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Powell Media Release – New technology makes finding a JP even easier (20 May 2013)

Local residents can now find nearby Justices of the Peace (JP) or Commissioners for Declarations (C.decs) with just a tap of their finger, thanks to a newly developed mobile website application.

Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP said the new technology would give the community even easier access to local JPs in their community.

The new application will also help keep the 886 Glass House JPs updated with important information about their role.

“People are increasingly using technology such as smart phones and tablet computers to find information and access services when they are on the move,” Mr Powell said.

“The new mobile website will help people find a JP wherever they may be, using the latest in hand-held technology.

“The application integrates an online database of JPs with Google Maps technology to connect people with their nearest JP, or a “JPs in the Community” signing site, when they need one.

“Using this technology means local residents will have even greater access to their local justice system.”

Mr Powell said the web app was launched at the Law Week open day last weekend.

“Justices of the Peace play an important role in the community and can help witness documents such as statutory declarations, affidavits and certify copies of original documents,” he said.

“Glass House Justices of the Peace are also encouraged to use the new mobile website to keep their details current, register for workshops, view technical bulletins or subscribe to relevant emails.”

The application is easily accessed from www.justice.qld.gov.au/jpapp on either smart phones or tablets.

For more information about becoming a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or Commissioner for Declarations, visit www.justice.qld.gov.au/justice-services/justices-of-the-peace.

[ENDS] 20 May

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