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Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania

Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest from distinguished legal practitioners who wish to be considered for appointment to Judicial Office as Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania. The position will become available in November 2017.

The qualifications for appointment are set out in detail in section 4 of the Supreme Court Act 1887 (Tas) but in summary candidates must be:

  • at least 35 years of age; and
  • an Australian Lawyer of not less than 10 years standing; or
  • a judge, or former judge, of the Supreme Court of another Australian State or New Zealand; or
  • a magistrate

For more information about this position please refer to the Information package (docx, 1.3 MB). Applicants are also encouraged to read the the Protocol for Judicial Appointments.

Expressions of interest

Responses must contain a curriculum vitae and should contain the names of three (3) professional and confidential referees. Applicants may refer to the published selection criteria when completing their expression of interest. Assessments will be made against these criteria as a minimum for all judicial appointments. They should be marked “PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL” and sent to:

Simon Overland
Personal & Confidential
Secretary
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
Hobart Tasmania 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 14 July 2017. Applications will be acknowledged when received.

Member, Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

Member, Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest in appointment as a member of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal pursuant to section 6 of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal Act 1993, section 277(1) of the Water Management Act, and section 87(1) of the Gas Pipelines Act 2000.

Applications are invited from any person who possesses expertise in:

  1. resource economics;
  2. science;
  3. engineering;
  4. medicine;
  5. environmental management;
  6. industry process operations;
  7. building;
  8. architecture;
  9. building surveying;
  10. plumbing;
  11. local government;
  12. disability access to buildings;
  13. environmental and public health;
  14. law;
  15. the use or management of water resources; and
  16. the maintenance and operation of pipelines.

To be considered for appointment as a legal member the candidate must be an Australian lawyer of not less than five years’ standing as an Australian legal practitioner.  

Appointment is by the Governor-in-Council for a period of 5 years. Members receive remuneration of $443 per sitting. Legal Members receive remuneration of $676 per session. Sittings and duties occur on an ‘as required’ basis.

For more information, please read the Information Package (docx, 1.3 MB).

Expressions of interest

Responses must contain a curriculum vitae and the names of two (2) professional and confidential referees. Applicants may refer to the published selection criteria when completing their expression of interest. Assessments will be made against these criteria as a minimum. Expressions of Interest should be marked “PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL” and sent electronically to applications@justice.tas.gov.au; or

Human Resources
Recruitment and Establishment
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 7 July 2017. All applications will be acknowledged when received.