Women's Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc

Exemption no: 21/06/059

Date granted: 09/07/2021

Date of expiry: 09/07/2024

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 21/07/2021

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)


This exemption was granted to permit Women's Legal Service (Tasmania) Inc to recruit and employ women only in the (paid and/or volunteer) identified positions within the organisation for the purposes of:

  • providing Tasmanian women with specialist legal assistance and advice across many areas of law;
  • providing a safe and un-threatening working environment to its clients in particular, women addressing family violence issues accessing these services on a daily basis; and
  • providing a genders, integrated response to its clients through a feminist framework, and building a collaborative relationships with other specialist services for women in the sector, including sexual assault support services, specialist counselling, health services and shelters.