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24 12, 2019

Reducing risk for Tasmanian communities

By |2020-01-03T15:49:23+10:00Tuesday, 24 December 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanian communities safe. We are currently seeking public comment on new draft legislation to establish provisions in the Sentencing Act 1997 that will enable serious sex and violence offenders to be declared High Risk Offenders. Under the Sentencing Amendment (Dangerous Criminals [...]

19 12, 2019

New Southern Remand Centre on track

By |2019-12-19T15:02:31+10:00Thursday, 19 December 2019|

Construction of the new Southern Remand Centre at Risdon is set to begin in March with Hansen Yuncken announced as the managing contractor for the project. Hansen Yuncken has a proven track record in building Tasmanian infrastructure and have been operating in the State since 1937, making them the ideal [...]

17 12, 2019

Streamlining planning and building

By |2019-12-19T15:05:32+10:00Tuesday, 17 December 2019|

A Tasmanian business has been awarded the contract to deliver an online portal that will reduce red tape for building industry practitioners across the State. Hobart-based Geometry Pty Ltd will develop the new PlanBuild Tasmania system as a single portal for the electronic lodgement and processing of all planning, building [...]

17 12, 2019

Preventing quad bike tragedies

By |2019-12-19T15:04:27+10:00Tuesday, 17 December 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe. Since 2011, 136 Australians, including 18 children, have tragically died riding quad bikes with thousands more seriously injured. This year, three Tasmanians have lost their lives due to quad bike accidents. These are unacceptable numbers and this is why [...]

16 12, 2019

Celebrating 40 years of public art

By |2019-12-19T15:09:10+10:00Monday, 16 December 2019|

The Tasmanian Government’s Art Site Scheme is marking its 40th year which has resulted in an extraordinary collection of which our community can be extremely proud. Over these four decades, artworks have been commissioned for State Government buildings including hospitals, schools, community hubs and parks in recognition of how public [...]

15 12, 2019

Northern Regional Prison consultation meetings continue

By |2019-12-19T15:14:13+10:00Sunday, 15 December 2019|

Today I am pleased to continue one-on-one consultation meetings with Westbury community members regarding the preferred site for the new Northern Regional Prison. It was important to select a preferred site to be able to consult with the community on. This is the second day of these important meetings which [...]

13 12, 2019

Supporting Tasmanian Aboriginal creative development

By |2019-12-13T15:37:10+10:00Friday, 13 December 2019|

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government through Arts Tasmania is delighted to support six Tasmanian Aboriginal artists to develop and share their practice through a series of arts activities. Arts Tasmania’s Aboriginal Arts Program will provide $31,987 in funding, which will allow the artists to create new works for exhibition and [...]

13 12, 2019

Victims to have their say

By |2019-12-17T09:56:49+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

Arts boost for the North

By |2019-12-13T15:43:38+10:00Thursday, 12 December 2019|

A mix of regional youth dance, visual arts, contemporary theatre and community art and cultural activities will all share in over $98,000 in grant funding through the latest round of Arts Tasmania’s Northern Tasmania Arts Organisations Initiative. Our Government has demonstrated its strong commitment to the cultural and creative industries [...]

12 12, 2019

Protecting Tasmania’s most vulnerable

By |2019-12-17T09:56:49+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, [...]

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