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2 07, 2020

Tasmania to have an NBL team to call its own

By |2020-07-02T17:25:59+10:00Thursday, 2 July 2020|

Tasmania will finally re-enter the National Basketball League for the first time in 25 years after the league finalised its agreement with the Tasmanian Government to issue a license to participate in the 2021/2022 NBL Season. We will now begin the exciting process of building the Tasmanian club and engaging [...]

1 07, 2020

Building approvals data highlights importance of construction blitz

By |2020-07-02T10:36:46+10:00Wednesday, 1 July 2020|

The latest building approvals data from the ABS has reaffirmed the importance of and why we are delivering the Tasmanian Government’s $3.1 billion construction blitz that will help our building and construction sector bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. It says it all that on one hand Jen Butler is [...]

1 07, 2020

“One punch” reforms now in operation

By |2020-07-02T10:35:01+10:00Wednesday, 1 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to keeping all Tasmanians safe and protecting victims of crime. Today, I am pleased to announce that our Government’s reforms around ‘one punch’ (or ‘coward’s punch’) offences has been proclaimed. While there are a number of existing offences in Tasmanian legislation that can capture ‘one [...]

25 06, 2020

Further boost for Tasmania’s arts and cultural sector

By |2020-06-30T16:22:40+10:00Thursday, 25 June 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is an avid supporter of the State’s cultural and creative industries as evidenced by our early stimulus package for the sector to assist with the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. As Tasmania’s Minister for the Arts, I have been actively lobbying for further Federal Government support for Tasmania’s [...]

24 06, 2020

Getting the facts right on the prison

By |2020-06-30T16:25:48+10:00Wednesday, 24 June 2020|

The Tasmanian Government understands the importance of protecting and managing the environment, while progressing major infrastructure developments. The Northern Regional Prison is no exception and we will be fully cognisant of the local environment during this process. A preliminary investigation has been conducted by DPIPWE and it is understood there [...]

19 06, 2020

Six month extension to current building and plumbing permits

By |2020-06-19T10:10:50+10:00Friday, 19 June 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is continuing to support the building and construction sector through the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government has issued a Notice pursuant to section 14 and 16 of the COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 to extend certain permits issued under the Building Act [...]

19 06, 2020

New site for the Northern Regional Prison

By |2020-06-19T10:06:14+10:00Friday, 19 June 2020|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to delivering on its election commitment to build a $270 million Northern Regional Prison to address the challenges facing the State’s correctional system. This vital project will support more than 1000 jobs and deliver an economic boost of $500 million to the region according [...]

18 06, 2020

Northern Regional Prison impact study released in full

By |2020-06-19T10:07:24+10:00Thursday, 18 June 2020|

The Tasmanian Government has undertaken a thorough and extensive consultation process for the proposed Northern Regional Prison and has today released, in full, the independently conducted Social and Economic Impact Study (SEIS). The Government undertook comprehensive community consultation process including three days of one-on-one meetings with the Minister for Corrections, [...]

17 06, 2020

Developing Tasmania’s screen stories

By |2020-06-19T10:04:41+10:00Wednesday, 17 June 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of the State’s cultural and creative industries. As part of our $3.5 million Cultural and Creative Industries Stimulus Package as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have delivered $250,000 of new funding to assist screen practitioners develop new screen projects through Screen [...]

16 06, 2020

Upgrading and improving Tasmania’s justice system

By |2020-06-19T10:03:17+10:00Tuesday, 16 June 2020|

The State Government is committed to ensuring that all Tasmanians have access to an effective and efficient justice system. A major digital transformation of Tasmania’s justice system has taken a significant step forward with the commencement of contract negotiations with a consortium led by Fujitsu in partnership with Journal Technologies, [...]

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