Tasmania’s first female Chief Magistrate appointed

It is my pleasure to announce that Magistrate Catherine Rheinberger has been appointed by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AM, Governor of Tasmania as Chief Magistrate of the Magistrates Court of Tasmania in accordance with the Magistrates Court Act 1987.

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Draft bill to better protect vulnerable Tasmanians

The Hodgman Government is taking a leadership role in addressing the scourge of family violence, and a draft Bill has today been released containing a number of proposed reforms, including an additional sentencing provision for the assault of a pregnant woman. 

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Additional funding for Women’s Legal Service

I am pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with the Women’s Legal Service and the Legal Aid Commission to fund additional on-the-ground legal support for people in the North and North East dealing with family violence. 

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Tasmanian Liberals

Minister for Justice
Minister for Corrections
Minister for the Arts
Leader of Government in the Legislative Council

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