Brochures

Hobart Community Legal Service brochure

Download PDFFri, 2015-07-31

Dealing with Debt

If a natural disaster such as bushfire has affected your ability to cope with debt, you should first talk to the lender (‘creditor’ or ‘credit provider’). Some banks have established emergency assistance packages to assist customers.

Download PDFMon, 2013-01-14

The Magistrates Court (Youth Justice Division)

THE YOUTH JUSTICE ACT IN BRIEF

The Youth Justice Act relates to the administration of justice and operation of the court system in Tasmania.

It applies to young people aged 10 years and over and under 18 years at the time of an alleged offence.

Download PDFWed, 2012-07-04

Problems with Centrelink

How can the Welfare Rights Service help you?

The Welfare Rights Service can provide you with information about Centrelink payments, other welfare entitlements and can represent you in discussions with Centrelink.

The Service is open to individuals or organisations.

Download PDFWed, 2012-07-04

Replacing Lost Documents

Do not worry if you have lost legal documents in the bushfires – they can be replaced. This fact sheet outlines how you can obtain replacement copies.

Download PDFFri, 2013-01-18

Challenging a Decision by Centrelink

If you are unhappy about a decision made by Centrelink you may request the reasons for that decision and challenge the decision itself. Any Centrelink decision that affects you personally may be challenged. For example, you may challenge the cutting off or reduction in a payment. It is a good idea to request Centrelink’s written reasons for your decision.

Download PDFMon, 2013-01-14

Replacing Fencing

The Boundary Fences Act 1908 (Tas) determines who pays for the repair or replacement of fences.

Download PDFMon, 2013-01-14

Formal Cautioning & Community Conferencing

DIVERSIONARY OPTIONS REQUIRE THAT YOU FIRST ADMIT TO HAVING COMMITTED THE ALLEGED OFFENCE

If you are apprehended by the Police for committing an offence, then you can either

  • not admit to that offence (and the matter will proceed to Court), or
  • admit that you committed the offence.
Download PDFSun, 2012-01-01