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9 08, 2019

Stay alert to scams

By |2019-08-13T15:11:23+10:00Friday, 9 August 2019|

Tasmanians are being warned against thinking they are “too smart to be scammed” ahead of Scams Awareness Week (12-16 August). According to the Scams Awareness Network, Australians made more than 177,000 scam reports to the ACCC’s Scamwatch and reported a total loss of more than $107 million in 2018. Investment [...]

9 08, 2019

Prison telephony system to be upgraded

By |2019-08-13T15:10:17+10:00Friday, 9 August 2019|

From tomorrow tenders are being advertised for the supply, installation and maintenance of a new telephony system for use throughout Tasmania’s prison system, included as part of the Hodgman Government’s $340 million new prison infrastructure agenda. The existing system uses outdated technology, having been installed in 2010. The new contract [...]

8 08, 2019

Avoid paper billing charges

By |2019-08-13T15:14:49+10:00Thursday, 8 August 2019|

If you receive paper bills in the mail you should check to see if it is costing you extra – and if it is, there is a way to look into how to avoid the extra charge. Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS) is advising consumers that they may not [...]

8 08, 2019

Better protection for jockeys and professional sportspeople

By |2019-08-13T15:12:57+10:00Thursday, 8 August 2019|

Improving protection for jockeys, and other professional sportspeople, is one step closer following the passing of amendments to the Civil Liability Act 2002 today in the House of Assembly. The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has undertaken significant consultation to ensure Tasmanian sportspeople are afforded appropriate protection under the law. The [...]

7 08, 2019

Tasmanian housing sector continues to build

By |2019-08-13T15:16:43+10:00Wednesday, 7 August 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is a strong supporter of our building and construction sector, and we are committed to further investment and jobs across the industry. This is why it is no surprise that momentum in Tasmania’s housing sector continues to strengthen, according to data released today by the [...]

6 08, 2019

New leader of CBOS appointed

By |2019-08-13T16:36:39+10:00Tuesday, 6 August 2019|

As Minister for Building and Construction, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Graham as Executive Director Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS). Peter most recently worked as the Executive Director Strategy, Reform and Operations at the Victorian School Building Authority. In this role, Peter led a [...]

6 08, 2019

Stamping out serious bullying and cyberbullying

By |2019-08-13T15:21:09+10:00Tuesday, 6 August 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s important legislative reform that criminalises acts of serious bullying, including serious cyberbullying, namely the Criminal Code Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2019, passed the House of Assembly today. This Bill seeks to protect victims of such serious crimes, particularly children and young people. This Bill expands the existing crime of [...]

6 08, 2019

Modernising Tasmania’s botanical encyclopedia

By |2019-08-13T15:17:55+10:00Tuesday, 6 August 2019|

With National Science Week just around the corner, I am proud to announce that the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has launched a new website to replace a now 50-year-old scientific publication. Having the Flora of Tasmania available online allows the content to be updated as new research becomes [...]

3 08, 2019

Electrical safety service tenders sought

By |2019-08-13T15:22:46+10:00Saturday, 3 August 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is a strong supporter of our building and construction sector, and we are committed to further investment and jobs across the industry. Tenders are being sought for the provision of the multi-million dollar state-wide Electrical Safety Inspection Service. The inspection service plays a key role [...]

1 08, 2019

Dr Vanessa Goodwin Scholarship opens

By |2019-08-02T09:27:39+10:00Thursday, 1 August 2019|

A special scholarship in honour of Dr Vanessa Goodwin has opened with undergraduates at the University of Tasmania encouraged to apply. The scholarship is targeted at students with a demonstrated interest in law reform, as part of a partnership between the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania. Vanessa was [...]

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