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21 03, 2019

Combating Serious Bullying and Cyberbullying

By |2019-03-21T10:33:45+00:00Thursday, 21 March 2019|

Legislation which criminalises acts of serious bullying, including cyberbullying, was tabled in Parliament today to protect victims of serious online bullying, particularly children and young people. The Criminal Code Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2019 will expand the existing crime of stalking to address serious bullying behaviour, which includes targeting those who use the [...]

21 03, 2019

Labor must rule out playing political games on electoral laws

By |2019-03-21T07:40:06+00:00Thursday, 21 March 2019|

Opposition Leader Rebecca White needs to follow through on her previous support for the Electoral Reform Bill and commit to not indulging in the Greens’ political games when the Bill is debated today. Debate on the Bill today provides the opportunity for the new laws to be in place for [...]

19 03, 2019

Electoral Reform

By |2019-03-20T10:05:45+00:00Tuesday, 19 March 2019|

The Hodgman Liberal Government has tabled the first stage of Electoral Reform legislation today in State Parliament. The Bill incorporates a number of amendments to modernise and streamline the electoral process, including the removal of the election day media coverage ban and other straight-forward technical amendments to improve the operation [...]

18 03, 2019

Littering decrease in Tasmania

By |2019-03-20T10:03:49+00:00Monday, 18 March 2019|

Keep Australia Beautiful today released the results of its 2017-18 National Litter Index survey, which show an impressive decrease of littering in Tasmania. The survey found a decrease of 6.4% in litter items and 6.2% in volumes of litter compared to the previous year, across most litter categories. The largest [...]

16 03, 2019

Mystic Journey too good at Flemington in the All-Star Mile

By |2019-03-20T10:02:43+00:00Saturday, 16 March 2019|

Congratulations to Tasmania’s favourite filly, Mystic Journey, for her outstanding victory in the inaugural $5 million All-Star Mile held today at Flemington. Today’s success has cemented Mystic Journey’s growing reputation as the Winx of Tasmanian racing, and comes after her record-breaking win at the Australian Guineas earlier this month. The [...]

12 03, 2019

New Magistrate for North West Tasmania

By |2019-03-20T09:59:37+00:00Tuesday, 12 March 2019|

I am pleased to announce that the Governor of Tasmania, Kate Warner, has today formally appointed Ms Leanne Topfer to the Devonport and Burnie Magistrates Courts in accordance with the Magistrates Court Act 1987. This appointment follows a rigorous selection process governed by the Protocol for Judicial Appointments, including consultation [...]

9 03, 2019

Feature race prize money stays in Tasmania

By |2019-03-20T09:58:36+00:00Saturday, 9 March 2019|

The 2019 TAB Summer Racing Carnival has been a boon for Tasmania with 85 percent ($2.37 million) in feature race stakes won by Tasmanian horses. And it was only the global might of the Godolphin trained team that prevented Tasmanian trained horses from securing a clean sweep of the 26 [...]

8 03, 2019

Food Lab cooks up another season

By |2019-03-20T09:55:31+00:00Friday, 8 March 2019|

Today in Devonport I was delighted to visit the studio set of television show Food Lab 3, less than two weeks before the new season is broadcast nationally. The Hodgman Liberal Government, through Screen Tasmania, invested $73,000 in the third season of this innovative show, following the $85,000 investment we [...]

8 03, 2019

Ten Days on the Island begins

By |2019-03-20T09:52:58+00:00Friday, 8 March 2019|

I was delighted to officially open the 2019 Ten Days on the Island festival in Devonport this morning. For the first time, this year’s event will spread the action across three separate weekends in Tasmania’s north-west (8-11 March), north-east (15-17 March) and south (22-24 March). With the festival opening on [...]

8 03, 2019

Celebrating female scientists at TMAG

By |2019-03-20T09:50:50+00:00Friday, 8 March 2019|

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is hosting a special program of talks and hands-on activities, highlighting the achievements of female palaeontologists and earth scientists. The Girls Dig Dinosaurs event on Saturday, 9 March is part of the public program for TMAG’s current [...]

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