The Children’s Court in Tasmania

  • Max TraversEmail author
  • Rob White
  • Michael McKinnon
Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 7)


Tasmania is the smallest state in Australia with a population of 500,000. Drawing on interviews with magistrates and other practitioners working in the Youth Justice Division of the Magistrates Court of Tasmania, this chapter considers both practical and policy issues in child protection and how this state responds to child protection and youth offending. During 2010, a dedicated Children’s Court was established, and youth matters were listed before a single magistrate. The chapter reports on a wide range of views among magistrates on policy and practice issues.


Tasmania Children’s Court Magistrates Child protection Sentencing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sociology and Social WorkUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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