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1 12, 2020

Continuing our reform agenda in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to child sexual abuse

By |2020-12-01T10:58:13+10:00Tuesday, 1 December 2020|

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse handed down its final report on 15 December 2017, including 409 recommendations to better prevent and respond to institutional child sexual abuse. On 20 June 2018, our Government tabled its response to the Royal Commission’s recommendations, outlining our support for the overwhelming [...]

29 11, 2020

Guaranteed minimum jail sentences for serious sexual offenders a priority

By |2020-11-30T10:47:25+10:00Sunday, 29 November 2020|

Any sexual offence against children is abhorrent, and the community rightfully expects anyone who commits serious sexual offences against children should go to jail. There must be strong mandatory minimum imprisonment penalties for serious sexual offences against children. That’s why the Government will bring on the legislation for debate and [...]

27 11, 2020

New recruits set to bolster Tasmania Prison Service

By |2020-11-30T10:40:41+10:00Friday, 27 November 2020|

The Tasmanian Government’s commitment to strengthening and improving Tasmania’s corrections system has been further demonstrated by the graduation of 23 new Correctional Officers at a ceremony in Hobart today. These latest additions to the Tasmania Prison Service workforce are part of a plan of continual and increased recruitment to future-proof [...]

27 11, 2020

MONA re-opening welcome news for Tasmania

By |2020-11-30T10:39:18+10:00Friday, 27 November 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is an avid supporter of the cultural and creative sector, and we welcome today’s announcement that the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is preparing to reopen. The iconic Tasmanian attraction will reopen several of its spaces to the public on Boxing Day ahead of its [...]

26 11, 2020

Support available for Tasmanian landlords

By |2020-11-26T16:33:27+10:00Thursday, 26 November 2020|

We were the first government in Australia to legislate protections for residential property owners and tenants through the COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020. These amendments were created to address the economic impacts of the pandemic on parties to a residential tenancy agreement. As an additional measure of support [...]

25 11, 2020

Extending safety initiatives for Tasmanian quad bike users

By |2020-11-25T15:21:50+10:00Wednesday, 25 November 2020|

The Tasmanian Government has made the safety of Tasmanians who own and operate quad bikes a priority. Since 2011, there have sadly been 14 quad bike fatalities in Tasmania and our sincere condolences go to the families and friends of all those Tasmanians who have lost their lives as a [...]

24 11, 2020

New Public Guardian appointed

By |2020-11-24T10:29:46+10:00Tuesday, 24 November 2020|

I am pleased to announce that Jeremy Harbottle has been appointed as Tasmania’s new Public Guardian, following the resignation of Kim Barker who has held the position since September 2015. Mr Harbottle has most recently led the Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate at the Department of Health and was [...]

24 11, 2020

Support extended for Tasmanian landlords and tenants until January 2021

By |2020-11-25T09:13:10+10:00Tuesday, 24 November 2020|

The Tasmanian Government was the first government in Australia to legislate protections for residential property owners and tenants through the COVID-19 Disease Emergency (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 and we have consistently demonstrated our commitment to supporting Tasmanians through the challenges faced by the COVID-19 pandemic. In June 2020, our Government [...]

24 11, 2020

Digitally transforming Tasmania’s justice system

By |2020-11-25T09:12:11+10:00Tuesday, 24 November 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing access to an effective and efficient justice system for all Tasmanians. The $24.5 million digital transformation of Tasmania’s justice system is progressing and will be known Astria. The Astria solution, being developed by the Justice Connect program within the Department of Justice, will [...]

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