On 28 October 2022 I met with the Legal Stakeholders Consultative Committee Meeting convened by the Tasmanian Prison Services. Practitioners can email or phone the Activities Coordination Unit for booking visits email@example.com or telephone 6165 7400 choosing option 2 for professional visits. If you have any issues with prison visits or other issues the committee are eager to hear feedback. Please contact me directly regarding this issue.
Secondly, I would like to congratulate Penelope Ikedife on her appointment as Registrar of the Supreme Court. She is an excellent choice and I look forward to working with her.
The Law Society of Tasmania welcomes two important announcements in the Federal Budget
This funding includes:
The investment in First Nations justice
- $81.5 million for justice reinvestment initiatives to be delivered in partnership with First Nations communities, including:
- $69.0 million over 4 years from 2022–23 (and $20.0 million per year ongoing) for justice reinvestment initiatives; and
- $12.5 million over 4 years from 2022–23 (and $3.1 million per year ongoing) to support a national independent body to coordinate justice reinvestment;
- $13.5 million over 3 years from 2022–23 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS);
- $1.0 million over 3 years from 2022–23 for the representative peak body for ATSILS, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services; and
- $3.0 million over 3 years from 2022–23 for the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum.
$71.5 million to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia