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7 06, 2019

Tasmanian art in the spotlight at Dark Mofo

By |2019-06-13T10:27:06+10:00Friday, 7 June 2019|

A major new contemporary art exhibition, Julie Gough: Tense Past opens at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) tonight as part of this year’s Dark Mofo festival. The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Dark Mofo and I am delighted that TMAG has once again been able [...]

6 06, 2019

Container Refund Scheme for Tasmania

By |2019-06-06T15:07:10+10:00Thursday, 6 June 2019|

The Tasmanian Government will implement a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) as part of its commitment to protect Tasmania’s unique natural environment, provide opportunities to community groups and local businesses, and to help maintain the Tasmanian brand. Drink containers currently account for around 41 percent of litter by volume in Tasmania, [...]

6 06, 2019

Prisoner literacy and communications program funded

By |2019-06-06T12:25:52+10:00Thursday, 6 June 2019|

An additional $150,000 will be provided to continue a program aimed at developing literacy and communication skills for men and women in Tasmanian prisons. The Chatter Matters Tasmania Just Time program was developed by 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year, Rosie Martin, which we were proud to fund last year [...]

6 06, 2019

Legal assistance for our most vulnerable

By |2019-06-06T09:30:24+10:00Thursday, 6 June 2019|

The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Tasmania’s legal assistance sector and 2019-20 State Budget includes record funding of $8.9 million for this purpose. Today, I am releasing the Evaluation of the Tasmanian Legal Assistance Sector, which is a report considering the appropriateness of funding allocations and services [...]

5 06, 2019

TasTAFE Campus for Risdon Prison

By |2019-06-05T16:03:26+10:00Wednesday, 5 June 2019|

A dedicated TasTAFE Campus will soon open at Risdon Prison to provide better learning pathways for inmates and increase the number of inmates participating in vocational training. The campus will run as part of a three-year memorandum of understanding between TasTAFE and the Department of Justice from July 2019, with [...]

5 06, 2019

Next step in the National Redress Scheme

By |2019-06-05T13:00:28+10:00Wednesday, 5 June 2019|

Expressions of Interest have now opened to establish a register of providers to receive referrals and deliver counselling for eligible Tasmanian applicants under the National Redress Scheme. This is an important step toward delivering an important component of the National Redress Scheme. The register will identify practitioners as having appropriate [...]

31 05, 2019

Lifeline for Troublesmiths

By |2019-06-05T13:03:49+10:00Friday, 31 May 2019|

The Hodgman Liberal Government is pleased to have provided a lifeline to a Southern Tasmanian social enterprise program aimed at addressing youth unemployment in Tasmania. The Youth Entrepreneurial Services (YES) program and its social enterprise, Troublesmiths, has been operating since 2017, helping 15-24 year-olds at risk of long-term unemployment gain [...]

31 05, 2019

Australia’s oldest theatre reopens its doors

By |2019-06-05T13:02:40+10:00Friday, 31 May 2019|

It was exciting to visit the new and improved Theatre Royal today, seeing first-hand the wonderful work that has been happening behind the scenes as part of the $96 million The Hedberg project. As Australia’s oldest working theatre, the Theatre Royal holds a place in the hearts of many Tasmanians, [...]

29 05, 2019

2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes

By |2019-06-05T13:05:27+10:00Wednesday, 29 May 2019|

Today we officially launch the 2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes, with entries now open until Thursday, 27 June 2019. The Premier’s Literary Prizes celebrate Tasmanian writers and Tasmanian stories, with past winners including the highly-acclaimed Heather Rose, Richard Flanagan, Katherine Lomer, Robert Dessaix and Erin Hortle. The 2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes [...]

28 05, 2019

Charging up Tasmania

By |2019-06-05T13:06:33+10:00Tuesday, 28 May 2019|

A total of 11 Tasmanian organisations will receive grants to install publicly available electric vehicle charging stations as part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s Electric Vehicles ChargeSmart Grants – Destination Charging program. With electric vehicle uptake on the rise, it’s important Tasmania has the charging infrastructure in place to support [...]

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