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.
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 Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) provides independent review of a wide range of administrative decisions made by the Australian Government and some non Government bodies. The AAT also reviews decisions of the Norfolk Island Government.
Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.00pm (Registry Counter 9.00am – 4.30pm).
Can assist consumers with issues relating to the storage and use of credit information. Can provide consumers with a copy of their credit file.
Support & assistance for widows & children of service personnel, immediate financial assistance & moral support.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 7.30am – 3pm.
This is a State government service operating from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Alcohol and Drug Service is a key provider of specialist services for Tasmanians who are affected by alcohol and drug use. The service aims to ensure that people affected by alcohol, tobacco and other drug use have access to appropriate, timely, effective and quality treatment services, support and interventions which are based on contemporary best practice.
Operates Monday – Friday 9 a.m – 5 p.m
A 24 hour drug and alcohol information service can be accessed for free by calling 1800 811 994.
Emergency assistance & relief. Providing food vouchers, parcels, clothing, blankets, baby nappies and support to those in need.
Visits by appointment only, between 9am – 12pm, Monday to Friday.
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 Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) contributes to a safer Tasmania by keeping in secure custody those sentenced by the Courts, and providing the best opportunity for prisoners to stop re-offending within a secure, safe and decent environment that reflects the values and opportunities of the wider community it serves.
The Mental Health Service delivers care to Tasmanians with a severe mental illness through community teams and inpatient settings. Mental health services also work in partnership with the community sector to deliver a range of services for people experiencing ill mental health.
Services are delivered regionally throughout Tasmania within four service streams:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Adult Community Mental Health, Older Persons Mental Health and Inpatient and Extended Treatment Mental Health.
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.
Legal Aid New South Wales helps people with their legal problems. Services include legal advice, help at Court and family dispute resolution. They can help in most areas of criminal law, family law and civil law.
A free legal help line is run by LawAccess NSW, call 1300 888 529.
Central Office is located in Haymarket, there are 20 offices in metropolitan and regional New South Wales, see website for locations.
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.
Victims Support Services is part of the Department of Justice, the unit is dedicated to victims of crime.
They are responsible for:
- The administration of the Eligible Persons Register (previously known as the Victims Register) and the provision of information to victims from that Register
- Liaison between the victim and other divisions of the Department of Justice
- Operation and management of the Victims of Crime Service
- Provision of information to victims regarding court processes
- The provision of Court Support and Liaison Service for victims of family violence (as part of the ‘Safe at Home’ project)
- Co-ordination of Victim/Offender mediation in a limited number of appropriate cases
- Administration of Victims of Crime Assistance (financial assistance for victims of crime) and the provision of assistance to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioners.
The Shore Street Day Centre provides care for people who have a diagnosis of dementia and difficult behaviour.
- Respite for their carers;
- Counselling and education for family members and community;
- Ongoing support for carers;
- Liaison with other relevant services.
The Tribunal can assist with processes relating to claims which have been disputed. The Tribunal cannot give legal advice.
The Tasmanian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (TACC) provides key services in the repair, service and retail sectors of the automotive industry.
Service provided by Relationships Australia.
In Tasmania, the following services are provided:
- Reconnect program, providing services to youth in danger of homelessness in northern Tasmania.
- Aboriginal counselling and community work across northern Tasmania, including monthly outreach to Flinders and Cape Barren Island in Bass Strait.
- Community and relationship support to several rural communities across Tasmania.
The Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) is a free and confidential support service for southern Tasmanian people of all ages who have been affected by any form of sexual violence. We also provide information and support to professionals, and offer a range of training workshops and education sessions throughout Tasmania.
SASS’ services include:
- Counselling and support (southern Tasmania)
- Crisis services (southern Tasmania)
- Redress Scheme Support Services (state-wide)
- Therapeutic treatment for children and young people displaying Problem Sexual Behaviour and Sexually Abusive Behaviour (state-wide)
- Training & educational workshops (state-wide)
- Policy feedback and consultation about sexual violence and related topics (state-wide)
SASS is open 9am – 5pm weekdays, and also operates a 24 hour crisis line (1800 697 877).
Aged care facility administered by the Salvation Army. Caters for people who require low level residential care.
The Customer Owned Banking Association is owned by its 95 member institutions: 77 credit unions, 6 building societies, 11 mutual banks and 1 other; and represents 13 friendly societies though the Friendly Societies of Australia and a number of affiliate members.
COBA provides representation and advocacy for its members to:
- federal and state governments;
- regulators, such as APRA and ASIC;
- the media;
- industry and consumer groups; and
- the general public and other stakeholders.
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 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.