Aims to improve safety, health and rehabilitation in the workplace, and to reduce death, injury and disease; target high consequence activities; be a responsive regulator; engage with the community and to ensure better return to work.
The Mental Health Council of Tasmania (MHCT) is a member based peak body. We represent and promote the interests of community managed mental health services and have a strong commitment to enabling better access and outcomes for every Tasmanian.
Represents the political and community development aspirations of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. Our state-wide free call number is 1800 132 260
Provides services and education for deaf and hard of hearing Tasmanians and their families.
The Tasmanian Deaf Society has two areas of operation; Tasdeaf and it’s division, Hearing Link Tasmania.
Tasdeaf provides advocacy, interpreting services, Auslan classes, Deaf cultural awareness training and education to workplaces and community support services.
Hearing Link Tasmania is the other division that provides a range of services such as workplace screening and assessment, hearing testing and provision of assistive listening devices for hard of hearing people.
Australia wide organisation which provides general information to all people considering bankruptcy. Bankruptcy consultants will provide advice on individual options and the best solution to the individual’s financial problems. Will charge a fee depending on level of income, size of debt and what type of assistance is given.
Provides support, reassurance, advocacy and information to people with epilepsy and their families. Also promotes understanding through education and raising community awareness. Education and training sessions available.
Laurel House is a community based organisation that provides therapeutic services and support for women, men and children. Their Service is completely confidential and free to victim/survivors and their families, friends and support people of sexual violence. They do not see perpetrators/offenders of any form of violence.
Laurel House provides face-to-face and phone counselling, 24-hour crisis service, support through the forensic/medical process, information and support through the legal process, referral and information services and outreach to rural areas.
Laurel House also offers community education, professional training and debriefing to professionals working with victim/survivors.
Counselling, education and support service for a range of issues, including family, marriage and relationship issues.
Mediation services provided on the North West Coast only.
Hours: 9am-5pm Mon – Fri
The Australian Copyright Council is an independent, non-profit organisation. Founded in 1968, we represent the peak bodies for professional artists and content creators working in Australia
The ACT Law Society represents, advances and defends the interests of an independent legal profession in the ACT. They also protect the public interest in the ACT system of justice through the efficient regulation of the profession in accordance with the Legal Profession Act and the Society’s Rules for Solicitors.
Legal Aid ACT helps people in the ACT with their legal problems, especially people who are socially or economically disadvantaged. They can help in criminal law, family law and some civil matters.
Helpline available Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5pm.
The LCLC provides a free legal service to people who believe they have been treated differently because of their disability.
People can experience disability discrimination in a number of different areas including:
Employment, education, provision of goods or services, accommodation.
The disability discrimination solicitor will be able to advise people as to the merit of their case, what action they can take and in certain circumstances offer free legal representation.
The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal is an independent statutory body established by the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993. It hears and determines a broad range of appeals and applications from over 20 statutes. Under Section 5(3) of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993, the Tribunal is part of the State’s resource management and planning system. The objectives of that system are incorporated into the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993 under Schedule 1 and those objectives are:
- promote the sustainable development of natural and physical resources and the maintenance of ecological processes and genetic diversity;
- provide for the fair, orderly and sustainable use and development of air, land and water;
- encourage public involvement in resource management and planning;
- facilitate economic development in accordance with these objectives; and
- promote the sharing of responsibility for resource management and planning between the different spheres of Government, the community and industry in Tasmania.
The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Registry is also the premises of the Registry for the Forest Practices Tribunal (see Section 35(1) of the Forest Practices Act 1985).
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.
Provides assistance and counselling services to separated couples in relation to children’s issues. They provide Family Dispute Resolution to help parents resolve conflict and develop workable arrangements (including parenting plans) for their children.
The Centre does not provide legal advice.
The Centre has a direct link to the Family Relationships Advice Line and Centrelink.
Opening hours Monday – Friday 9am -5pm
The Magistrates Court of Tasmania aims to serve the community by providing access to an accountable, independent and impartial system of justice administered according to law.
Telephone advice service provided by Hobart Community Legal Service for consumers covering problems related to debt, bankruptcy, credit cards, sales, mortgages, credit reporting, loans, credit contracts. Callers will be advised of their rights and options.
In appropriate circumstances callers will be referred to community groups. Callers are asked to leave a message on answering machine and an advocate will return their call as soon as possible.
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.
A free, youth-focused mental health service for young people aged 12-25. A team of professionals specialising in health related issues can help.
The Parole Board has the authority to:
- Grant parole
- Defer making a decision on whether a prisoner should be released on a parole order
- Refuse to release a prisoner on a parole order
The Parole Board consists of three members:
- One member must be a legal practitioner with at least seven years experience
- Two members must have experience in sociology, criminology, penology or medicine
- The Governor appoints a chairperson from the above members
The Mediation Service provides confidential information, support, referral and Dispute Resolution (mediation) in relation to:
- property settlement
- financial matters
- neighbourhood and community disputes
- disputes between family members
- parenting arrangements.
This service is available through the Family Relationships Centres in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
A community based organisation which aims to recognise, promote & defend the rights and interests of people with an intellectual disability. It does this by creating and supporting long term one-to-one freely given relationships between a person with an intellectual disability and a member of the community.