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General Legal Service - Tasmania

Factsheets from Legal Aid Tasmania's website. A great resource on everything from Family Law to Boundary Fences and Victims of Crime Compensation.

Factsheets and court forms on Residential Tenancy from the Magistrate Court's website. A great resource for both tenants and landlords.

Information on the different Ombudsmans and their services within Tasmania. Ombudsmans, in certain situations, can accept complaints about local governments, health care providers, energy providers and State government agencies.

Information on fines and other potential penalties from the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service (MPES).

General Legal Service - Outside Tasmania and Commonwealth

Information and publications from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on consumer credit, lay-bys, scams and more.

Law Handbooks provide a comprehensive introduction to Commonwealth law and the law of various states.

The Victorian Law Handbook can be found here:

The NSW Law Handbook can be found here:

The South Australian Law Handbook can be found here:

Welfare Rights

Centrelink web site:

Department of Human Services contact details:

Centrelink forms:

Centrelink Health Care Card:

Centrelink Youth Allowance:

Centrelink Newstart Allowance:

Centrelink Age Pension:

Centrelink Disability Support Pension:

Centrelink Parenting Payments:

Centrelink Baby Bonus:

Centrelink Family Tax Benefits:

Paid Parental Leave for Working Parents:

Centrelink Austudy:

Centrelink Abstudy:

Carer Allowances:

Centrelink Rent Assistance:

Department of Human Services Complaints:

Department of Human Services Reviews and Appeals:

Centrelink Your Rights:

Wikipedia – Social Security Australia

Social Security Act 1991:

Welfare Rights Services

Welfare Rights Self Help Forms

Welfare Rights Service Fact Sheets:

Family Assistance Office:

Commonwealth Ombudsman:

The Privacy Commissioner:

The Minister for Family and Community Services:

Local Federal Member:

Disability Discrimination Service

The Australian Human Rights Commission's (AHRC) website. The AHRC is the Federal agency the deals with complaints of discrimination in breach of Federal laws.

The Office of the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner's (OADC) website. The OADC is the state based agency that deals with complaints of all types of discrimination in breach of State laws.

Employment Law Service

Fair Work Commission

Fair Work Ombudsman

WorkSafe Tasmania

WorkCover Tasmania

Job Watch

Tasmanian Industrial Relations Commission

Family Law Service

This is the most user-friendly website for the Family Court (comprising Federal Magistrates Court and Family Court). Both courts also have their own specific links (see below).

This site provides links to all forms, factsheets and relevant family law information.

This link to the Family Court connects to information about legislation, recent cases and the commonwealth courts portal.

This link to the Federal Circuit Court provides information about the court, practice directions, court lists and dispute resolution.

This link to the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department. Includes information on Australia's legal system and a section on families and marriage.

Family Relationships online provides all families (whether together or separated) with access to information about family relationship issues ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. It allows families to find out about a range of services that can assist them to manage relationship issues, including agreeing on appropriate arrangements for children after parents separate.

The Department of Health and Human Services link provides general information for Tasmanians.

This link provides direct access to legislation and cases for state and federal law.

All the helpful links you'll need!