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13 12, 2019

Victims to have their say

By |2019-12-13T15:31:22+10:00Friday, 13 December 2019|

Draft legislation designed to provide victims of sexual crimes with the right to speak out about their experiences and a paper detailing proposed changes to the names of sexual offences that better reflect the true nature of the crimes will today be released for public comment. Section 194K of the [...]

12 12, 2019

Protecting Tasmania’s most vulnerable

By |2019-12-13T15:42:40+10:00Thursday, 12 December 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has today released its Second Annual Progress Report and Action Plan 2020 for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. This report provides details of the Hodgman Government’s ongoing work to prevent child sexual abuse, protect vulnerable people, [...]

12 12, 2019

The Gloaming premieres in Hobart

By |2019-12-13T15:39:29+10:00Thursday, 12 December 2019|

Tonight Tasmanian cast and crew members will be treated to a special sneak-peak of Tasmanian drama series The Gloaming, hosted by Australian streaming giant Stan. Stan executives will join star Ewen Leslie, producers Vicki Madden, Fiona McConaghy and John Molloy to screen the first episode of the series at the [...]

9 12, 2019

Awareness Campaign launched

By |2019-12-09T15:39:47+10:00Monday, 9 December 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe and I am pleased a new campaign is underway to raise awareness about the potentially deadly dangers of silica dust. A key element of the campaign is a television commercial which warns Tasmanians that inhaling even a tiny amount [...]

8 12, 2019

Direct consultation with Westbury community

By |2019-12-09T09:05:30+10:00Sunday, 8 December 2019|

Today I was pleased to commence one on one consultation meetings over coming weeks with Westbury community members regarding the new Northern Regional Prison as part of the ongoing broader engagement program. Meeting invitations were sent to more than 1,900 Meander Valley households and businesses with an offer to meet [...]

6 12, 2019

Boost for the Troublesmiths

By |2019-12-09T09:02:03+10:00Friday, 6 December 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has announced further funding to support the Troublesmiths, a unique social enterprise in Southern Tasmania which assists 15-24 year olds at risk of long term unemployment. Troublesmiths is managed by Hobart’s Impact Communities organisation and is focused on reducing unemployment amongst young Tasmanians by providing [...]

5 12, 2019

Tasmania’s wild west on show

By |2019-12-09T09:11:18+10:00Thursday, 5 December 2019|

Tasmania’s wild and rugged West Coast is to be celebrated in a new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). West: Out on the Edge is a captivating new multidisciplinary exhibition exploring this unique region of our State and showcasing its complexities and contradictions. The first in a [...]

5 12, 2019

Tasmania stars at national screen awards

By |2019-12-09T09:10:15+10:00Thursday, 5 December 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s record investment in screen and television production has helped the State sweep the field at the nation’s biggest film and television awards night. The nation celebrated our State last night, with Tasmanian screen projects named Best Film and Best Telefeature or Mini-series at the Australian [...]

5 12, 2019

Tasmanian jeweller shines

By |2019-12-09T09:09:01+10:00Thursday, 5 December 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government continues to support emerging Tasmanian artists. That is why we are proud to announce Launceston based artist Samantha Dennis as the recipient of the 2019 FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary. Now in its second year, the bursary is offered through a partnership between Arts Tasmania [...]

5 12, 2019

2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes winners

By |2019-12-09T09:07:08+10:00Thursday, 5 December 2019|

A record number of entries were received for the 2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes, showcasing the immense depth and quality of Tasmanian writing. The awards provide the chance to recognise excellence in our literary community, which is a key part of the more culturally confident Tasmania we live in today. The [...]

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