Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

14 September 2019

Elise Archer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice,

Tenders called for Justice Connect Program

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has opened a tender for a major technological transformation of Tasmania’s justice system.

The $24.5 million Justice Connect project will provide a more effective and efficient justice system, including across our courts and prisons.

The Department of Justice is seeking a program connect information systems, in the Magistrates Court, the Supreme Court, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Tasmania Prison Service, Community Corrections and Victims Support Services. It will also be able to be integrated with Tasmania Police systems.

The successful system will replace out-dated processes with a contemporary solution that is simple, secure and efficient.

The current paper-based and manual processes across the Courts and Corrections environments can cause delays for people interacting with the Tasmanian justice system.

A Request for Proposal process has identified a number of viable options from Tasmanian, Australian and international software companies with $24.5 million being provided to fund the project across four years.

As well as the opening of this major tender, the Hodgman Government is also undertaking the first major legislative reform of Tasmania’s Magistrates Courts since 1959 with the Magistrates Court (Criminal and General) Bill passing the House of Assembly earlier this week.

Tenders close on 25 October 2019.

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