The Department of Justice has released a discussion paper to assess the feasibility of a single Civil and Administrative Tribunal for Tasmania. Tasmania is the only state in Australia that does not have a Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
The Discussion Paper examines the possible structure, legislative requirements, and governance arrangements of a single Tribunal.
The Department consulted with those entities potentially suitable for amalgamation and other divisions within the Department when developing this Discussion Paper.
The Discussion Paper found the formation of a single tribunal in Tasmania has the capacity to:
You can download the Discussion Paper here.
The Government will prepare an Options Paper to explore what other benefits there are in proceeding to amalgamation.
The Options Paper is a starting point for a wider discussion with stakeholders, the community, and whole of government.