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1 11, 2018

JeJu Exhibition Opening

By |2018-12-13T10:52:31+00:00Thursday, 1 November 2018|

It was wonderful to meet Korean artist, Eun Suk Jeon, at the Entrepot Gallery in Hobart for the opening of the Jeju International Residency Exhibition. The Arts Tasmania Jeju International Residency is a reciprocal program which supports exchanges between Tasmanian artists, and artists from Jeju Island, South Korea. Eun Suk [...]

29 10, 2018

Students honour WWI history with tour of the Western Front

By |2019-01-14T14:33:56+00:00Monday, 29 October 2018|

Six worthy students have been announced as recipients of the 2018-19 Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize. The Memorial Prize is named after Tasmania's last World War 1 veteran, Frank MacDonald, and has been awarded annually by the Tasmanian Government since 2004. The six students will now have the opportunity to take [...]

26 10, 2018

Blue Rocket takes off again with Dumbotz

By |2018-12-13T10:50:24+00:00Friday, 26 October 2018|

As Minister for the Arts, it was wonderful to pay a visit to Blue Rocket animation studios where production of a brand new children’s animation series, Dumbotz, is underway. The Hodgman Liberal Government, through Screen Tasmania, has invested $400 000 in the production of this $4.8 million series. Blue Rocket [...]

24 10, 2018

Solar for Sandy Bay Bowls  

By |2019-01-14T14:40:15+00:00Wednesday, 24 October 2018|

Sandy Bay Bowls Club has gone solar in a bid to save money with the flow on effect of helping the environment. The Club, which was established in 1907, has more than 120 full members and some 150 social members, ranging from 18 to 90 years of age. Club President, [...]

21 10, 2018

Prison mother-baby unit opens

By |2018-12-13T10:58:48+00:00Sunday, 21 October 2018|

Alongside Premier Will Hodgman, it was a great privilege to officially open the new Dr Vanessa Goodwin cottages at the Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison in honour of our dear friend and colleague, to mark her lasting legacy as former Attorney-General and Minister for Corrections. These new modern facilities accommodate up [...]

10 10, 2018

Environmentally-friendly Brewery

By |2018-12-13T10:57:00+00:00Wednesday, 10 October 2018|

Recently, the Cascade Brewery in South Hobart reached a significant milestone with the 100,000th cardboard six-pack leaving the Tasmanian brewery. This means there are 100,000 less plastic ring packages in the community, possibly having a damaging effect on wildlife and the environment if disposed of inappropriately. The Cascade Brewery is [...]

10 10, 2018

Tolman’s Hill Playground Opening

By |2018-12-13T11:27:36+00:00Wednesday, 10 October 2018|

It was wonderful to be involved in the official opening of the new City of Hobart Tolmans Hill playground having continuously lobbied for it over the last 10 years and then being able to help secure suitable State-owned land. Although the playground took a while to be established, it has [...]

1 10, 2018

Bee Book Creates Buzz

By |2018-12-13T11:23:33+00:00Monday, 1 October 2018|

The Bee Literate Tasmania Project has created a beautiful book called The Bee Book, inspiring the next generation of beekeepers from the Goodwood Community Centre who wrote and illustrated the book. The project was supported by numerous sponsors of which I was ‘buzzed’ to be one! For the past 18 months, Bee Literate [...]

30 09, 2018

New Orange-Bellied Parrot Breeding Facility

By |2018-12-13T10:45:04+00:00Sunday, 30 September 2018|

On National Threatened Species’ Day, I visited the construction site of our new captive breeding facility for our critically endangered Orange-bellied Parrot. The new facility at Five Mile Beach is progressing well with the first new breeding aviary completed just in time for the breeding season. The new facility follows [...]

28 09, 2018

Launch of 1800RAPTOR Hotline

By |2018-12-13T10:59:39+00:00Friday, 28 September 2018|

As Minister for Environment, I was delighted to launch the new 1800RAPTOR Hotline to ensure reports of injured raptors can be responded to immediately. The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on its commitment of $7000 per annum to the maintenance of the Hotline, to ensure injured birds can get the [...]

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