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11 08, 2020

Bringing in a new era for the Burnie Court Complex

By |2020-08-11T14:30:24+10:00Tuesday, 11 August 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring that all Tasmanians have access to an effective and efficient justice system. Unfortunately, it has become clear that the current court facilities at Alexander St in Burnie are out-dated and no longer fit for purpose. In particular, it has become difficult with physical [...]

30 07, 2020

Further boost for Tasmania’s arts and cultural sector

By |2020-07-30T15:56:02+10:00Thursday, 30 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of the arts and we have been committed to supporting our cultural and creative industries through the challenges of COVID-19. I am delighted to announce that we will be providing a much needed funding boost to 60 Tasmanian artists through our latest Individuals and [...]

30 07, 2020

Butler’s building blunder

By |2020-07-31T10:52:13+10:00Thursday, 30 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is getting on with the job of helping the State recover and rebuild from COVID-19. We will deliver on our plan that will support thousands of Tasmanian jobs and activate $3.1 billion of construction activity across Tasmania. Like everywhere else in the world, Tasmania is not immune [...]

29 07, 2020

Former Magistrate to review expungement scheme

By |2020-07-29T17:14:22+10:00Wednesday, 29 July 2020|

Former Magistrate Melanie Bartlett has been appointed to lead an independent review of the operation of the Expungement of Historical Offences Act 2017. The Act, which commenced on 9 April 2018, provides a scheme enabling the expungement of charges and convictions for historical homosexual and cross-dressing offences. It allows a [...]

29 07, 2020

Recognising the significance of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

By |2020-07-29T17:10:26+10:00Wednesday, 29 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of protecting the State’s heritage values. I am delighted to announce that the historical importance of the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens (RTBG) is being recognised through a new replacement entry in the Tasmanian Heritage Register. This new entry replaces the original entry for [...]

28 07, 2020

Milestone for Tasmania’s unique historic sites

By |2020-07-28T10:09:19+10:00Tuesday, 28 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government understands the importance of protecting our heritage values. On 31 July 2020, the Tasmanian sites included in the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property will mark the 10th anniversary of their inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Tasmania is an historic place and an important convict landscape. [...]

17 07, 2020

Public input sought on Bill to monitor parolees

By |2020-07-20T10:25:22+10:00Friday, 17 July 2020|

Our Government is committed to keeping Tasmanian communities safe. We are currently seeking public comment on a Bill that will create certainty around electronic monitoring of prisoners who are granted parole. The Corrections Amendment (Electronic Monitoring) Bill 2020 will amend the Corrections Act 1997 to specifically provide the Parole Board [...]

13 07, 2020

Southern Remand Centre on schedule

By |2020-07-13T14:19:30+10:00Monday, 13 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government has a strong plan to invest more than $350 million in Tasmania’s prison infrastructure. This plan will deliver hundreds of jobs, provide a major economic stimulus and support Tasmania’s building construction sector. A key part of this prison infrastructure plan is our $70 million Southern Remand Centre. [...]

9 07, 2020

Lobster Men claw back onto television screens

By |2020-07-09T14:58:37+10:00Thursday, 9 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to supporting the State’s world renowned cultural and creative industries. I am delighted to announce the internationally loved Tasmanian television series, Aussie Lobster Men, will return to our screens next month for a third season. Our Government is a proud partner with the Discovery Channel [...]

8 07, 2020

Bewildered Butler still bumbling her way through

By |2020-07-09T10:06:02+10:00Wednesday, 8 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is getting on with the job of helping Tasmanians recover and rebuild from COVID-19. Labor Shadow Minister for Building and Construction Jen Butler has once again used this pandemic as a means for political gain. Ms Butler claims that our Government has failed to answer questions on [...]

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