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18 01, 2019

National Corrections Day

By |2019-01-22T11:03:59+00:00Friday, 18 January 2019|

“Working Corrections” is the theme of this year’s Corrections Day and provides an opportunity to thank and recognise the dedicated and hardworking correctional staff members (both uniform and non-uniform) who work across our corrections system, including within the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) and Community Corrections. In its second year, the [...]

16 01, 2019

Ministerial Arts and Cultural Advisory Council first meeting

By |2019-01-22T11:05:51+00:00Wednesday, 16 January 2019|

It was a pleasure to host the inaugural meeting of Tasmania’s Ministerial Arts and Cultural Advisory Council this afternoon. Today’s meeting was productive, with members contributing valuable insight and engaging in robust discussions about the key issues facing our cultural and creative industries. The council consists of Robert Jarman, Scott [...]

11 01, 2019

Retail trade growth another sign of a fast-growing economy

By |2019-01-14T13:58:50+00:00Friday, 11 January 2019|

There’s more good news for Tasmania’s fast-growing economy with the latest ABS retail trade figures for November 2018 showing a 5.3 per cent growth in retail trade in Tasmania compared to the same time the year before. This annual growth puts Tasmania as the second strongest state and confirms once [...]

9 01, 2019

Tasmania continues to lead the nation in job vacancies

By |2019-01-14T13:29:27+00:00Wednesday, 9 January 2019|

Tasmania’s thriving economy is continuing to create opportunities throughout the State with Australian Bureau of Statistics showing job vacancies increasing by a nation-leading 16.7 percent in the November 2018 quarter. Compared to the previous year, job vacancies in Tasmania are up 40 percent, a growth rate second only to Western [...]

8 01, 2019

2019 TAB Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival

By |2019-01-14T13:31:36+00:00Tuesday, 8 January 2019|

The 2019 TAB Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival is now underway after being officially launched in Launceston today. The Summer Racing Carnival is a terrific time for Tasmanians to get trackside, have a great day at the races, and support an industry that sustains thousands of jobs across the State. The [...]

21 12, 2018

Roadkill app success

By |2019-01-14T13:49:42+00:00Friday, 21 December 2018|

Over 2,000 people have downloaded the recently launched app recording native roadkill on Tasmanian roads with more than 5,200 reports made. It’s encouraging to see people have made use of the app and I encourage all Tasmanians to do the same. Launched in July this year, the free Roadkill Tas [...]

21 12, 2018

Funding boost for Tasmania’s flourishing screen industry

By |2019-01-14T13:35:49+00:00Friday, 21 December 2018|

Almost $90,000 of support has been committed to a range of new film, television and online short-form projects through Screen Tasmania’s latest round of funding. This funding will support six projects in their first stage of development including Roar Film, whose three-part documentary series, It Takes a Village, follows the progress of [...]

20 12, 2018

Electoral Act reform

By |2019-01-14T13:45:41+00:00Thursday, 20 December 2018|

A draft Bill containing proposed amendments to the Electoral Act, including the removal of the ban on newspaper commentary and reporting on election day, will be released for consultation today. The draft Bill contains the first tranche of proposed technical amendments to the Electoral Act, many requested by the media [...]

20 12, 2018

Boost for Tasmania’s professional theatre sector

By |2019-01-14T13:34:16+00:00Thursday, 20 December 2018|

The Hodgman Liberal Government recognises the valuable contribution the State’s professional theatre sector makes to our thriving cultural and creative industries. I am pleased to announce that following a competitive expert peer selection process the one-off Tasmanian Theatre Fund will provide $400,000 in new funding to Blue Cow Theatre Inc. [...]

18 12, 2018

Boost for Tasmanian Youth Arts

By |2019-01-14T13:26:41+00:00Tuesday, 18 December 2018|

Six organisations will share in over $200,000 of funding to deliver activities that engage Tasmania's young people in the arts, in the latest round of the Youth Arts Organisations Program. This comes as part of the Hodgman Majority Liberal Government’s commitment to providing opportunities for our young people to develop [...]

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