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Tribunals and Boards are moving

Tribunals & Boards are moving

The Asbestos Compensation Tribunal, Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, Forest Practices Tribunal, Health Practitioners Tribunal, Guardianship and Administration Board, Motor Accident Compensation Tribunal, Mental Health Tribunal, Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal and Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal are moving to new premises.

From 13 July 2020 the Asbestos Compensation Tribunal, Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, Forest Practices Tribunal, Health Practitioners Tribunal, Guardianship and Administration Board, Motor Accident Compensation Tribunal, Mental Health Tribunal, Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal and Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal will be located at 38 Barrack Street, Hobart.

This map shows their new location and the red arrow in the photograph points to the entrance to their new premises.

Map of 38 Barrack Street Hobart

Phone numbers, postal addresses, and email addresses are not changing.

If you have any questions about how this change of premises will affect you, please contact the relevant Tribunal or Board.

Prisoner Mental Health Care Taskforce Final Report

Prisoner Mental Health Care Taskforce Final Report

This Report has been prepared to provide the Minister for Corrections with advice on ways in which the delivery of mental health services to prisoners and detainees in Tasmania can be improved.

Its release was delayed until the relevant Coronial inquiry had concluded.

The Report is available for download. (PDF, 535.4 KB)

Independent Investigation into the THS and the management of child sexual abuse

Independent investigation into the THS and the management of child sexual abuse

On 22 October 2020, the Tasmanian Government announced the establishment of an independent investigation into the circumstances of a deceased former employee of the Launceston General Hospital, in relation to child sexual abuse allegations.

The investigation will examine the systems (including legislation, policies, practices and procedures) of the Tasmanian Health Service, Department of Health and other relevant Government Agencies in relation to the management of historical allegations of child sexual abuse.

The Department of Justice will provide administrative support to the conduct of the investigation.

The Terms of Reference are available for download. (PDF, 270.1 KB)

The Government will publicly release the findings at the completion of the investigation.

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring that our systems operate to protect the safety and wellbeing of children.

The investigation will complement, not substitute, the extensive work of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

The Tasmanian Government encourages anyone affected by child sexual or physical abuse to access the services and support groups that are available to assist. Some options for advice and support are listed below:

Please remember that help and support is available.

  • Relationships Australia Tasmania - 1300 364 277
  • Sexual Assault Support Service Inc. - 03 6231 0044
  • If you need immediate support, 24-hour telephone assistance is available though:
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • beyondblue: 1300 224 636
  • 1800RESPECT: 1800 737 732
  • Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
  • MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978

Independent Review of Expungement of Historical Offences Act 2017 - Final report

Independent Review of Expungement of Historical Offences Act 2017: Report of the Independent Reviewers

Section 32 of the Expungement of Historical Offences Act 2017 (the Act) requires the Minister to cause an independent review of the operation of the Act to be completed within 6 months after the second anniversary of the Act’s commencement. The Act commenced on 9 April 2018.

An independent review was conducted, including a call for written submissions from interested parties to enable consideration of the matters.

The Report of the Independent Review of Expungement of Historical Offences Act 2017 (PDF, 4.0 MB) was tabled in Parliament on November 17, 2020.

Contact us if you require an accessible document and we will produce one within 10 working days.

Independent Review of the Tasmanian Planning Commission - Report

Independent Review of the Tasmanian Planning Commission - Report

The review was called for on 20 October 2019 and was conducted by an independent consultant. Its purpose was to ensure that the structure of the Commission and its functions and powers were appropriate to allow it to continue to effectively perform its role as an independent decision maker and advisory body within the evolving and maturing Tasmanian planning system.

The review included a comprehensive consultation process with input from key stakeholders. It was originally expected to be completed by July but the consultation process was extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission's membership and functions are established under legislation and any changes will require the approval of Parliament.

Download the Independent Review of the Tasmanian Planning Commission - Report (PDF, 618.5 KB)

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