16 08, 2022

Family violence reforms pass Lower House

By |2022-08-17T09:26:10+10:00Tuesday, 16 August 2022|

Family violence continues to affect too many people in our community, and eliminating it remains a top priority for our Government. The Family Violence Amendment Bill 2022 has today passed the House of Assembly, which will amend the existing legislative framework aimed at reducing levels of family violence in Tasmania, [...]

16 08, 2022

Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework to keep our children and young people safe

By |2022-08-16T14:10:19+10:00Tuesday, 16 August 2022|

Our Government is absolutely committed to ensuring the future protection of our children and young people. As part of this ongoing commitment, I am continuing to progress the establishment of a Child and Youth Safe Organisations Framework (the Framework) for Tasmania, in line with the recommendations from the Royal Commission [...]

12 08, 2022

Applications invited for Registrar of the Supreme Court

By |2022-08-12T14:20:28+10:00Friday, 12 August 2022|

Our Government is continuing to deliver our plan to ensure Tasmania’s justice system operates as effectively and efficiently as possible. The Department of Justice is seeking applicants from highly experienced, qualified and motivated individuals for the position of Registrar of the Supreme Court. The Registrar is responsible for the efficient [...]

10 08, 2022

More opportunities for Tasmania’s future literary stars

By |2022-08-11T09:34:36+10:00Wednesday, 10 August 2022|

A new program, launched today, will help develop the next generation of literary talent in Tasmania and build on our rich literary history. The new Tasmanian Writers and Illustrators Mentorship Program has been developed by the Australian Society of Authors (ASA) with Arts Tasmania, and is aimed at linking Tasmanian [...]

24 07, 2022

Showcasing the Western Wilds art series

By |2022-07-25T10:17:29+10:00Sunday, 24 July 2022|

Three public artworks are being showcased in a new video by local filmmaker David Pyefinch that will promote Tasmania as a world-class self-drive touring destination, and encourage more people to explore our regions. The artworks, which have all been completed by Tasmanians artists, were commissioned as part of the Western [...]

19 07, 2022

Corrective Services Ministers’ Conference

By |2022-07-20T09:56:54+10:00Tuesday, 19 July 2022|

It is my pleasure to welcome Ministerial colleagues and staff from around Australia and New Zealand this week as Tasmania hosts the 2022 Corrective Services Ministers’ Conference (CSMC) in Hobart. The CSMC represents a great opportunity to learn from other jurisdictions, and share what works and potential learnings in rehabilitation [...]

14 07, 2022

New lift to improve access at North Hobart Oval

By |2022-07-14T19:46:30+10:00Thursday, 14 July 2022|

It was my pleasure to attend the official opening of the brand new lift at North Hobart Oval today, which is the home of the North Hobart Football Club. The lift will give everyone in the community, especially those with wheelchairs or mobility issues, easier access to the Doug Plaister [...]

13 07, 2022

Three potential sites identified for replacement Burnie Court Complex

By |2022-07-14T19:45:39+10:00Wednesday, 13 July 2022|

The Tasmanian Government is working with the community to deliver a replacement Burnie Court complex, which is fit for purpose and enables the efficient and effective operation of the Supreme and Magistrates Courts, as well as meeting local expectations. The Expression of Interest (EOI) process to identify potential sites for [...]

12 07, 2022

Opening of Women’s Legal Service Tasmania’s new Launceston office

By |2022-07-14T19:45:19+10:00Tuesday, 12 July 2022|

As Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, it was my pleasure to officially open Women’s Legal Service Tasmania’s (WLST) new office in Launceston today. The new office was made possible due to our Government’s increased resources for the legal assistance sector in Tasmania, that enable organisations such as the WLST to [...]

11 07, 2022

Swearing in of Magistrate Evan Hughes

By |2022-07-14T19:44:44+10:00Monday, 11 July 2022|

Congratulations to Evan Hughes who is now officially a Magistrate this morning following a ceremonial sitting of the Magistrates Court of Tasmania in Launceston, which I was very pleased to attend. Magistrate Hughes has been appointed to another brand new position that will work across Devonport and Launceston, bringing the [...]

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