Hearings schedule

The first two weeks of the Commission's hearings have concluded. Hearings will resume in Hobart on Tuesday 14 June 2022. Members of the public, including the media, are welcome to attend in person or watch the live stream on this website.

Hearings are generally open to the public but some of the evidence may be subject to orders that prohibit or restrict the publication of information (restricted publication orders) or may be closed to the public (exclusion orders).

The Commission conducting its hearings in accordance with its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (discussed below).

Hearings schedule

Monday 2 May – Friday 6 May 2022

Hearing rooms 6A and 7A, Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 38 Barrack Street, Hobart

Monday 9 May – Friday 13 May 2022

Hearing rooms 6A and 7A, Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 38 Barrack Street, Hobart

Tuesday 14 June – Friday 17 June 2022

Hearing rooms 6A and 7A, Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 38 Barrack Street, Hobart

Monday 27 June – Friday 1 July 2022

Clarendon Room, Country Club Tasmania, Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale, Launceston

Monday 4 July – Friday 8 July 2022

Clarendon Room, Country Club Tasmania, Country Club Avenue, Prospect Vale, Launceston

Monday 1 August – Friday 5 August 2022

Hearing rooms 6A and 7A, Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, 38 Barrack Street, Hobart

Hearings run from approximately 10.00am to 4.00pm each day. Daily hearing lists outlining the witnesses to be called to give evidence, and the order in which they will be called, are published on the hearings page.

Further hearings may be scheduled if the Commission considers it appropriate to do so.

COVID-safe hearings

The health, safety and wellbeing of the community and Commission staff is the highest priority of the Commission. The Commission conducting its hearings in accordance with its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy (PDF, 125.7 KB) . All individuals (including witnesses, lawyers, members of the public and media) must be fully vaccinated, as defined in the Vaccination Policy, in order to attend the hearings in person. Attendees must show proof of their vaccination status upon entry into the hearing venues and to a Commission staff member upon request.

The Commission is also conducting its hearings in accordance with any relevant directions made under the Public Health Act 1997 (Tas). Under those Directions, or at the Commission’s discretion as a condition of entry to the hearings, face masks may be required to be worn at the hearing venues.

Due to the need to conduct the hearings in accordance with COVID-safe practices, the Commission may limit the number of people in the hearing room.

Further information about the Commission’s COVID-19 policies are outlined in:

Updated: 23rd May 2022

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