18 05, 2022

New Correctional Officer recruitment campaign launches

By |2022-05-18T17:06:59+10:00Wednesday, 18 May 2022|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to do all we can to attract more Correctional Officers into the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS), as part of our ongoing recruitment drive to ensure the safety of staff, prisoners and the community. A key priority of mine as Minister for Corrections and Rehabilitation [...]

11 05, 2022

Final week for Burnie Court EOI

By |2022-05-11T17:11:05+10:00Wednesday, 11 May 2022|

With one week left before expressions of interest (EOIs) close, the Government is encouraging all interested parties to identify any new sites for the new Burnie Court Complex. We have listened closely to the Burnie community and there is firm agreement from all parties that the current facilities are no [...]

11 05, 2022

Works underway to preserve TMAG’s historic buildings

By |2022-05-11T15:56:03+10:00Wednesday, 11 May 2022|

Significant works are now underway at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) as a result of funding from the Tasmanian Liberal Government to protect the museum’s important heritage buildings and the State collection. Hansen Yuncken has been contracted to undertake the works, which include replacing the slate roof of [...]

11 05, 2022

Celebrating Law Week across Tasmania

By |2022-05-11T15:54:38+10:00Wednesday, 11 May 2022|

Law Week will be held between 16 and 22 May 2022, and I encourage all Tasmanians to take part and find out more about our legal system and the important role it plays in our lives. Law Week is an annual event held in May each year across Australian jurisdictions, helping the community [...]

9 05, 2022

Launch of the 2022 Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival

By |2022-05-09T14:38:01+10:00Monday, 9 May 2022|

The 2022 Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival has been launched today, with this year’s event to be held in October, bringing first class classical music from around Australia to Evandale, Longford and Westbury in the State’s North. Following cancellations in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19, the festival returns this year [...]

7 05, 2022

Purchasing gift cards for Mother’s Day

By |2022-05-09T09:44:48+10:00Saturday, 7 May 2022|

With many Tasmanians opting for gift cards as Mother’s Day presents, it is important to be aware of your consumer rights. In 2017, Australians reportedly lost around $70 million as a result of unused and expired gift cards, while in 2021 it was estimated that Australians were sitting on $1.8 [...]

5 05, 2022

Important reforms to searches of children and young people in custody passes Lower House

By |2022-05-05T17:27:39+10:00Thursday, 5 May 2022|

Important legislation to ensure the appropriate treatment of children and young people in the custodial process has today passed the House of Assembly. We are getting on with the job of delivering important legislative reforms for Tasmanians, and these reforms prioritise the wellbeing and best interests of children and young [...]

5 05, 2022

Next steps for Northern Correctional Facility

By |2022-05-05T11:36:19+10:00Thursday, 5 May 2022|

The Tasmanian Government remains committed to delivering the Northern Correctional Facility project to provide better rehabilitation and reintegration outcomes for offenders and their families. That’s why we have engaged with the local community regarding the future use of the Ashley Youth Detention Centre (AYDC) site and its suitability as the [...]

4 05, 2022

Probation Officer awarded with the Australian Corrections Medal

By |2022-05-04T17:15:53+10:00Wednesday, 4 May 2022|

Congratulations to Rebecca Devine, a probation officer with Community Corrections, who has today been awarded the Australian Corrections Medal by Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania. The Australian Corrections Medal was established in 2017 as an annual award presented as part of the Australia Day Honours. [...]

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