4 05, 2022

Celebrating 25 years of inclusion for Tasmania’s LGBTIQ+ community

By |2022-05-05T11:17:45+10:00Wednesday, 4 May 2022|

The Tasmanian Government is a Government with heart, and we are committed to creating a confident and inclusive community where all people are treated fairly, with respect and have an equal opportunity to engage in Tasmanian life. “It was great to join advocates, friends and family from Tasmania’s LGBTIQ+ community [...]

2 05, 2022

Have your say on explosives regulations

By |2022-05-03T10:23:45+10:00Monday, 2 May 2022|

WorkSafe Tasmania is inviting feedback from stakeholders and the community to inform a review of the Explosives Regulations 2012 (the Regulations). Coupled with the Explosives Act 2012 (the Act) the Regulations provide the regulatory framework for the use, handling, storage, sale and supply of explosives in Tasmania. Under the provisions [...]

2 05, 2022

24 new TPS recruits begin their training

By |2022-05-03T10:22:40+10:00Monday, 2 May 2022|

Twenty-four new recruits have today commenced training to become Correctional Officers with the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS), as part of our ongoing commitment to ensure the safety of staff, prisoners and the community. This is the first of four more recruit schools that will occur this year, thanks to the [...]

1 05, 2022

Commission of Inquiry hearings to begin tomorrow

By |2022-05-03T10:20:50+10:00Sunday, 1 May 2022|

There is no more important task for any Government than to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children and young people. That is why we established a far reaching Commission of Inquiry (COI), to ensure our most vulnerable are protected and past wrongs can never be repeated in Tasmania. [...]

28 04, 2022

Acting together to build a positive work health and safety culture

By |2022-04-29T15:16:14+10:00Thursday, 28 April 2022|

Today’s annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers’ Memorial Day is another important reminder of the importance of workplace safety. This year’s theme ‘Act together to build a positive safety and health culture’ focuses on how we can all contribute to preventing work-related deaths, disease, injuries [...]

26 04, 2022

New Chair of Sentencing Advisory Council appointed

By |2022-04-26T15:10:56+10:00Tuesday, 26 April 2022|

I am pleased to announce that Michael O’Farrell SC has been appointed as the new Chair of Tasmania’s Sentencing Advisory Council (SAC). Mr O’Farrell brings extensive legal knowledge to the role with nearly 40 years’ experience in the legal profession in Tasmania, most recently as Tasmania’s Solicitor-General of Tasmania. Mr [...]

20 04, 2022

Family Violence Order electronic monitoring program keeping our communities safe

By |2022-04-29T15:15:59+10:00Wednesday, 20 April 2022|

Our Government’s commitment to introduce electronic monitoring for high-risk family violence perpetrators has been highly successful in making our communities a safer place. Since its inception in 2017, 136 perpetrators have been monitored under this program, and 75 victims have been issued with GPS monitored duress alarms. Additionally, an independent [...]

20 04, 2022

Haddad’s disgraceful COVID-19 attack

By |2022-04-21T10:17:18+10:00Wednesday, 20 April 2022|

Ella Haddad’s disgraceful media release is an insult to our Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) staff who are working hard to manage COVID-19 in TPS facilities. Just like every workplace in Tasmania, the TPS has a detailed COVID-19 Safety Plan in place, as well as Outbreak Management Plans for each facility, [...]

13 04, 2022

Burnie Court EOI process underway

By |2022-04-13T16:03:21+10:00Wednesday, 13 April 2022|

The expression of interest (EOI) process to identify any new sites for the Burnie Court Complex in the Burnie Central Business District (CBD) is underway, with a briefing held today for interested parties that have registered an interest so far. We have listened closely to the Burnie community and there [...]

8 04, 2022

Consultation on automatic mutual recognition of occupational licences

By |2022-04-21T10:16:53+10:00Friday, 8 April 2022|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to reducing red tape and supporting workforce mobility, while maintaining important consumer protections and safety standards. Accordingly, public consultation has now begun on the Automatic Mutual Recognition (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2022, that will make necessary amendments to Tasmanian licensing laws prior to the commencement of [...]

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