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Justice Reporting Services Branch

Reporting services branch information bulletin – February 2016 (PDF version)

Reporting Services review

As you are aware, the Department of Justice has commenced a review of the reporting and transcription services provided to the state’s courts and tribunals by the Reporting Services Branch (RSB).

The terms of reference of the review are to examine how the services currently provided by RSB meet the requirements and expectations of the courts and the legal services sector. The scope of the review will include identifying reasonable user needs for the future.

The Department has advised that an independent agency with expertise in the justice and legal services sector has been appointed to undertake the review.

Members are reminded that the Department has emphasised that no changes will be made to existing services, conditions or practices of the RSB until the review is complete. Consequences of the review on any conditions of members will, of course, be subject to consultation with members and the PSA.

The PSA recognises the invaluable experience and expertise of its members in RSB. Members are therefore encouraged to take advantage of any opportunities offered by the Department to provide input about how services can be better delivered and enhanced.

Member Support Centre

The PSA is mindful that the announcement of the review has created a sense of apprehension for members in RSB. Members are reminded that the PSA offers support through a number of avenues. It is always desirable to resolve workplace and individual issues/concerns at the local level. In many instances, delegates can provide advice and support in workplace matters.

However, if you have followed all the Departmental guidelines for resolving workplace issues without success, you should register the issue with the PSA’s Member Support Centre (MSC) on 1300 772 679. Member Advocates will provide advice and assistance, as required. Registering your issue with the MSC is the first step in the process of attempting to satisfactorily and fairly resolve your issue if all other attempts have failed.

What can you do?

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Your delegates are:

Court Reporters:

Sadie Spencer                          Lyn Shiels
Michael Campbell                  Dawn Bentley
Jane Challis                             Julie Anderson

Sound Reporters:

Virginia Tierney                      Natasha Vos

Peter Tough

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