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24 09, 2020

Court backlog Bill passes the Lower House

By |2020-09-24T16:08:08+10:00Thursday, 24 September 2020|

As Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, I am committed to introducing reform to the State’s court system to ensure all Tasmanians have access to an efficient and effective justice system in which court proceedings are able to be finalised in a timely manner. In response to delays in the state’s [...]

24 09, 2020

Using technology to improve workplace safety

By |2020-09-24T15:34:50+10:00Thursday, 24 September 2020|

WorkSafe Tasmania has today launched a new online incident notification process to streamline the way Tasmanian businesses provide them with written notice of a death, serious injury, serious illness, or dangerous incident in a workplace. The new online notification process will guide people through a series of questions designed to [...]

22 09, 2020

Tasmania Prison Service strengthened by new recruits

By |2020-09-22T16:07:41+10:00Tuesday, 22 September 2020|

The Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) continues to attract high-quality recruits to its ranks, with four qualified Correctional Officers from interstate joining the TPS and a cohort of 42 Tasmanians selected to undertake the latest recruit training. A group of 24 recruits yesterday commenced an intensive 10-week training course and will [...]

22 09, 2020

Tasmanian Landlords and Tenants accessing support funds

By |2020-09-22T12:35:52+10:00Tuesday, 22 September 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting both tenants and landlords as the State rebuilds from COVID-19. After recently announcing a new support fund for landlords, I am pleased to advise that as of 21 September 2020, 99 applications have been received from landlords for assistance across the State. Of [...]

18 09, 2020

Putting downward pressure on fuel prices in Tasmania

By |2020-09-18T11:23:27+10:00Friday, 18 September 2020|

The Tasmanian Government remains committed to reducing the cost of living for all Tasmanians. As part of that commitment, we have been closely examining other jurisdiction’s fuel price reporting schemes and developing measures to prevent Tasmanians from paying too much for fuel, resulting in our decision to introduce a mandatory [...]

18 09, 2020

Arts funding assessment process

By |2020-09-18T11:22:44+10:00Friday, 18 September 2020|

The Tasmanian Government strongly supports our world-class forestry industry and the jobs it supports in regional Tasmania. The Cultural and Creative Industries Act 2017 includes an independent system of peer assessment and expert advice in all funding decisions under Screen Tasmania and Arts Tasmania. However, all grant recipients have a [...]

18 09, 2020

Helping Tasmanian prisoners reintegrate back into the community

By |2020-09-18T11:20:57+10:00Friday, 18 September 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing effective and sustainable rehabilitation and reintegration for Tasmanian prisoners. A new joint initiative between the Tasmania Prison Service and the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service has been launched to help prisoners pay outstanding fines with the aim of ensuring a smoother transition back into [...]

17 09, 2020

Labor’s continued attack on independent authorities

By |2020-09-17T18:35:00+10:00Thursday, 17 September 2020|

The safety, security and health and wellbeing of Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) staff, inmates, and visitors is a high priority for our Government. Yesterday, I tabled the Rehabilitation and Reintegration Report from the Custodial Inspector. That report relates to inspections undertaken in October 2018, almost two years ago, and makes [...]

17 09, 2020

A shameful new low from Labor

By |2020-09-17T17:37:51+10:00Thursday, 17 September 2020|

On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, I wish to acknowledge the immense courage required for survivors of child sexual abuse to come forward and seek justice. I acknowledge the independence of the Judiciary from the Legislative and Executive arms of Government. I am no longer surprised when week-in, week-out we [...]

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