Repatriation Commission, the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission and the Service Chiefs of the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force.
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.
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 Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
A division of Tasmania’s Department of Health and Human Services. Adoptions and Permanency Services provide adoption services to individuals in Tasmania considering placing their child for adoption and those interested in adopting either a local or overseas child.
Save the Children programs build better outcomes for children and their families in vulnerable communities.
They use early intervention and practical parenting programs.
The Department of Justice handles general enquires about the Justices’ of the Peace and how to locate them.
The Federal Register of Legislation (the Legislation Register) is the authorised whole-of-government website for Commonwealth legislation and related documents. It contains the full text and details of the life cycle of individual laws and the relationships between them.
The Australian Health Practitioner’s Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is responsible for the registration and accreditation of 10 health professions across Australia. On behalf of the Boards the AHPRA manages investigations into the professional conduct, performance or health of registered health practitioners, except in NSW where it is done by the Health Care Complaints Commission.
The functions of the Chiropractic Board of Australia include registering chiropractic practitioners and students; developing standards, codes and guidelines for the chiropractic profession; handling notifications, complaints, investigations and disciplinary hearings; assessing oversees practitioners who wish to practise in Australia; approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.
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
The Institute of chartered Accountants in Australia is the professional body representing chartered accountants in Australia. Deals with enquiries and complaints about accountants.
The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is Australia’s peak measurement body responsible for biological, chemical, legal, physical and trade measurement (ensuring that the pricing of traded goods is based on accurate measurement). The NMI is a division of the Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.
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 Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages is responsible for maintaining registers of births, deaths, marriages, deeds of relationship and adoptions that occur in Tasmania. Registering changes of name for people who were born or reside in Tasmania.
The Recorder of Titles is the statutory officer responsible for providing the community with certainty of title to land. This is achieved by the development and administration of legislation governing land dealings in Tasmania. The Torrens title system provides people, commerce and industry with significant economic advantages when dealing with land.
The Tasmanian Conservation Trust (TCT) is the only Tasmanian conservation organisation that involves itself in the full range of conservation issues. Founded in 1968, it is the longest continuing environment organisation in Tasmania. As a non-political organisation, it can engage with government, industry and the wider community in a non-confrontationist manner to achieve genuine, on-ground conservation outcomes.
24 hr service providing information, advice & referral on any matter in relation to drugs & alcohol. Services whole of Tasmania.
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.
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.
The classification board makes classification decisions for films, computer games and certain publications.
Also classifies material submitted from State and Federal Police within Australia, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
The board does not classify programs broadcast for TV, live performances and audio CDs.
Mailing address: Locked Bag 3, Haymarket, New South Wales 1240.
The Ad Standards manages the complaint resolution process of the advertising self-regulation system through the Ad Standards Community Panel and the Ad Standards Industry Jury.
The Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) provides a free and impartial resolution service for complaints about health service providers in Tasmania.
It is an alternative to legal proceedings and neither party requires a lawyer.
HCC assists by clarifying the issues in dispute between the parties and exploring outcomes such as an explanation, apology, system improvement or compensation.
HCC has a number of options available to assist in resolving complaints, including early resolution, investigation and conciliation, but does not have the power to make any judgement, or order, in favour of one party or the other.
Health services include public and private organisations, such as hospitals and ambulance services, as well as individuals including doctors, dentists, pharmacists and alternative health care providers such as naturopaths, massage therapists and acupuncturists.
HCC attempts to negotiate satisfactory outcomes while remaining impartial throughout the process.
For more information visit: http://www.healthcomplaints.tas.gov.au or phone 1800 001 170 to see if they can assist you in your matter.
Promotes prevention of cruelty to animals, educates public re: animal welfare, provides info. re: care, protection and treatment of animals. To report animal cruelty phone the animal cruelty hotline 1300 139 947
The Tasmanian Inspectorate comprises six dedicated staff.
The five inspectors are based in:
- Hobart – Two Inspectors
- Launceston – One Inspectors
- Devonport – One Inspector and one Inspectorate Manager
The statewide Prosecutor is based in Launceston, the prosecutor represents the RSPCA in Court, when people suspected of breaching the legislation are summoned.