Tasmanian Civil & Administrative Tribunal Amendment Bill 2020 - Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring that public consultation processes are open and transparent and we are seeking your input on the Tasmanian Civil & Administrative Tribunal Amendment Bill 2020 (the draft Bill).

Tasmania is forming a Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TasCAT) which will be based in new premises at Barrack Street, Hobart. The Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Bill 2020 passed Parliament on 15 October 2020

The draft Bill is the second of at least two Bills that will be tabled in Parliament as part of the establishment of TasCAT.

This Bill:

  • Sets out how the Tribunal is to be constituted in a particular matter;
  • Establishes the original jurisdiction of TasCAT and the review jurisdiction of TasCAT;
  • Provides for further powers and procedures for TasCAT (e.g. costs, appeals, ADR);
  • Provides for referral of matters from TasCAT to the Magistrates Court Civil Division for matters that involve Federal diversity jurisdiction; and
  • Sets out the transitional arrangements allowing current Tribunal/Board members to be transferred to TasCAT from the commencement date of TasCat.

In addition to this Bill, there will be a further bill setting out consequential amendments to a range of legislation in order to confer jurisdiction on to TasCAT within both its original and review jurisdictions, which will be consulted on in 2021.

The comment period for this consultation is now closed.

Publishing submissions

Other than indicated below, submissions will be treated as public information and will be published on our website at Department of Justice website.

Submissions will be published once consideration of the submissions has concluded.

No personal information other than an individual’s name or the organisation making a submission will be published.

For further information, please contact David Sealy at david.sealy@justice.tas.gov.au or read the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy (external link).

For further information, please read the Tasmanian Government Public Submissions Policy (external link).

Important information to note

  1. Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
  2. In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.
  3. If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request.
  4. Copyright in submissions remains with the author(s), not with the Tasmanian Government.
  5. The Department will not publish, in whole or in part, submissions containing defamatory or offensive material. If your submission includes information that could enable the identification of other individuals then either all or parts of the submission will not be published.

Accessibility of submissions

The Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. We are therefore committed to ensuring Government information is accessible and easily understood by people with diverse communication needs.

Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.