1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2006
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/04/2004
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The Court exercises jurisdiction in respect of:
In Tasmania a ‘child’ is someone under the age of 18 years. Magistrates are able to make orders to ensure the safety and protection of children as well as making orders to deal appropriately with children who commit offences. A child remains a ward until their eighteenth birthday, unless they have been released earlier.
Further information about these Acts can be found at the Tasmanian legislation web site: http://www.thelaw.tas.gov.au