Organisation

Tasmania Law Reform Institute

Acronym
TLRI
Owning Institution

Items authored

Report

17 Apr 2018

This report found evidence which suggests that a well-designed, specialist response to repeat drink driving, would provide a promising alternative to traditional sentencing approaches.

Discussion paper

9 May 2016

This issues paper investigates a new way to ensure equal access to justice for all Tasmanians. It discusses the feasibility of instituting a communication assistant/intermediary scheme in Tasmania for people with complex communication needs involved in the criminal justice system to enhance their ability to...

Research report

7 Jan 2016

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute releases Final Report No 21, Problem Trees and Hedges: Access to Sunlight and Views , which examines the law as it relates to disputes between neighbours about trees and hedges on one property that obstruct the access of sunlight to,...

Research report

2 Nov 2015

This report considers the circumstances in which a person can lawfully use force in self-defence, in particular how the law should treat mistaken beliefs in the need for self-defence arising from delusions caused by mental illness, heightened perceptions of danger produced by psychological factors, intoxication...

Discussion paper

28 Nov 2014

This issues paper examines possible changes to the law of self-defence in Tasmania, and invites submissions from the public.

Background

In September 2011, the Director of Public Prosecutions wrote to the Attorney-General to raise concerns that the current Tasmanian law on self-defence,...

Items published

Report

22 May 2018

This report was prepared following a community consultation, which confirmed concerns that some aspects of the laws relating to consensual assaults are unclear, and do not reflect contemporary views about when the law should criminalise consensual assaults.

Report

17 Apr 2018

This report found evidence which suggests that a well-designed, specialist response to repeat drink driving, would provide a promising alternative to traditional sentencing approaches.

Report

21 Jan 2018

This report recommends significant changes to Tasmania’s criminal justice system, including using communication experts (intermediaries) to assist victims, witnesses and defendants who have communication needs to communicate with police, lawyers and the courts.

Discussion paper

20 Dec 2017

This issues paper, reviewing the the Guardianship and Administration Act 1995 (Tas), covers the laws relating to people with disability, unable to make decisions about their personal and financial matters or medical treatment.

Research report

12 Jul 2017

This report outlines the need for reforms to Tasmanian legislation around the indefinite detention of ‘dangerous criminals’.

Items authored

6

Items published/produced

27

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