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2 12, 2021

Exclusive dinner proves Labor still has no plan

By |2021-12-02T14:20:31+10:00Thursday, 2 December 2021|

Rebecca White, Dean Winter, and Labor have simply run out of ideas, so in desperation, they will be asking attendees for some at a fundraising dinner tonight. The invitation to tonight’s ‘exclusive dinner’ (below) promises, at $550 per head, attendees can have “…input into Labor’s policy focus and direction.” This [...]

1 12, 2021

Independent Review into the Public Trustee

By |2021-12-01T13:11:54+10:00Wednesday, 1 December 2021|

The Tasmanian Government welcomes the Report of the Independent Review into the administrative and operational practices of the Public Trustee, released today as promised. The Review was undertaken by Damian Bugg AM QC, following the announcement on 10 June 2021 that an Independent Review would be carried out, in response [...]

29 11, 2021

New TPS recruits begin their training

By |2021-11-29T15:28:52+10:00Monday, 29 November 2021|

As part of our Government’s significant recruitment campaign to bolster Tasmania’s Prison Service (TPS), 22 new recruits have today commenced their training to become Correctional Officers. The new recruits come from a diverse range of backgrounds with experience in trades, security, disability support, retail, banking, hairdressing, fitness, and hospitality. Recruits [...]

25 11, 2021

Magistrates Court Annual Report for 2020-21

By |2021-11-25T14:33:15+10:00Thursday, 25 November 2021|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to provide access to an effective and efficient justice system for all Tasmanians. The Magistrates Court Annual Report for 2020-21, tabled in Parliament today, confirms the Court has continued to provide high levels of service and access to justice to the community despite the [...]

25 11, 2021

Phasing out suspended sentences

By |2021-11-25T14:02:24+10:00Thursday, 25 November 2021|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government has a long held position of phasing out suspended sentences in Tasmania. I have today tabled the Sentencing Advisory Council’s (SAC) review under section 2 of the Sentencing Amendment (Phasing out of Suspended Sentences) Act 2017. The review confirms our new sentencing options, such as home [...]

25 11, 2021

Cassy O’Connor wrong again but won’t admit it

By |2021-11-25T10:34:41+10:00Thursday, 25 November 2021|

Cassy O’Connor clearly has no idea how the law works and is once again choosing to politicise an issue instead of trying to understand it. As Attorney-General and First Law Officer of the State, I exercise purely non-political functions in intervening in some court proceedings to seek clarity on the [...]

24 11, 2021

Judge alone criminal trials one step closer

By |2021-11-24T13:06:55+10:00Wednesday, 24 November 2021|

The option of trial by Judge alone in the Supreme Court, subject to appropriate safeguards, is another step closer following the passage of the Criminal Code Amendment (Judge Alone Trials) Bill 2021 through the House of Assembly today. Tasmania does not currently have the option of trial by Judge alone, and [...]

23 11, 2021

Project Vigilance recognised nationally

By |2021-11-24T15:10:08+10:00Tuesday, 23 November 2021|

Tasmania Police’s Project Vigilance has received a Silver Award in the police-led category of the 2021 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards. The awards recognise best practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia, and play a vital role in highlighting effective community-based [...]

23 11, 2021

Custodial Inspector’s Capacity Utilisation Review

By |2021-11-23T15:11:23+10:00Tuesday, 23 November 2021|

The Tasmanian Government notes the tabling of the Custodial Inspector’s 2021 Capacity Utilisation Review Report in Parliament today. I can advise that the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) has carefully considered the Review and of the seven recommendations, five have already been addressed through existing initiatives or strategies which have recently [...]

23 11, 2021

Expressions of interest sought for two new Magistrates

By |2021-11-23T11:13:47+10:00Tuesday, 23 November 2021|

The Tasmanian Government is continuing to deliver a more efficient and effective justice system for Tasmanians with expressions of interest now being sought for two permanent, full-time Magistrates for Tasmania. These appointments will mean the Magistrates Court will have 17 permanent, full-time Magistrates, which is a record number for Tasmania [...]

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