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17 10, 2020

TasCAT President sought

By |2020-10-19T09:05:12+10:00Saturday, 17 October 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to improving access to justice for all Tasmanians and now that the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TasCAT) Bill 2020 has passed State Parliament this week, the search is non for the TasCAT President. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to find the right [...]

15 10, 2020

Delivering significant Justice reforms

By |2020-10-15T14:45:38+10:00Thursday, 15 October 2020|

The Department of Justice Annual Report 2019-20, tabled in State Parliament today, highlights the significant legislative reforms delivered by the Tasmanian Government in the last financial year. Among these were the important amendments to Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001, which provided victims of sexual assault the right to [...]

15 10, 2020

Custodial Inspector report tabled in State Parliament

By |2020-10-15T14:17:17+10:00Thursday, 15 October 2020|

The Tasmanian Government remains committed to addressing the issues facing the State’s corrections system. Today I tabled the finalised report from the Custodial Inspector, titled Resources and Systems Inspection Report, July 2020 consistent with statutory tabling requirements. The report makes 64 recommendations and the Tasmanian Government has supported 58 of [...]

15 10, 2020

TasCAT Bill passed in State Parliament

By |2020-10-15T11:16:52+10:00Thursday, 15 October 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to improving access to justice for all Tasmanians and today I was pleased that the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Bill 2020 was passed in State Parliament. The legislation is the first stage to formally establish the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TasCAT), allowing co-located [...]

15 10, 2020

Partnership to deliver integrated training for prisoners

By |2020-10-15T08:57:25+10:00Thursday, 15 October 2020|

Tasmanian prisoners will be provided with more training pathways from the time they enter prison to when they leave and beyond through a strengthened partnership between the Tasmania Prison Service and TasTAFE. The agreement, which came into effect on 1 October, establishes a new prison education model, with a TasTAFE [...]

13 10, 2020

Hundreds of residential landlords access Government support

By |2020-10-14T08:39:58+10:00Tuesday, 13 October 2020|

The Tasmanian Government recognises that the impacts of COVID-19 have been felt by many residential landlords, and today, I was pleased the Residential Tenancy Amendment (COVID-19) Bill 2020 passed the House of Assembly. This Bill will allow our Government to continue providing significant support to Tasmanian landlords after recently announcing [...]

12 10, 2020

Independent Inquirers into Department of Education announced

By |2020-10-12T09:52:43+10:00Monday, 12 October 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is today pleased to announce the appointment of two highly renowned and respected international experts to lead the Inquiry into the Department of Education’s Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Tasmanian Government Schools. The Inquiry, which was announced by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and [...]

9 10, 2020

Tasmanians building confidence in their future

By |2020-10-09T16:23:46+10:00Friday, 9 October 2020|

Tasmania is leading the way in the purchase or construction of new dwellings. The latest home lending figures show the number of loans to owner-occupiers in August for the purchase or construction of new dwellings has increased by a nation-leading 48.9 per cent. Tasmania was the first state to sign [...]

9 10, 2020

Greens wrong again on Northern Regional Prison

By |2020-10-09T14:41:23+10:00Friday, 9 October 2020|

As part of the due diligence process for the Northern Regional Prison, core testing drilling is set to begin on the Brushy Rivulet site on Monday, 12 October. Core testing advises the composition of soil, clay and rock and is an important and essential element of the due diligence work. [...]

9 10, 2020

Thanking outgoing PAHSMA CEO Stephen Large for his service

By |2020-10-09T14:05:48+10:00Friday, 9 October 2020|

Mr Stephen Large has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Port Arthur Historic Site Management Authority (PAHSMA) and Director of the Board for 20 years. In his role as CEO, Mr Large has had responsibility for the management of three complex and internationally significant Heritage Sites (Port Arthur Historic [...]

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