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State Government Children's Division (Magistrates Court of Tasmania)
Describes the role of the Children's Division, which has jurisdiction to hear and determine matters arising from and under the Children, Young Persons and their Families Act 1997, and the Adoption Act 1988
State Government Civil Division (Magistrates Court of Tasmania)
Information on the Civil Division (which deals with disputes involving amounts up to $20,000 in value), including how claims can be lodged and what to do to prepare a case, with links to details of its rules, circulars, forms, mediation and conciliation
State Government Court Mandated Diversion (CMD) Program
The CMD program provides magistrates with an option to divert eligible offenders into treatment for drug use through either the bail or sentencing process
State Government Courts and tribunals Tasmania
Department of Justice page with information on the system of courts and tribunals in Tasmania, with links to the home pages of the Supreme Court, Magistrates Court, Anti-Discrimination Tribunal, Mental Health Tribunal, and the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Tribunal
State Government Criminal and General Division (Magistrates Court of Tasmania)
Information on the operation of the criminal jurisdiction of the Magistrates Court, including the Court of Petty Sessions. Includes links to forms, circulars, practice directions, details of restraint orders, sentencing, contest mentions, surety and assistance to victims
Commonwealth Government Family Court of Australia
Home page of the Family Court of Australia, with family law information, legal resources, and contact and corporate information
Commonwealth Government Federal Court of Australia
Web site of the Federal Court of Australia, with information about the Court, its history, current practice, court lists, reasons for judgements, forms and community information
Commonwealth Government Federal Magistrates Court of Australia
An independent federal court under the Australian Constitution, the Federal Magistrates Court is a lower level court with jurisdiction over family law and child support, administrative law, bankruptcy, unlawful discrimnination, consumer protection and trade practices, privacy, migration, copyright, industrial law, and admiralty law
State Government Going to court
Links to information on going to the Magistrates Court and the Supreme Court (accused persons, civil litigants, witnesses, jurors, journalists). Includes details of court etiquette, and link to information on attending the Mental Health Tribunal
Commonwealth Government High Court of Australia
Web site of the High Court, the highest court in the Australian judicial system, with information on the role, history and operation of the Court, court lists, the filing of documents, present and past justices, legislation, publications and registry, virtual tour
State Government Magistrates Court of Tasmania
Web site of the Magistrates Court, with links to information on its operation and jurisdiction, its divisions (including tribunals), magistrates, court lists, decisions, practice and procedure, forms, and information to assist those who need to go to court
State Government Magistrates Court of Tasmania: forms
Provides links to printable forms used in the Magistrates Court of Tasmania
State Government Mental Health Diversion List Program
Details of the Magistrates Court pilot program that provides an opportunity for eligible individuals to voluntarily address their mental health and/or disability needs associated with offending behaviour. Includes a procedures manual
State Government Sentencing Advisory Council
On 29 June 2010 the Tasmanian Attorney-General announced the appointment of the members of the newly-formed Council. The main aims of the Council include undertaking research and improving the quality and availability of information on sentencing in Tasmania
State Government Supreme Court of Tasmania
Web site of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, with information on its practices and history, with links to details of its sittings, daily lists, forms, registries, decisions, and sentences, as well as general information to assist those who need to have dealings with the Court
State Government Supreme Court of Tasmania: forms
Provides links to forms used in the Supreme Court, including probate forms
State Government Youth Justice Division (Magistrates Court of Tasmania)
Describes the role of the Youth Justice Division, which has jurisdiction to hear matters arising under the Youth Justice Act 1997

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