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8 02, 2019

Measuring response to bullying behaviour

By |2019-02-08T15:48:41+00:00Friday, 8 February 2019|

As technology becomes increasingly intertwined with almost every aspect of our lives, so too can the reach of those who may seek to do others harm.  Social media and other technology means bullies can now have access to their victims 24 hours a day. As with so many social problems, [...]

24 01, 2019

Creative Boost for Bowen Road Primary students

By |2019-01-24T15:13:43+00:00Thursday, 24 January 2019|

Students at Bowen Road Primary School will have a greater opportunity to develop their creative flair thanks to a recent pouring of funds into the State’s youth arts sector. Six Tasmanian organisations will share in more than $200 000 of funding to help engage young people to build on their [...]

22 01, 2019

Glenorchy Open 2019 Art Exhibition

By |2019-01-22T11:56:46+00:00Tuesday, 22 January 2019|

The Glenorchy Open 2019 Art Exhibition was bigger and better than ever this year with more than 115 works of all mediums on display. Now in its 11th year, the annual art exhibition held at the Moonah Arts Centre (MAC), is open to all artists living or working in the [...]

17 12, 2018

Muzzle-free future for accredited greyhounds

By |2019-01-14T15:26:51+00:00Monday, 17 December 2018|

Accredited greyhounds can now go muzzle-free in public. Following amendments to the Dog Control Act 2000 late last year, the Director of Racing has now approved the Greyhound Adoption Program (GAP) and Brightside Farm Sanctuary to assess and approve greyhounds to be un-muzzled in public. Greyhounds can be wonderful, placid [...]

7 12, 2018

Dinosaurs roar into life at TMAG

By |2019-01-14T15:30:50+00:00Friday, 7 December 2018|

Large-scale dinosaurs are now on display at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) following the opening of a new touring exhibition called Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival. Tasmanian-based company Gondwana Studios developed the exhibition, transforming TMAG into an ancient world of dinosaurs with animatronic models, giant skeletons, large-scale murals, [...]

4 12, 2018

Support for local jewellery designers

By |2019-01-14T14:56:35+00:00Tuesday, 4 December 2018|

Two Tasmanian jewellery designers are the recipients of bursaries from the FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective, which supports Tasmania’s growing contemporary jewellery sector. Recently, Bella Dower was announced the inaugural recipient of the FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective Bursary. This is the first time the FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective has partnered with [...]

20 11, 2018

Tasmania joins National Redress Scheme

By |2018-12-13T11:01:08+00:00Tuesday, 20 November 2018|

As Tasmania’s Attorney-General, I am proud to announce that we have completed the final step required by Tasmania to participate in the National Redress Scheme. This is a significant milestone for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Tasmania and means they can now have their applications assessed. The Scheme [...]

16 11, 2018

GHD 90 years on and still going strong

By |2019-01-14T14:29:11+00:00Friday, 16 November 2018|

The old Goods Shed at Macquarie Point was the place to be when GHD recently celebrated their 90th Anniversary with a cultural experience that included a blending pakana dance, a fire smoking and cleansing ceremony, music by Dewayne Everettsmith and food prepared by palawa kipli, the only 100% Aboriginal owned [...]

9 11, 2018

New Glenorchy Health Centre

By |2018-12-13T11:18:24+00:00Friday, 9 November 2018|

After years of working as the local Member, it was a great pleasure to join my colleague, Health Minister Michael Ferguson, to officially open the Glenorchy Health Centre, which provides care for Tasmanians in Hobart’s northern suburbs, Brighton, Derwent Valley, Southern Midlands and Central Highlands. The $21 million Centre has been [...]

8 11, 2018

Additional capacity at Risdon Prison Complex

By |2018-12-13T10:55:43+00:00Thursday, 8 November 2018|

As Minister for Corrections, I was pleased to officially open our new $1.35 million, 40-bed facility at the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison at the Risdon Prison Complex, further delivering on our Plan to keep Tasmanians safe. Nine Tasmanian companies were contracted to complete the work, alongside a small number [...]

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