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18 09, 2021

Tasmanian fuel prices heading in the right direction

By |2021-09-20T09:25:51+10:00Saturday, 18 September 2021|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to reducing the cost of living for all Tasmanians and the latest ACCC quarterly report on fuel prices has confirmed Tasmania is closing the gap on the rest of the country. Average prices in Hobart over the 2020-21 period were 132.1cpl – lower than Melbourne, [...]

16 09, 2021

Prison escape

By |2021-09-16T17:16:07+10:00Thursday, 16 September 2021|

I was immediately advised by prison management earlier this morning that a minimum rated prisoner had escaped from the Ron Barwick Prison. Any escape from a prison facility is completely unacceptable and I wish to thank Tasmania Police for their swift action in apprehending the prisoner so quickly and returning [...]

16 09, 2021

Further action to prevent family violence in Tasmania

By |2021-09-16T17:14:07+10:00Thursday, 16 September 2021|

The protection of victim-survivors of family violence and their children is an absolute priority for the Tasmanian Government. We want to ensure that all Tasmanians feel safe and supported and that perpetrators are held to account. A draft Bill is now available for public comment on the Family Violence Reforms [...]

14 09, 2021

Holyoake program to recommence in October

By |2021-09-14T16:20:48+10:00Tuesday, 14 September 2021|

As I said in Parliament today, I greatly value the various partnerships we have with community based organisations both inside and outside the prison system, specifically and including Holyoake, and I again thank them for the valuable contribution they make to our prison service in the delivery of various programs. [...]

13 09, 2021

New Jobs Hub boost for Glenorchy jobseekers

By |2021-09-13T12:01:11+10:00Monday, 13 September 2021|

Officially opened today, a new Jobs Hub based in Glenorchy has opened its doors to help job seekers find work and connect employers with new staff as part of a $1.3 million investment from the Tasmanian Liberal Government. Following a tender process run by the Glenorchy City Council, STEPS Employment [...]

10 09, 2021

Getting a Taste of local talent this summer

By |2021-09-10T15:25:26+10:00Friday, 10 September 2021|

The Tasmanian Government is a strong supporter of our cultural and creative industries, and we welcome today’s announcement that the Taste of Summer will feature a record number of Tasmanian artists. Getting out on the waterfront over the holiday period is an iconic part of Tasmania’s social calendar, which is [...]

8 09, 2021

Statewide campaign to ensure safety of solar energy systems

By |2021-09-08T17:58:06+10:00Wednesday, 8 September 2021|

Ensuring Tasmanians are safe and healthy is a key priority for the Tasmanian Liberal Government. That’s why we are calling on property owners with solar energy systems to ensure they are regularly inspected and maintained for efficiency and safety. Consistent exposure to weather including UV from sunlight, rain and wind [...]

8 09, 2021

Expansion of electronic monitoring of offenders

By |2021-09-08T17:57:13+10:00Wednesday, 8 September 2021|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to keeping communities safe, which is why we have taken action to expand electronic monitoring as a sentencing option. Our legislation to place electronic monitoring conditions on parole orders passed the Parliament in November last year, with 25 parolees being electronically monitored as at [...]

8 09, 2021

Supporting the health and wellbeing of our Correctional Officers

By |2021-09-08T17:56:08+10:00Wednesday, 8 September 2021|

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to address the challenges within our prison service with the safety and wellbeing of staff, prisoners and the community remaining a top priority. That’s why, from next week, a Wellbeing Support Program will be implemented for the Tasmania Prison Service staff that will provide [...]

8 09, 2021

Record support for Tasmania’s legal assistance sector

By |2021-09-08T14:10:29+10:00Wednesday, 8 September 2021|

The Tasmanian Government is delivering a more efficient and effective justice system for all Tasmanians. That’s why we are delivering record funding to support Tasmania’s vital legal assistance sector with an additional $2.2 million committed for the sector over four years in the 2021-22 Tasmanian Budget. This is in addition [...]

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