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7 07, 2020

Protecting the safety of Tasmanian workers

By |2020-07-07T13:45:37+10:00Tuesday, 7 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring that all Tasmanians are protected in the workplace. Reports that WorkSafe Tasmania does not investigate workplace fatalities appropriately are false. To set the record straight, WorkSafe Tasmania investigates every work-related workplace death in which WorkSafe is the lead jurisdiction, with no exceptions. Where [...]

7 07, 2020

A new era for Tasmania’s tribunals

By |2020-07-07T13:44:40+10:00Tuesday, 7 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to improving access to justice for all Tasmanians. Tasmania is one step closer to establishing a single Civil and Administrative Tribunal with today’s official opening of the facility at 38 Barrack Street, Hobart. This important reform has been discussed by Governments over many years, but [...]

6 07, 2020

HomeBuilder applications open

By |2020-07-06T16:45:22+10:00Monday, 6 July 2020|

Applications for both the State and Federal HomeBuilder grants are now open. The Tasmanian Government’s $20,000 grant and the Morrison Government’s $25,000 grant means Tasmanians can potentially access up to $45,000 for their new home build. Together, these grants make Tasmania the best place in Australia to build a house [...]

3 07, 2020

Ensuring quad bike safety in Tasmania

By |2020-07-06T11:28:55+10:00Friday, 3 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring the safety of quad bike users in the State. Quad bike accidents can result in serious injury or death, and children are particularly at risk by quad bike use. I am pleased to announce that our Government has extended its 12-month rebate scheme [...]

3 07, 2020

Resignation of Public Guardian

By |2020-07-06T11:26:48+10:00Friday, 3 July 2020|

Tasmania’s Public Guardian, Kim Barker has recently informed me of her decision to resign from her position, effective from 13 November 2020. Ms Barker has held the position of Public Guardian since September 2015, and during this time has made a significant contribution to the protection of adults with disabilities [...]

2 07, 2020

Tasmania to have an NBL team to call its own

By |2020-07-02T17:25:59+10:00Thursday, 2 July 2020|

Tasmania will finally re-enter the National Basketball League for the first time in 25 years after the league finalised its agreement with the Tasmanian Government to issue a license to participate in the 2021/2022 NBL Season. We will now begin the exciting process of building the Tasmanian club and engaging [...]

1 07, 2020

Building approvals data highlights importance of construction blitz

By |2020-07-02T10:36:46+10:00Wednesday, 1 July 2020|

The latest building approvals data from the ABS has reaffirmed the importance of and why we are delivering the Tasmanian Government’s $3.1 billion construction blitz that will help our building and construction sector bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. It says it all that on one hand Jen Butler is [...]

1 07, 2020

“One punch” reforms now in operation

By |2020-07-02T10:35:01+10:00Wednesday, 1 July 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to keeping all Tasmanians safe and protecting victims of crime. Today, I am pleased to announce that our Government’s reforms around ‘one punch’ (or ‘coward’s punch’) offences has been proclaimed. While there are a number of existing offences in Tasmanian legislation that can capture ‘one [...]

29 06, 2020

Continuing to support Tasmania’s Cultural and Creative sector

By |2020-07-06T13:04:46+10:00Monday, 29 June 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is continually working on ways to support those who have been impacted as a result of COVID-19. The State’s cultural and creative sector has been high on our priority list especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, and this has been reflected in the level of support we have [...]

25 06, 2020

Further boost for Tasmania’s arts and cultural sector

By |2020-06-30T16:22:40+10:00Thursday, 25 June 2020|

The Tasmanian Government is an avid supporter of the State’s cultural and creative industries as evidenced by our early stimulus package for the sector to assist with the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19. As Tasmania’s Minister for the Arts, I have been actively lobbying for further Federal Government support for Tasmania’s [...]

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