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Tasmania

Report

Young, in love and in danger: teen domestic violence and abuse in Tasmania

Teen domestic violence and abuse is a serious public health issue - causing a wide range of detrimental impacts for victim-survivors, perpetrators and society. This report outlines the findings of recent research into teen domestic violence, and provides recommendations for preventing and responding to it.
Discussion paper

The case for truth in political advertising reform in Tasmania

This paper addresses the Tasmanian government’s objections to legislating truth in political advertising laws, as part of the review of the Electoral Act currently underway.
Report

'Can't afford to live': The impact of the rising cost of living on Victorians and Tasmanians on low incomes

This report provides evidence that the rising cost of living is deepening financial, housing and food insecurity, and impacting mental and physical health, while also increasing social isolation.
Draft report

Tasmanian suicide prevention strategy 2023-2027: draft for consultation

This draft strategy outlines the Tasmanian government's plan for reducing suicide and suicidal distress, and for increasing access to connection and support for Tasmanians. The government recognises that effective suicide prevention requires a whole-of-community as well as a whole-of-government response.
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Tasmanian suicide prevention strategy 2023-2027: consultation summary report

This summary report outlines an evaluation of the consultation data that was received via an online survey, social media feedback, thought leader interviews and a series of community-based workshops, as part of the process of shaping Tasmania's next suicide prevention strategy.
Report

2021 Review of the Disability Services Act 2011: consultation outcomes report

The Tasmanian government has recently undertaken a comprehensive review of the Disability Services Act 2011 to help deliver better outcomes for people with disability through high-quality and safe services. This report details what was heard through the consultation process about what needs to stay in...
Report

The Tier 2 tipping point: access to support for working-age Australians with disability without individual NDIS funding

This report presents findings from research conducted by the Melbourne Disability Institute, in partnership with the Brotherhood of St. Laurence and Baptcare, in 2021. The research aims to build understanding of how working-age Australians with disability, without individual funding from the National Disability Insurance Scheme...
Discussion paper

Developing the third Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, 2023-2027: consultation paper

The Tasmanian Department of Health is developing the next Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Strategy, on behalf of the Tasmanian government. The strategy, which will be the third of its kind, will set the vision and priorities for preventing suicide in the State for the next five...
Report

Sexual orientation and gender identity conversion practices

In the course of preparing this report, the Tasmania Law Reform Institute received and accepted evidence that conversion practices are happening in Tasmania. The report authors assert that they have caused severe harm to people subjected to them, and that they are a continuing risk...
Report

Raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility: law reform considerations

This advisory report considers the legal implications of raising the minimum age of criminal responsibility in Tasmania from its present statutory prescription of 10 years old (with a 14-year-old presumption of criminal incapacity).
Report

Still toothless: jurisdictional, funding and secrecy issues in the Integrity Commission Tasmania

This report draws on recommendations of the National Integrity Committee, a group of prominent judges and lawyers convened by the Australia Institute. The report compares the Tasmanian Integrity Commission with other integrity bodies around Australia.
Discussion paper

Paper one - Setting the scene: Tasmania’s community-wide framework

This paper has been prepared primarily for policy-makers, individuals and organisations that help Tasmanians to develop the literacy skills they need.
Report

Treasured lives - phase two: the policy and service environment

One group of older Australians vulnerable to not being able to age well at home with independence and dignity are those living with hoarding and/or challenges maintaining a healthy home. This report focuses on the experiences and needs of Tasmanian service providers and statutory agencies...
Report

Exiting prison with complex support needs: the role of housing assistance

This research examines policies and programs relevant to the housing pathways of ex-prisoners with complex support needs in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, including what benefits result from current housing assistance settings.
Report

Treasured lives - phase one: families and carers

This report outlines research on enabling older Tasmanians who have challenges related to hoarding and maintaining a healthy home to age well at home.
Policy report

Reviewing implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Tasmania 2020

This report reviews the progress of the Tasmanian Government in implementing the full intent of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (ATSICPP).
Discussion paper

Good government in Tasmania

Compared to other Australian states, Tasmania has weaker political donation laws, less government transparency and limited public accountability. This report recommends that the Tasmanian government undertake significant, rather than piecemeal, reform in 2021, to ensure the people of Tasmania have confidence in their democracy and...
Discussion paper

Sexual orientation and gender identity conversion practices: issues paper

The Tasmania Law Reform Institute is seeking public feedback on possible reforms to Tasmanian law to respond to sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) conversion practices. This issues paper forms the basis for consultation.
Report

The choices we make: the economic future of Tasmania

This report analyses the economic effects of COVID-19 on Tasmania, and suggests how Tasmania can rebuild its way out of the COVID-19 crisis. It also makes some key recommendations to help Tasmania avoid the mistakes made at the federal level.
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Prisoner Mental Health Care Taskforce: final report

This report represents the culmination of six months’ work by the Prisoner Mental Health Care Taskforce. It outlines the Taskforce’s observations and findings on the delivery of mental health care to prisoners and detainees in Tasmania.