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20 11, 2018

Tasmania joins National Redress Scheme

By |2018-12-13T11:01:08+00:00Tuesday, 20 November 2018|

As Tasmania’s Attorney-General, I am proud to announce that we have completed the final step required by Tasmania to participate in the National Redress Scheme. This is a significant milestone for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Tasmania and means they can now have their applications assessed. The Scheme [...]

16 11, 2018

GHD 90 years on and still going strong

By |2019-01-14T14:29:11+00:00Friday, 16 November 2018|

The old Goods Shed at Macquarie Point was the place to be when GHD recently celebrated their 90th Anniversary with a cultural experience that included a blending pakana dance, a fire smoking and cleansing ceremony, music by Dewayne Everettsmith and food prepared by palawa kipli, the only 100% Aboriginal owned [...]

9 11, 2018

New Glenorchy Health Centre

By |2018-12-13T11:18:24+00:00Friday, 9 November 2018|

After years of working as the local Member, it was a great pleasure to join my colleague, Health Minister Michael Ferguson, to officially open the Glenorchy Health Centre, which provides care for Tasmanians in Hobart’s northern suburbs, Brighton, Derwent Valley, Southern Midlands and Central Highlands. The $21 million Centre has been [...]

8 11, 2018

Additional capacity at Risdon Prison Complex

By |2018-12-13T10:55:43+00:00Thursday, 8 November 2018|

As Minister for Corrections, I was pleased to officially open our new $1.35 million, 40-bed facility at the Ron Barwick Minimum Security Prison at the Risdon Prison Complex, further delivering on our Plan to keep Tasmanians safe. Nine Tasmanian companies were contracted to complete the work, alongside a small number [...]

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 [...]

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