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Tasmania - Organisation

Law Department (1983 - c. 1992)

State of Tasmania

From
1983
To
c. 1992
Categories
Government Department

The Law Department replaced the Attorney-General's Department in 1983. It was an amalgamation of the Attorney-General's Department, the Solicitor-General, Corporate Affairs, and the Prisons Department, known as the Corrective Services Division. In 1989, the new Labor government transferred the Division to the Department for Community Services. The Law Department became the Department of Justice in about 1992.

Details

From 1989, the Law Department managed the Magistracy Departments. Lower courts, including the children's courts, came under the Magistracy Departments.

Timeline

 1824 - 1936 Sherriff and Gaols Department
       1901 - 1924 Sherriff and Gaols Department
             1823 - 1856 Law Officers' Establishment
             1936 - 1944 HM Gaols Department
                   1856 - 1901 Attorney General's Department
                   1944 - 1959 Gaols Department
                         1901 - 1983 Attorney-General's Department
                         1959 - 1983 Prisons Department
                               1983 - c. 1992 Law Department
                                     c. 1992 - 1998 Department of Justice
                                           1998 - c. 2004 Department of Justice and Industrial Relations
                                                 c. 2004 - Department of Justice

Provided 'Care' At

Publications

Books

  • Evans, Caroline, A 'Pink Palace'? Risdon Prison, 1960-2004, Department of Justice, Hobart, 2004, 128 pp. Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Evans, Caroline, A 'Pink Palace'? Risdon Prison, 1960-2004, Department of Justice, Hobart, 2004, 128 pp.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans