Work To Establish Stability Clause Underway

Guy Barnett, Attorney General

A key commitment of our 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future is delivering a stable, productive and collaborative Tasmanian Parliament.

As part of the Tasmanian Government’s 100 day plan, work has commenced to amend section 34 of the Constitution Act 1934 and deliver a new Stability Clause.

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Guy Barnett, said that this legislation was about delivering a stable Tasmanian Parliament.

“We have undertaken consultation with Australian and international legal, Parliamentary and constitutional experts and intend to introduce this legislation later in 2024,” the Attorney-General said.

“This legislative change would ensure the stability of the Parliament if an elected member ceases to be a Parliamentary Member of the political party for which they were elected.

“Tasmania needs and Tasmanians deserve a strong, stable Parliament, and that is exactly what we are delivering.”

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