Catgeory: General news

Report calls for Reform of Public Trustee Fee Structure

October 13, 2014

As part of Anti-Poverty Week, Advocacy Tasmania Inc and Community Legal Centres Tasmania have released a report entitled The Public Trustee and a Fair and Proportionate Fee Structure for Represented Persons. The report finds that disability support pensioners subject to Guardianship and Administration Orders are charged 7.4% or $1476.45 of their pension in Public Trustee […]

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UN Human Rights Office urges withdrawal of anti-protest laws

September 10, 2014

Three United Nations Special Rapporteurs have called on the Tasmanian Government to withdraw its proposed anti-protest laws. Late yesterday, David Kaye UN Special Rapporteur on the freedom of opinion and expression spoke to ABC presenter Louise Saunders. A copy of his interview is available here. A copy of the Special Rapporteur’s statement to the Tasmanian […]

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UN Human Rights Office asked to investigate protesting laws

August 18, 2014

Community Legal Centres Tasmania and a coalition of community groups have today written to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights outlining their concerns at the proposed introduction of the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Bill 2014.The letter is attached here along with a media release here

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Launch of GirlsGottaKnow Mobile App

June 29, 2013

On 8th April 2013 the Women’s Legal Service and Julie Collins MP – Minister for the Status of Women launched the GirlsGottaKnow App. The GirlsGottaKnow Mobile App provides general legal information to young women between 14-24 years of age. GirlsGottaKnow was developed by the Women’s Legal Service over the last six months to provide a […]

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