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The report recommends that Tasmania’s existing laws enabling family members to dispute an inheritance should not be changed to cover non-estate assets without national consistency. It recommends that ‘notional estate’ laws, which extend claims to a broader range of assets, including assets a person gifted...
Jurors’ use of social media and other internet activity during criminal trials is the focus of research underway at the Tasmania Law Reform Institute (TLRI). There has been limited research in this area in Australia and overseas. The prevalence of juror misconduct of this kind...
The Tasmanian government may have forgone millions of dollars in potential revenue from the rapid growth in the fish farming industry, according to this report.
There are some extraordinary changes happening in Australia’s southern-most state. Dr Emma Lee has been at the heart of it.
This paper reviews issues relating to the legal recognition of sex and gender, in light of amendments to the Justice and Related Legislation (Marriage and Gender Amendments) Act 2019 . The Institute is calling for community feedback on the issues raised in this paper.
The purpose of this document is to provide advice and direction to the Tasmanian community about the application of Aboriginal names for naming Tasmanian geographic features and places.
This guide was produced following wide ranging consultation with almost 400 young Tasmanians and delivers on Action #26 of the Youth at Risk Strategy . The guide highlights the barriers to youth participation and provides policy makers with ideas and insights on how services can...
This study examined the impact of housing and other support services on safety and wellbeing for families experiencing domestic and family violence. The study also reviewed the legislative framework across Australia, together with interviews with key stakeholders and users.
Ensuring family members are ‘properly provided for’ following the death of a loved one is the focus of a review of estate laws by the Tasmania Law Reform Institute, which will look at whether ‘notional estate laws’ should be introduced in Tasmania. The review is...
This Issues Paper evaluates Tasmania’s current laws relating to the defence of insanity and fitness to stand trial, and seeks community input on these topics.