Tasmania's justice system has been given a boost, with the announcement of three new and "much-needed" appointments.
They include Judge Terry McGuire who has been elevated from the Federal Circuit Court of Australia to the Family Court of Australia, in the Hobart registry effective from May 22.
Barrister Sandra Taglieri SC has been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in the Hobart and Launceston registries, effective May 18.
Solicitor Marcus Turnbull SC, has been appointed to the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in the Hobart and Launceston registries, effective from May 24.
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The additions have been welcomed by Family Court of Australia Chief Justice and Federal Circuit Court of Australia's Chief Judge, the Hon Will Alstergren, who said the courts had been working incredibly hard to secure new judicial appointments and funding.
"I am absolutely delighted to welcome such highly qualified and experienced judges to our courts who are Tasmanian locals," he said.
"They take on an important role in administering justice and dealing with critical family law and other disputes.
"Judge Terry McGuire has been an extremely busy and highly accomplished judge of the Federal Circuit Court for 12 years.
"Sandra Taglieri SC is a very experienced barrister and the immediate past president of the Tasmanian Bar.
"Barrister Marcus Turnbull SC is a partner at Ogilvie Jennings and is a very experienced solicitor and advocate. Both are senior counsel, are highly regarded, and are leaders in the profession."
The announcement comes after the allocation of $100 million for additional court resources, as announced in the 2021-22 federal budget.
This, along with existing funding, is expected to provide an increase of judges in the FCC from 68 to 76, and an increase of judges in the FCoA from 33 to 35.
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