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Work is underway to introduce a stability clause

One of the key objectives of our Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future 2030 is to create a stable, productive and collaborative Tasmanian Parliament.

As part of the Tasmanian Government’s 100-day plan, work has begun to amend section 34 of the Constitution Act 1934 and deliver a new stability clause.

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Guy Barnett said this legislation aims to create a stable Tasmanian parliament.

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

“This change in the law would guarantee the stability of parliament if an elected member ceases to be a parliamentary member of the political party for which he or she was elected.

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

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