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30 03, 2019

New Director of Legal Aid Commission appointed

By |2019-04-09T10:46:09+00:00Saturday, 30 March 2019|

Following an extensive selection process, I am pleased to announce Mr Vincenzo Caltabiano has been appointed to the position of Director at the Legal Aid Commission of Tasmania. Mr Caltabiano previously worked in private practice in Victoria from 1991 to 2008 before going on to hold a number of senior [...]

29 03, 2019

Expressions of interest sought for new southern Magistrate

By |2019-04-09T10:47:17+00:00Friday, 29 March 2019|

Expressions of Interest are being sought for a southern Magistrate. The Government is committed to ensuring all Tasmanian’s have access to an efficient and effective justice system. Expressions of interest advertisements will be placed in all major Tasmanian newspapers tomorrow. To be eligible for appointment, a candidate must be an [...]

13 03, 2019

Tasracing CEO

By |2019-03-20T10:01:12+00:00Wednesday, 13 March 2019|

I am pleased to announce the Tasracing board has appointed Mr Paul Eriksson to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Tasracing. Mr Eriksson has extensive leadership and financial management experience in a number of roles, including as General Manager- Finance and IT for Racing NSW and as the inaugural [...]

3 03, 2019

Vanessa Goodwin Scholarship

By |2019-03-06T15:25:14+00:00Sunday, 3 March 2019|

On the anniversary of her passing, it is a privilege to announce a special scholarship in honour of the late Dr Vanessa Goodwin, our dear friend and colleague. The Dr Vanessa Goodwin Law Reform Scholarship will be targeted at undergraduates at the University of Tasmania with a demonstrated interest in [...]

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 [...]

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