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Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioner

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest for appointment as a sessional Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioner based in Burnie, pursuant to the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1976.

The Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1976 allows for the payment of costs of medical, counselling and support services, as well as compensation for pain and suffering to victims of violent crime and sexual offences where the victim has suffered an injury or death. The role of the Commissioner is to provide interim decisions and final decisions on Victims of Crime Assistance applications. The Victims Assistance Unit (VAU) administers the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1976 and supports the Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioners in finalising awards.

Expressions of interest are sought from persons who are Australian lawyers of at least 5 years’ standing as an Australian legal practitioner.

Appointment is by the Minister for Justice for up to three years.

Sessional Commissioners are remunerated at a rate of $159 per hour. An Information Package is available on request from the Manager of Victims Support Services, Ms Catherine Edwards. The Information Package can also be accessed under “Positions Vacant” on the Department of Justice’s website.

Responses must contain a curriculum vitae and the names of two (2) professional and confidential referees. Applicants must address the published selection criteria outlined in the Information Package when completing their expression of interest.

Expressions of Interest should be marked “PERSONAL & CONFIDENTIAL” and sent electronically to; or

Human Resources
Recruitment and Establishment
GPO Box 825

For further information please contact:

Ms Catherine Edwards
Victims Support Services



Non-Executive Director Metro

Metro Tasmania is a State-owned Company that provides urban passenger transport bus services within Hobart, Launceston and Burnie as well as selected non-urban services. The Tasmanian Government has also recently committed to establishing a ferry service between Hobart and Bellerive, to be operated by Metro. The Company is a customer service orientated organisation that employs approximately 490 staff, with assets of around $87 million and generates revenue of approximately $55 million.

The Non-Executive Director will work with the Chair, other Board members and management to ensure that Metro conducts its business in a manner that is in accordance with sound commercial practice, conforms with relevant laws and is consistent with Metro’s Constitution. The challenge for the Board will be to shape the organisation’s culture and values to grow the business and maintain an excellent customer service focus.

The successful candidate will have qualifications and experience in accounting, economics, or auditing and will possess the ability to be appointed as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. You will demonstrate extensive commercial experience and highly developed skills in corporate governance, risk management and strategic planning. Strong personal and professional integrity, a team focus and a genuine interest in the organisation and its business is also required.

In accordance with the Tasmanian Government’s Women on Boards Strategy 2015-2020, women are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

For a confidential discussion or to request a copy of the role statement please contact Lynne Chapman at SRA Executive.

To apply, please email your application to

Applications close Monday 15 October 2018.