Custodial Inspector Amendment (OPCAT) Bill 2020

TasCOSS welcomes the establishment of a National Preventative Mechanisms (NPM) in Tasmania. TasCOSS does however have concerns with the Bill as it is currently drafted. Those concerns relate primarily to adding additional functions to the Custodial Inspector’s existing role. We believe this will result in an under-resourced and under-powered NPM which is unable to fulfil its preventive mandate.

TasCOSS Office Closure

The TasCOSS offices, located at Level 3, 86 Murray Street, Hobart, TAS, 7000, will close for the holidays at 3pm, Thursday 24 December 2020 and reopen on Monday 11 January 2021. Please be advised TasCOSS staff are working remotely the week commencing Monday 4 January 2021.