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1 08, 2019

Dr Vanessa Goodwin Scholarship opens

By |2019-08-02T09:27:39+10:00Thursday, 1 August 2019|

A special scholarship in honour of Dr Vanessa Goodwin has opened with undergraduates at the University of Tasmania encouraged to apply. The scholarship is targeted at students with a demonstrated interest in law reform, as part of a partnership between the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania. Vanessa was [...]

3 07, 2019

Tasmania’s housing and construction industry remains strong

By |2019-07-10T11:03:22+10:00Wednesday, 3 July 2019|

As the new Minister for Building and Construction, it is fantastic to see the latest ABS figures released today, confirming Tasmania has the strongest growth in the number of dwelling approvals in Australia, demonstrating the Hodgman Liberal Government’s plan to support the building industry is working. Not only did dwelling [...]

27 06, 2019

Festival of Voices to serenade our State

By |2019-06-28T10:21:11+10:00Thursday, 27 June 2019|

Tasmania’s much-loved carnival of song, Festival of Voices, is back for another year, with festivities for the 2019 iteration kicking off tomorrow. Now in its 15th year, the festival has become one of our State’s favourite winter traditions, bringing visitors to Tasmania and encouraging locals to embrace the cooler months. [...]

18 06, 2019

Tasmanian art in the international spotlight

By |2019-06-26T15:08:15+10:00Tuesday, 18 June 2019|

Three Tasmanian art galleries will showcase their works on an international stage later this year, thanks to the Hodgman Liberal Government’s new Art Fair Industry Development Initiative. We are committed to supporting our artists and arts communities, which is why we have dedicated $240,000 over three years to help represent [...]

7 06, 2019

Tasmanian art in the spotlight at Dark Mofo

By |2019-06-13T10:27:06+10:00Friday, 7 June 2019|

A major new contemporary art exhibition, Julie Gough: Tense Past opens at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) tonight as part of this year’s Dark Mofo festival. The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Dark Mofo and I am delighted that TMAG has once again been able [...]

6 06, 2019

Container Refund Scheme for Tasmania

By |2019-06-06T15:07:10+10:00Thursday, 6 June 2019|

The Tasmanian Government will implement a Container Refund Scheme (CRS) as part of its commitment to protect Tasmania’s unique natural environment, provide opportunities to community groups and local businesses, and to help maintain the Tasmanian brand. Drink containers currently account for around 41 percent of litter by volume in Tasmania, [...]

5 06, 2019

Next step in the National Redress Scheme

By |2019-06-05T13:00:28+10:00Wednesday, 5 June 2019|

Expressions of Interest have now opened to establish a register of providers to receive referrals and deliver counselling for eligible Tasmanian applicants under the National Redress Scheme. This is an important step toward delivering an important component of the National Redress Scheme. The register will identify practitioners as having appropriate [...]

23 05, 2019

2019-20 Budget: Serving up success for the Taste

By |2019-05-23T17:46:32+10:00Thursday, 23 May 2019|

The Taste of Tasmania will receive an additional $500,000 in the 2019-20 State Budget to support the iconic event for the next two years, which is enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people each year. The funding will be provided to the Hobart City Council to support the ongoing success [...]

30 03, 2019

New Director of Legal Aid Commission appointed

By |2019-04-09T10:46:09+10:00Saturday, 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+10:00Friday, 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 [...]

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