The Tasmania Law Reform Institute is Tasmania’s principal law reform body. Established on 23 July 2001 through a signed agreement between the State Government, the University of Tasmania and the Law Society of Tasmania, it is based in the Faculty of Law at the University’s Sandy Bay campus. Its functions include the review of laws with a view to:
- modernising the law;
- eliminating defects in the law;
- simplifying the law;
- consolidating any laws;
- repealing laws that are obsolete or unnecessary;
- creating uniformity between laws of other States and the Commonwealth.