Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Bill 2020 - Have your say

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing opportunities for community involvement in the development of Government policy and we are seeking your input on the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Bill 2020 (the draft Bill) (PDF, 1.3 MB).

Tasmania is forming a Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (TasCAT) which will be based in new premises at Barrack Street, Hobart.

As a first step towards the establishment of TasCAT, the following Tribunals and Boards will be co-locating at the Barrack Street premises later this year:

  • The Anti-Discrimination Tribunal
  • The Asbestos Compensation Tribunal
  • The Forest Practices Tribunal
  • The Guardianship and Administration Board
  • The Health Practitioners Tribunal
  • The Mental Health Tribunal
  • The Motor Accident Compensation Tribunal
  • The Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal and
  • The Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal.

While these Tribunals and Boards will co-locate later this year, they will not become part of TasCAT until 2021.

The draft Bill is the first of several Bills that will be necessary to establish TasCAT. The draft Bill:

  • establishes TasCAT
  • sets out TasCAT’s objectives
  • provides for membership and staffing of TasCAT
  • sets out TasCAT’s structure and
  • assists with issues arising from co-location at the Barrack Street premises.

Future Bills will expand TasCAT’s jurisdiction and will provide further powers including in relation to costs, diversity proceedings and alternative dispute resolution.

The comment period for this consultation is now closed.

Publishing submissions

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

Submissions may be published after the Government has considered them.

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

Important information to note

  1. Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.
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