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Function Details

Function Number: 13
Function Term: JUSTICE AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION [1]
Function Description:

Carriage of the justice system including civil law, criminal law, administrative law, coronial law, legal aid services, juvenile justice and corporate law. This function also includes administration of local laws and ordinances (permits and licences) and covers commissions of enquiry. See LAW ENFORCEMENT for the function which supports the carriage of the justice system involving policing and corrective services activities. See also BUSINESS MANAGEMENT for corporate compliance For legislation drafting and processes see GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION.

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Narrower Terms:
23 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
28 ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS
24 CORONIAL LAW
Agencies Performing Function:
TA10  GUARDIANSHIP BOARD 01 Jan 1963 01 Sep 1997
TA16  CONSUMERS PROTECTION COUNCIL 01 Jan 1970 31 Dec 1976
TA17  CONSUMER AFFAIRS COUNCIL 01 Jan 1976
TA25  ZEEHAN LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1891 17 Jul 2006
TA36  SHERIFF'S OFFICE 01 Jan 1824 31 Dec 1924
TA37  CURATOR OF INTESTATE ESTATES (OFFICE) 01 Jan 1853 31 Dec 1912
TA38  PUBLIC TRUSTEE (PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE) 01 Jan 1912
TA39  PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE INVESTMENT BOARD 01 Jan 1931
TA40  SUPREME COURT AND SHERIFF'S OFFICE 01 Jan 1924 17 Jul 1989
TA42  SUPREME COURT (REGISTRAR'S OFFICE) 01 Jan 1824 31 Dec 1924
TA55  ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1823 15 Mar 1983
TA70  LANDS TITLES OFFICE 01 Jan 1862
TA84  REGISTRY OF DEEDS 01 Jan 1827
TA85  REGISTRAR-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1838 15 Mar 1983
TA181  SOLICITOR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT 01 Jan 1828 29 Jun 1983
TA243  LAW REFORM COMMISSION OF TASMANIA 01 Jan 1974 31 Dec 1988
TA254  FAIR RENTS BOARDS 01 Jan 1939 31 Dec 1955
TA255  BOARD OF INQUIRY INTO LAND VALUATIONS 01 Jan 1969 31 Dec 1970
TA258  COMMITTEE TO REPORT ON CLAIMS FOR COMPENSATION FOR DISTILLERS AND RECTIFIERS 01 Jan 1838 31 Dec 1839
TA259  COURT OF ENQUIRY INTO IRREGULARITIES ON BOARD THE CONVICT TRANSPORT GILMORE 01 Aug 1843 30 Sep 1843
TA311  COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY INTO FUTURE LEGAL AID SERVICES IN TASMANIA 01 Jan 1977 31 Dec 1978
TA322  OMBUDSMAN 01 Jan 1979
TA342  CASINO ADVISORY COMMITTEE 01 Jan 1971
TA365  INTERIM PLANNING APPEAL BOARD 01 Jan 1971 31 Dec 1977
TA366  PLANNING APPEAL BOARD 01 Jan 1977 31 Dec 1993
TA373  LAW DEPARTMENT 15 Mar 1983 17 Jul 1989
TA432  BOARD OF LEGAL EDUCATION 01 Jan 1972
TA471  COMMISSIONERS FOR CLAIMS TO GRANTS (LAND GRANTS) 01 Jan 1832 31 Dec 1858
TA474  BOARD OF CLAIMS FOR SECONDARY GRANTS 01 Mar 1837 31 Dec 1837
TA681  LAW REFORM COMMISSIONER 01 Jan 1988 31 Dec 1997
TA682  OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS 14 Dec 1988 24 Nov 1999
TA685  PARLIAMENTARY DRAFTSMAN'S DEPARTMENT 17 Jul 1914 30 Nov 1971
TA729  CORPORATE AFFAIRS OFFICE 26 Mar 1979 31 Dec 1990
TA899  DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS 07 Nov 1989 18 Feb 1992
TA914  REGISTRAR-GENERAL'S DIVISION 15 Mar 1983
TA918  TASMANIAN GAMING COMMISSION 13 Feb 1984
TA921  DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (1) 17 Jul 1989 18 Sep 1998
TA923  REGISTRY OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES 17 Jul 1989
TA927  PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL'S DEPARTMENT 30 Nov 1971 31 Mar 1978
TA928  OFFICE OF THE PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL 31 Mar 1978
TA975  ROYAL COMMISSION INTO AN ATTEMPT TO BRIBE A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, AND OTHER MATTERS 01 Jan 1990 31 Dec 1991
TA978  THE PRICES INQUIRY BOARD 16 Aug 1988 31 Mar 1989
TA996  OFFICE OF THE MINISTER FOR CONSUMER AFFAIRS 01 Jul 1989 31 Jan 1992
TA1011  LEGAL AID COMMISSION OF TASMANIA 01 Jan 1991
TA1013  OFFICE OF THE CROWN ADVOCATE 02 Jul 1973 09 May 1986
TA1014  OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS 09 May 1986
TA1015  OFFICE OF THE SOLICITOR-GENERAL 29 Jun 1983
TA1022  OFFICE OF THE CROWN SOLICITOR 15 Mar 1983
TA1031  LIEUTENANT-GOVERNORS COURT 12 Aug 1814 31 Dec 1824
TA1032  MAGISTRACY AND LOWER COURTS ADMINISTRATION BRANCH 01 Jan 1860 17 Jul 1989
TA1034  LICENSING COURT 01 Jan 1826 10 Aug 1976
TA1035  BEACONSFIELD LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1884 17 Jul 1989
TA1036  BOTHWELL LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1857 17 Jul 1989
TA1037  BRIGHTON LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1830 17 Jul 1989
TA1038  BRUNY LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1908 17 Jul 1989
TA1039  BURNIE MAGISTRATES COURT (ALSO KNOWN AS BURNIE LOWER COURT) 01 Jan 1868
TA1040  CAMPBELL TOWN LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1830 17 Jul 1989
TA1041  CIRCULAR HEAD LOWER COURTS 01 Sep 1849 17 Jul 1989
TA1042  CLARENCE LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1830 17 Jul 1989
TA1043  DELORAINE LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1846 17 Jul 1989
TA1044  DEVONPORT MAGISTRATES COURT (ALSO KNOWN AS DEVONPORT LOWER COURT) 01 Jan 1866
TA1045  ESPERANCE LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1857 17 Jul 1989
TA1046  EVANDALE LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1837 17 Jul 1989
TA1047  FINGAL LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1842 17 Jul 1989
TA1048  FLINDERS ISLAND LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1901 17 Jul 1989
TA1049  GEORGE TOWN LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1840 17 Jul 1989
TA1050  GLAMORGAN LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1830 17 Jul 1989
TA1051  GLENORCHY LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1864 17 Jul 1989
TA1052  GORMANSTON LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1900 17 Jul 1989
TA1053  GREEN PONDS LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1830 17 Jul 1989
TA1054  HAMILTON LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1840 17 Jul 1989
TA1055  HOBART MAGISTRATES COURT (ALSO KNOWN AS HOBART LOWER COURT) 01 Jan 1820
TA1056  HUON LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1857 17 Jul 1989
TA1057  KENTISH LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1866 31 Dec 1965
TA1058  KINGBOROUGH LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1852 17 Jul 1989
TA1059  KING ISLAND LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1901 17 Jul 1989
TA1060  LATROBE LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1858 17 Jul 1989
TA1061  LAUNCESTON MAGISTRATES COURT (ALSO KNOWN AS LAUNCESTON LOWER COURT) 01 Jan 1824
TA1062  LILYDALE LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1883 17 Jul 1989
TA1063  LONGFORD LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1829 17 Jul 1989
TA1064  NEW NORFOLK LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1825 17 Jul 1989
TA1065  OATLANDS LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1825 17 Jul 1989
TA1066  PENGUIN LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1866 17 Jul 1989
TA1067  PORT CYGNET LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1854 17 Jul 1989
TA1068  PORTLAND LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1885 17 Jul 1989
TA1069  QUEENSTOWN LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1897 17 Jul 1989
TA1070  RICHMOND LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1821 17 Jul 1989
TA1071  RINGAROOMA LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1882 17 Jul 1989
TA1072  ROSS LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1835 17 Jul 1989
TA1073  ST LEONARDS LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1908 17 Jul 1989
TA1074  SCOTTSDALE LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1888 17 Jul 1989
TA1075  SORELL LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1830 17 Jul 1989
TA1076  SPRING BAY LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1830 17 Jul 1989
TA1077  STRAHAN LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1888 17 Jul 1989
TA1078  TASMAN PENINSULA LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1883 17 Jul 1989
TA1079  ULVERSTONE LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1881 17 Jul 1989
TA1080  WARATAH LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1869 17 Jul 1989
TA1081  WESTBURY LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1850 17 Jul 1989
TA1082  WYNYARD LOWER COURTS 01 Jan 1867 17 Jul 1989
TA1106  RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & PLANNING APPEAL TRIBUNAL 01 Jan 1993
TA1523  OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 01 Jan 1856
TA1524  OFFICE OF THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE. 17 Jul 1989
TA1535  DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 18 Sep 1998 01 Feb 2004
TA1537  BUSINESS AFFAIRS OFFICE 01 Jan 1991 31 Dec 2001
TA1556  OFFICE OF THE STATUS OF WOMEN 17 Jul 1989
TA1557  OFFICE OF ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS 01 Jul 1989
TA1561  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, COMMUNITY AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT 06 May 1998 18 Sep 1998
TA1574  PROBATE REGISTRY 10 May 1824
TA1580  ELECTRICITY OMBUDSMAN 01 Jan 1998
TA1581  HEALTH COMPLAINTS COMMISSION 01 Jan 1997
TA1587  LAND DATA REGISTRATION BRANCH 18 Sep 1998
TA1589  OFFICE OF THE CORONER 01 Jan 1824
TA1594  BOARD OF INQUIRY ON THE HYDRO ELECTRIC COMMISSION 1940 08 Oct 1940 18 Mar 1941
TA1603  OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER FOR LICENSING 01 Jan 1976 03 Apr 2000
TA1604  OFFICE OF INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF JOSPEH GILEWICZ 20 Feb 2000 01 Oct 2000
TA1605  TASMANIAN OFFICE OF FINANCIAL SUPERVISION 01 Jan 1992 01 Jul 1999
TA1615  SUPREME COURT OF TASMANIA 17 Jul 1989
TA1616  INFORMATION AND LAND SERVICES DIVISION 18 Sep 1998
TA1646  DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (2) 02 Feb 2004
TA1665  OFFICE OF THE SEX DISCRIMINATION COMMISSIONER 27 Sep 1995 10 Dec 1999
TA1666  OFFICE OF THE ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMISSIONER 10 Dec 1999
TA1667  WORKERS REHABILITATION AND COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL 16 Aug 1995
TA1668  GUARDIANSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION BOARD 01 Sep 1997
TA1674  PROBATE BRANCH 01 Jul 1946 31 Dec 1957
TA1684  REVENUE GAMING & LICENSING DIVISION 03 Apr 2000
TA1685  LIQUOR LICENSING BRANCH 03 Apr 2000 30 Jun 2002
TA1686  LIQUOR & GAMING BRANCH 01 Jul 2002
TA1706  ASHLEY HOME FOR BOYS 01 Feb 1922 31 Dec 1999
TA1713  FORENSIC SCIENCE SERVICE TASMANIA 01 Jul 2000
TA1714  MAGISTRATES COURT OF TASMANIA 17 Jul 1989
TA1728  PATHOLOGY SERVICES, ROYAL HOBART HOSPITAL 01 Jan 1936 31 Dec 1978
TA1735  COMMISSIONER FOR INSOLVENT ESTATES 01 Aug 1839 31 Dec 1869
TA1737  COMMITTEE OF INQUIRY INTO THE FARM FINANCES OF SETTLERS ON KING ISLAND UNDER THE WAR SERVICE LAND SETTLEMENT SCHEME 01 Mar 1963 30 Sep 1964
TA1738  CHILD PROTECTION ASSESSMENT BOARD 24 Jan 1975 02 May 1991
TA1739  CHILD PROTECTION BOARD 02 May 1991 22 May 1998
TA1743  ROYAL COMMISSION INTO THE CONSTITUTION ACT 1934 01 Jan 1982 31 Dec 1982
TA1745  OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND FAIR TRADING 24 Nov 1999
TA1746  INDEPENDENT ASSESSOR OF THE OMBUDSMANS REVIEW OF CLAIMS OF ABUSE OF CHILDREN IN STATE CARE - PETER CRANSWICK QC 01 Aug 2003 30 Jun 2006
TA1798  LEGAL OMBUDSMAN 01 Jan 1993 31 Dec 2007
TA1799  LEGAL PROFESSION BOARD OF TASMANIA 01 Jan 2007
TA1801  SHEFFIELD LOWER COURTS 01 Jul 1965 31 Jul 1989
TA1804  GOVERNMENT ANALYTICAL AND FORENSIC LABORATORY 01 Aug 1995 01 Jul 2000
TA1810  FORENSIC BIOLOGY UNIT 01 Jan 1970 01 Aug 1995
TA1831  ROYAL COMMISSION INTO ROAD TRANSPORT SERVICES 01 Dec 1947 31 Dec 1947
TA1836  MINING TRIBUNAL 01 Jan 1995
TA1924  MOTOR ACCIDENTS COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL 01 Jan 1973
TA1928  TASMANIAN FORENSIC TRIBUNAL 20 Feb 2006
TA1929  VICTIMS SUPPORT SERVICES 01 Jul 2001
TA1931  RENTAL DEPOSIT AUTHORITY 01 Jul 2009
TA1943  OFFICE OF LEGISLATION DEVELOPMENT AND REVIEW 01 Jan 1994
TA1944  ASBESTOS COMPENSATION TRIBUNAL 04 Oct 2011
TA1946  OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC GUARDIAN 01 Sep 1997
TA1948  DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC PATHOLOGY 01 Jan 1979 31 Dec 1995
TA1949  STATE HEALTH LABORATORY 01 Dec 1963 31 Dec 1980
TA1960  ASHLEY YOUTH DETENTION CENTRE 01 Jan 1999
TA1961  SENTENCING ADVISORY COUNCIL 01 Jun 2010
TA1967  GEOSPATIAL INFRASTRUCTURE BRANCH (INC OFFICE OF THE SURVEYOR GENERAL) 01 Jan 1980
TA1974  TASMANIA LAW REFORM INSTITUTE 23 Jul 2001