The Tasmanian Government wants to bring in laws that could see people jailed for 10 years if convicted of fixing sports matches.

State and territory governments agreed to toughen match fixing laws in 2011, but progress has been slow.

Last year, the New South Wales Government brought in a maximum 10-year prison term for anyone caught intentionally fixing or influencing the outcome of a sporting event for money.

The Tasmanian Sports Minister, Michelle O'Byrne, is ready to follow sui.

"It will probably closely mirror the work that New South Wales has just completed."

She says the Tasmanian Government has been spurred into action by recent accusations of criminal behaviour within sporting clubs.

"[It's] a depth of behaviour that we hadn't expected or understood, and we need to take action now."

Both the Opposition and the Greens say they will not support the plan until they have seen the proposed legislation.


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