Today, I tabled the Justices of the Peace Bill 2018. The Bill aims to contemporise the framework for Tasmanian Justices of the Peace, who do excellent, invaluable work in our communities.
The Bill addresses the current limitations of the Justices Act 1959, with a new and more comprehensive framework for the appointment and regulation of the conduct of Justices of the Peace in Tasmania.
The Legislation will increase the transparency of the process of appointing Justices of the Peace, and the processes around resignation, retirement, suspension and removal from office.
Justices of the Peace serve the community, and occupy a position of trust and responsibility. It is important that they have a modern legislative framework underpinning them.