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28 01, 2022

Delivering a more efficient and effective justice system

By |2022-01-28T08:16:26+10:00Friday, 28 January 2022|

The latest annual Report on Government Services shows Tasmania’s justice and corrections sectors have continued to improve in key areas. The report shows that for the 2020-21 reporting period, the daily average prisoner population decreased by 3.6 per cent and that Tasmania’s imprisonment rate of 149.2 per 100,000 adult population [...]

25 01, 2022

Delivering safe school buses when school resumes

By |2022-01-25T12:20:02+10:00Tuesday, 25 January 2022|

Tasmanians can rest assured that contingencies are in place to allow for safe school bus travel when students start heading back to school. Additional cleaning of all dedicated school buses will take place with a focus on high-contact areas. Parents are reminded that it is a requirement for children aged [...]

25 01, 2022

Support for consumers affected by construction company failures

By |2022-01-25T09:15:13+10:00Tuesday, 25 January 2022|

The Tasmanian Government will develop a financial support package to assist those negatively affected by the recent failure of Tasmanian Constructions Pty Ltd, trading as Hotondo Homes, and Inside Out Constructions Pty Ltd. We recognise that buying or building a home is the biggest investment many families will make, and we have already taken [...]

21 01, 2022

Recognising the work of our dedicated correctional staff

By |2022-01-21T12:12:42+10:00Friday, 21 January 2022|

Today is Corrections Day where we recognise and celebrate the significant contribution of our hardworking staff both within the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) and Community Corrections each and every day. Anyone who works in corrections deals with some incredibly challenging individuals and situations, but they play a vitally important role [...]

17 01, 2022

Appointment of Solicitor-General Sarah Kay as Senior Counsel

By |2022-01-17T14:00:34+10:00Monday, 17 January 2022|

I extend my personal congratulations to Tasmania’s new Solicitor-General, Ms Sarah Kay on her appointment as Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Tasmania. The appointment is in line with convention and recognises Ms Kay’s extensive experience and many years of high-quality work as well as [...]

17 01, 2022

Swearing in of Magistrate Marica Duvnjak

By |2022-01-17T09:42:46+10:00Monday, 17 January 2022|

I extend my personal congratulations, and on behalf of the Government, to Marica Duvnjak who has been officially sworn in as a Magistrate this morning followed by a ceremonial sitting of the Magistrates Court of Tasmania. Ms Duvnjak brings extensive legal experience to this important role, having previously served as [...]

17 01, 2022

Better outcomes for Tasmanian victim-survivors of crime

By |2022-01-17T08:19:41+10:00Monday, 17 January 2022|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting victims of crime, which is why we’ve progressed reforms to the regulatory framework that provides financial help and assistance to Tasmanian victim-survivors of crime. These important reforms include the introduction of an annual increase to the maximum award levels in line with CPI, [...]

14 01, 2022

Local artists set to shine during the fifth Ashes Test

By |2022-01-14T12:30:27+10:00Friday, 14 January 2022|

The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of our Tasmanian artists and with the fifth Ashes Test starting today in Hobart, we will see an outstanding line-up of Tasmanian talent performing over the coming days. Hobart based Luca Brasi will perform on day one to a packed house of cricket [...]

13 01, 2022

Tasmania Prison Service COVID-19 ready

By |2022-01-13T14:16:05+10:00Thursday, 13 January 2022|

Right from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) has been prepared for the possibility of COVID-19 entering the prison system and have sufficient capacity to manage outbreaks should they occur. The TPS has developed a COVID-19 Safety Plan as well as Outbreak Management Plans for [...]

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