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16 07, 2021

Continuing to invest in our prison system

By |2021-07-16T13:16:34+10:00Friday, 16 July 2021|

The safety of staff, prisoners and the community is a top priority for our Government and I thank our hard-working Tasmania Prison Service staff for the work they do under challenging circumstances. Any assault of a Correctional Officer is completely unacceptable. There is no excuse for any type of assault [...]

16 07, 2021

New Chair of the Theatre Royal

By |2021-07-19T12:03:32+10:00Friday, 16 July 2021|

I am pleased to announce Dr Tania Price has been appointed as incoming Chair of the Theatre Royal Management Board, following the retirement of Craig Stephens. Dr Price brings extensive knowledge and experience to the role, having been a member of the Theatre Royal Management Board since April 2020 and [...]

15 07, 2021

Home detention electronic monitoring milestone

By |2021-07-15T14:53:56+10:00Thursday, 15 July 2021|

A significant milestone has been reached with Community Corrections’ Electronic Monitoring and Compliance Unit now successfully monitoring over 100 home detention offenders simultaneously, as part of our commitment to keep Tasmanians safe. Electronic monitoring helps keep victims and the community safe by ensuring offenders’ movements are tracked and stay within [...]

15 07, 2021

New platform to support Tasmanian businesses

By |2021-07-15T12:10:18+10:00Thursday, 15 July 2021|

A free online mental health platform has today been launched to support Tasmanian businesses and help their employees with their mental health. The Head4Work platform aims to support workers to better understand how to manage mental health risks at work, along with showing managers what they can do to support [...]

3 07, 2021

Celebrating the Festival of Voices 2021

By |2021-07-05T09:59:04+10:00Saturday, 3 July 2021|

Festival of Voices is one of Tasmania’s most iconic cultural events and is a key part of the events calendar for many Tasmanians. Minister for the Arts Elise Archer said the Tasmanian Government is a proud supporter of the Festival, which is why we have invested $2.25 million to secure [...]

2 07, 2021

Junction Arts Festival set to hit Launceston in September

By |2021-07-05T09:58:16+10:00Friday, 2 July 2021|

Launceston is set to come alive in September with the official launch of the Junction Arts Festival’s 2021 program today. As the Minister for Events, I am delighted to see the return of the event in Launceston from the 1-5 September 2021. The Tasmanian Liberal Government is a strong supporter [...]

2 07, 2021

Independent Reviewer for Public Trustee Review

By |2021-07-02T13:57:24+10:00Friday, 2 July 2021|

I am pleased to announce that Mr Damian Bugg AM QC will be appointed to undertake the independent review into the administrative and operational practices of the Public Trustee. Mr Bugg has served as both the Tasmanian and Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions and as Chancellor of the University of [...]

2 07, 2021

2021 Henry Jones Art Prize

By |2021-07-02T13:31:25+10:00Friday, 2 July 2021|

It was my great pleasure today to launch the 2021 Henry Jones Art Prize. The Henry Jones Art Hotel plays an important role in supporting Tasmanian artists, and provides a unique platform to showcase local arts to visitors and art lovers from around Australia, and indeed the world prior to COVID. [...]

2 07, 2021

Happy birthday to Cancer Council Tasmania’s Southern Support Centre

By |2021-07-02T12:23:38+10:00Friday, 2 July 2021|

It was my pleasure to celebrate the third birthday of the Cancer Council Tasmania’s Southern Support Centre in Hobart today. Cancer has likely touched every Tasmanain in some form, with more than 3,400 Tasmanians diagnosed each year. The Southern Support Centre is one of only two purpose-built cancer support centres [...]

2 07, 2021

New role for TMAG Director

By |2021-07-02T12:23:06+10:00Friday, 2 July 2021|

Congratulations to Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Director Janet Carding on her acceptance of the position of Executive Director of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. Ms Carding will step down as Director of TMAG in mid-August, after six successful years in the role. During her time with TMAG, Ms Carding [...]

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