New temporary magistrate to further ease backlog

I am pleased to announce Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor of Tasmania has appointed Peter Dixon as a temporary Magistrate for a period of three months to assist while we finalise the selection process for a full time northern Magistrate.

The appointment of Mr Dixon is part of our continued commitment to reduce court backlogs and improve Tasmanians access to justice.

Mr Dixon recently retired as a Magistrate following a lengthy legal career, including serving as a Magistrate in both Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

He was previously a member of the Council of the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, regional convenor of the Judicial College of Australia and a member of the Standing Committee on the Reform of the Criminal Law and Procedure. He is also a past President of the Tasmanian Bar Association and the Australian Association of Magistrates.

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Tasmanian Liberals

Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
Minister for Corrections
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