MRC caseworkers can provide support and advocacy assistance to people from refugee backgrounds that are proceeding through the justice system. This includes liaison between Police, Courts, Legal Aid, the Department of Justice, Corrective Services and clients.
Investigates and conciliates claims of discrimination under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tasmania). Promotes non-discriminatory principles and practices, through training and community education as well as distribution of information on discrimination.
Independent officer appointed by the Governor, and answerable to the Parliament. Their role is to investigate the administrative actions of public authorities to ensure that those actions are lawful, reasonable and fair.
Tasmania Police investigates complaints in accordance with the Police Service Act 2003.
All complaints must be in writing, and made within six months of the conduct becoming known to the complainant.
GPO Box 308
HOBART TAS 7001
Read more about the process on the Tasmania Police website.
Provides free advocacy services across Tasmania. ATI works to promote and protect the rights and interests of clients, providing a free, statewide, independent and confidential 'Your Say' advocacy service.
The Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania provides free telephone legal advice on 1300 366 611. They provide legal services in respect of criminal law, family law, family violence, mental health, civil advice and consumer credit.
Legal Aid may also help find a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Declarations, or Notary Public.
Free service for people suffering from family violence. Court Support Officers are available to provide support to adult and child victims of family violence and prepare children and young people to give evidence in court.
Tasmania Police is committed to ensuring it delivers services which are accessible, equitable and culturally sensitive to all persons from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. They have appointed a number of Multicultural Liaison Officers throughout Tasmania.
Aims to foster community awareness of the law, make the law more equitable and accessible, and provide free legal advice to the public in southern Tasmania.
Provides free legal advice to the community of Launceston and surrounds.
Provides a free one-off advice and referral legal service to residents on the North West Coast of Tasmania.
A not-for-profit legal service based in Hobart providing free confidential legal advice to the community.
Provides assistance to women, with emphasis on women's legal issues. Free and confidential legal advice and referral. Telephone calls to the Service are free from anywhere in Tasmania and will not show up on telephone bills.
Supports people dealing with personal and practical problems associated with the impact of crime, allowing them to regain control of their lives. All services are free and confidential.
Involves a range of services working together to protect and support victims of family violence, including young people and children, while making offenders responsible for their behaviour.
Provides advice to people of refugee background, people seeking asylum and other humanitarian entrants who reside in Tasmania.
Website: Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service
Phone: 03 616 9473