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  • 13 Community and Environment
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Community and Environment


This section covers a large range of community and environmental topics, from neighbourhood disputes, immigration and citizenship and road rules for cyclists and skaters. See the headings for information on the specific issue you are seeking to learn about.


Neighbourhood Disputes

This chapter provides information on boundary disputes and environmental issues that occur between neighbours as well as detailing some practical tips to assist resolving any issue that has already arisen.

Community Organisations

The information provided in this chapter explains different types of organisation structures to assist people who are creating an organisation or established organisations seeking clarification on the laws and policy surrounding how organisations operate.

Immigration Law

This chapter explores the migration regulations and citizenship information in Australia. This includes types of Australian visas, the status of unlawful non-citizens, how decisions are reviewed by the Department, useful contacts and other available resources.

Dogs, Cats and Animal Control

This chapter provides information concerning animal care, wildlife and injuries caused by other animals as well as detailing the contacts and resources available to people in Tasmania.


This chapter explores environmental law in Tasmania, provides information on the Environmental Defenders’ Office (EDO) and industry codes of practice as well as explaining the environmental and planning framework and management of pollution law. In addition, information on assessing environmental impacts and local government issues (rates).

The internet and the law

This chapter explains how the law addresses a person’s use of the internet, how copyright and the internet works alongside detailing consumer issues related to online shopping such as, purchasing goods from overseas and within Australia, defamation, making complaints and contacts and resources.

Road Rules for Cyclists and Skaters

There are certain rules that all road users (drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and skaters) must abide by. This chapter explores the current Tasmanian road rules and addresses other laws and regulations that apply to cyclists, skateboarders and others.

Page last updated 19/11/2018

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