Legal News

Everyday Tasmanians Affected by Anti-Protest Laws, Aboriginal People More So

November 21, 2019 This morning nipaluna/Hobart’s Parliament Lawns played host to several concerned groups, including the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) and the Tasmanian Greens, filing a petition against new anti-protest laws proposed by the Liberal Government. If passed these broad ranging laws would mean up to four years in jail for protesting and impose mandatory fines on protesters who are considered to have interfered with the operations of a business and fines of up to $10,000 per individual and $100,000 for a corporation. “These ... Read more

Royal Commission into Juvenile Detention in the Northern Territory

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lutruwita (Tasmania) needs to be included in the Royal Commission

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Letter to the Australian Newspaper about our Aboriginal Legal Service:

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Brett Whiteley – Federal Liberal Meeting for Bass cancels meeting 30 minutes prior to meeting!

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Aboriginal Delegation Ready to Meet with the New Prime Minister to Restore ALS funding to Tas

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New Legal Service Abandons Aborigines

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Aboriginal legal aid changes appalling

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Clients very satisfied with the service defunded by Attorney General Brandis

Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Service Client Satisfaction Survey to end June 2015 One hundred client satisfaction survey forms were obtained from clients of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Legal Aid Scheme. These surveys were designed to capture a snapshot of our performance for the year from all parts of the State and including both genders. Prisoners were included in the survey. The demographic characteristics of the clients surveyed and the nature of the matters for which they obtained legal representation are shown in the following table: Table 1: ... Read more

Reminder – transfer any legal cases now

Reminder to clients of Aboriginal Legal Aid in Tasmania that they need to contact their lawyer at Beeton & Mansell to arrange transfer of their case to another legal aid service. This is because the Abbott government gave Aboriginal legal aid funding to the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service instead of to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre which had operated the service for over 40 years. TAC will continue to assist community members in whatever way we can. Please contact your lawyer or ... Read more
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