Two new magistrates have been appointed to fill vacant positions in North and North-West Tasmania.

Ms Sharon Cure and Mr Andrew McKee are the two new Magistrates, who will take up their positions on 8 December and 12 January respectively.

Their appointments fill vacancies created by the recent retirements of Magistrates Tim Hill and Don Jones. Ms Cure will be based in Launceston and Mr McKee in Devonport.

Ms Cure completed a Bachelor of Education at the University of Tasmania and taught in Hobart and New Norfolk before returning to University to study law. She graduated from Melbourne University with Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1989 and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in Victoria in 1990.

Her professional experience includes the Victorian Office of Public Prosecutions as a solicitor and as a barrister at the Victorian Bar. Since December 2008 she has been a Victorian Magistrate.

Mr McKee was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1992. He has previously worked as a duty solicitor for Legal Aid and several law firms as a solicitor and senior associate. He is currently employed in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions as a Principal Crown Counsel.

Mr McKee has been the Chair of the Parole Board and is currently a volunteer at the Hobart Community Legal Centre. He is an Executive Member of the Law Society Council and a former Vice President of the Law Society of Tasmania.

They are both outstanding candidates and we welcome their appointments.
Vanessa Goodwin, Attorney-General