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30 07, 2021

Reactivating live performance in Tasmania

By |2021-07-30T17:25:54+10:00Friday, 30 July 2021|

The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of our cultural and creative industries and is delivering stimulus support and recovery initiatives for the sector during these uncertain times. Through our recently announced Live Performance Reactivation Program, I am pleased to announce today the funding of $1,001,298 to support 12 local [...]

30 07, 2021

TPS recruitment drive to start tomorrow

By |2021-07-30T17:24:11+10:00Friday, 30 July 2021|

The Tasmanian Government is implementing innovative solutions to attract and retain more Correctional Officers to alleviate some of the current challenges within our prison system. Today, I am pleased to announce that the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) is embarking on a major recruitment campaign, kicking off this weekend to bolster [...]

28 07, 2021

Custodial Inspector’s Prison Surveys 2020 Report

By |2021-07-29T11:05:04+10:00Wednesday, 28 July 2021|

The Tasmanian Government notes the release of the Custodial Inspector’s Prisoner Survey and Staff Engagement Survey undertaken within the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) last year. While work is already underway to address a number of issues identified by respondents, the TPS will consider the results of both surveys to identify [...]

21 07, 2021

Constructive meeting with unions regarding prison system

By |2021-07-21T16:49:06+10:00Wednesday, 21 July 2021|

The safety of staff, prisoners and the community remains a top priority for the Tasmanian Liberal Government and I welcome today’s discussions I had with unions regarding our prison system. These talks were constructive with a number of suggestions and matters raised that we are committed to addressing, including in [...]

20 07, 2021

Construction of new remand centre progressing well

By |2021-07-20T15:47:34+10:00Tuesday, 20 July 2021|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to invest in prison infrastructure across the State with work progressing well on the new Southern Remand Centre (SRC) at the Risdon Prison site. The SRC will help to alleviate pressure on our prison system by significantly increasing capacity, providing accommodation for 156 male [...]

19 07, 2021

Dedicated COVID-19 response team established within WorkSafe Tasmania

By |2021-07-19T17:01:08+10:00Monday, 19 July 2021|

A permanent dedicated COVID-19 response unit has now been established within WorkSafe Tasmania to assist Tasmanian businesses with COVID-19 conditions. The dedicated unit will comprise six inspectors spread across the three regions of Tasmania, and will help to ensure the health and safety of Tasmanian workers and the community is [...]

19 07, 2021

Unions playing politics with prison system

By |2021-07-20T15:45:24+10:00Monday, 19 July 2021|

The safety of staff, prisoners and the community remains a top priority for the Tasmanian Liberal Government. In regard to today’s stop-work action, it is very disappointing that the unions are playing politics with this. Last Friday I extended an invitation to meet with them today, before any mention of [...]

17 07, 2021

Retirement of Magistrate Glenn Hay

By |2021-07-19T12:07:55+10:00Saturday, 17 July 2021|

On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, I want to thank Magistrate Glenn Hay, who is retiring at the end of this month following almost 14 years of dedicated service to the administration of justice in the role of Magistrate. Mr Hay commenced as a Magistrate in August 2007 and since [...]

17 07, 2021

EOIs called for TMAG Board

By |2021-07-19T12:06:03+10:00Saturday, 17 July 2021|

Expressions of Interest are invited from individuals interested in being considered for appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG). The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Act 2017 provides for a skills based board and states that members collectively have specific expertise, qualifications or experience [...]

16 07, 2021

Submissions open for independent review of Public Trustee

By |2021-07-16T14:02:21+10:00Friday, 16 July 2021|

Submissions are now open for the independent review into the administrative and operational practices of the Public Trustee being conducted by Mr Damian Bugg AM QC. This will allow everyone to have their say about the Public Trustee, while also allowing the opportunity for members of the community and stakeholders [...]

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