I am pleased to announce I will recommend to the Governor that Mr Gregory Geason be appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.
Mr Geason is a highly experienced legal practitioner with over 30 years’ experience practising in civil and criminal matters in State and Federal Courts, both in private practice and with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
His extensive experience and knowledge of the law will stand him in good stead as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Tasmania, with his previous positions including serving as Chairperson of the Resource Management & Planning Appeals Tribunal, President of the Law Society of Tasmania, Criminal Injuries Compensation Commissioner, member of the Local Government Association of Tasmania Standards Panel, and member of the University of Tasmanian Law Faculty Teaching & Learning Committee, amongst many others.
Mr Geason is also currently Chair of the Resource Management and Planning Appeal Tribunal, and Chair of the Parole Board of Tasmania. He will relinquish those roles upon his appointment to the Supreme Court and the process for his replacements will commence shortly.
This appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honourable Justice Shan Tennent.
I congratulate Mr Geason on this appointment and look forward to seeing him fulfil this role in accordance with the Court’s reputation for fairness and independence.
I would also like to express my sincere thanks to Justice Tennent for her career-long dedication to ensuring all Tasmanians have equitable access to justice, and I wish her the very best for her future endeavours.
Elise Archer, Minister for Justice