Voice to Parliament - Inform yourself and separate the fact from fiction
The Uluru Statement from the Heart is the invitation for Australians to vote yes to giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander a direct voice to parliament. Read the Statement here.
Law Council of Australia article explains what happens during a referendum
UNSW panel of experts answers 10 commonly asked questions about the Voice to Parliament Referendum Proposal
Solicitor-General's advice to the Government about the legality of the Voice proposal - note clicking on this link will automatically download the advice as a PDF
Tasmanian Government Services
The Department of Health link provides general information for Tasmanians.
Whether you're a renter, homeowner or run a business, the Insurance Checkup can help you to understand what level of insurance you need, how to find the right insurer for you, and what to do if you are affected by an emergency.
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:
Centrelink web site:
Services Australia contact details:
Centrelink Health Care Card:
Centrelink Youth Allowance:
Centrelink Age Pension:
Centrelink Disability Support Pension:
Centrelink Parenting Payment:
Newborn Upfront Payment and Newborn Supplement
Centrelink Family Tax Benefit:
Parental Leave Pay
Centrelink Rent Assistance:
Services Australia Complaints and feedback:
Services Australia Reviews and Appeals:
Services Australia - Your Right to Privacy
Economic Justice Australia Self Help Resources
The Privacy Commissioner:
The Minister for Families and Social 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
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.
This link provides direct access to legislation and cases for state and federal law.