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Further information regarding other disability services

The Divine web site - www.divine.vic.gov.au

Divine provides comprehensive information including:

  • A Victorian directory of disability-related services,
  • An activities calendar,
  • The latest disability-related news,
  • Disability and health related articles
  • A portal into other useful disability-related web sites to use as a resource for further high-quality information.

Department of Human Services Intake and Response Team provides information about community supports and services for people with a disability, their families and carers in your local area. Telephone 1800 783 783.

Further information on Disability Discrimination and Your Rights & Responsibilities

Disability Discrimination is unlawful under state and federal laws. The following resources may be useful if you are unsure of what may or may not be considered discriminatory, or for organisations that require other information regarding disabilities, or industry policy and practices.

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Victorian Legal Aid helps people with their legal problems with a focus on helping and protecting the rights of socially and economically disadvantaged Victorians. Assistance is given in areas of criminal law, family law and some civil law matters.

Telephone: (03) 9269 0120
Victorian country callers only: 1800 677 402 (toll free)
Overseas callers: +61 3 9269 0120
Website: www.legalaid.vic.gov.au

Open Monday to Friday 8.45 am to 5.15 pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) except public holidays

Federation of Community Legal Centres is the peak body for 49 Victorian community legal centres (CLCs) providing free legal services to the public.

Address:  Level 3, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Telephone:
(03) 9652 1500
Website: www.communitylaw.org.au
E-mail: administration@fclc.org.au

If you need information about CLCs outside of Victoria, please visit the
National Association of Community Legal Centres website.

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent body with responsibilities under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001, and Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. The Commission's services include a free phone enquiry line, a free, fair and timely dispute resolution service, information and education about equal opportunity, racial and religious vilification and the Charter, education, training and consultancy services.

Hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Telephone: 1300 891 848
TTY: 1300 289 621
Web site: http://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au
E-mail: complaints@veohrc.vic.gov.au

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Australian Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission is the nation’s independent human rights body. The Commission works to find practical and long-term solutions to the human rights issues facing people in Australia, as well as to build greater understanding and respect for human rights in the community.

Telephone: (02) 9284 9600
Web site: www.humanrights.gov.au
General enquiries and publications: 1300 369 711
TTY: 1800 620 241
Facsimile: (02) 9284 9611
Complaints Infoline: 1300 656 419
Email: complaintsinfo@humanrights.gov.au.

Hours for counter and general enquiries are 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. The Complaints Infoline is open 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (closed on Tuesdays, between 1 and 5pm).

Peak Industry Bodies
Each industry may have a peak or governing body that can provide support or advice to organisations, including information on how to access further training for working with people who have a disability.

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