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24 03, 2021

Extending financial support for Tasmanian tenants and landlords

By |2021-03-24T14:34:39+10:00Wednesday, 24 March 2021|

The Tasmanian Government has taken unprecedented action to protect Tasmanian tenants and landlords throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’ve always said that as we continue to recover, we will consider providing additional support. I am pleased to announce that the Tasmanian Government will again extend the COVID-19 Rent Relief Fund [...]

24 03, 2021

Keeping Tasmanians safe through strong law reform agenda

By |2021-03-24T10:20:48+10:00Wednesday, 24 March 2021|

The Tasmanian Government has a plan to keep Tasmanians safe and our efforts have this week been strengthened by the passing of the Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders Bill 2020 by the Tasmanian Parliament. This Bill provides for a new legislative framework for dealing with dangerous criminals and serious [...]

23 03, 2021

Helping to rehabilitate Tasmanian prisoners by developing crucial skills

By |2021-03-23T15:49:58+10:00Tuesday, 23 March 2021|

The Tasmanian Government is helping to prepare Tasmanian inmates for life after prison. 60 government computers will find a new life in Risdon Prison, enabling prisoners to develop vital skills they will need in life and the workplace. The computers, previously used by the Department of Health and the Department [...]

23 03, 2021

Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders Bill passes Parliament

By |2021-03-24T08:13:16+10:00Tuesday, 23 March 2021|

The Tasmanian Government is committed to keeping our communities safe and protecting victims and survivors. Today the Dangerous Criminals and High Risk Offenders Bill 2020 passed State Parliament, paving the way for this important legislation to take effect. The Bill provides for a new legislative framework for dealing with dangerous [...]

23 03, 2021

The facts on electoral donation reform

By |2021-03-24T08:11:55+10:00Tuesday, 23 March 2021|

Calls from the Greens and Labor that we are doing nothing regarding electoral reform are wrong. As the Premier confirmed today, we are on track to deliver a new political donation scheme in Tasmania. It is important that Tasmanians have confidence in our electoral system and we must ensure it [...]

21 03, 2021

Moonah Taste of the World Festival

By |2021-03-23T13:33:59+10:00Sunday, 21 March 2021|

I am delighted to have been involved with the 2021 Moonah Taste of the World Festival attending the many events today in and around the Moonah Arts Centre – one of Tasmania’s longest running and most popular Festival events. The Moonah Taste of the World Festival is a celebration of [...]

21 03, 2021

Celebrating 20 years of Ten Days on the Island

By |2021-03-23T13:31:02+10:00Sunday, 21 March 2021|

This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ten Days on the Island. Since the first festival was held in 2001, this biennial event has become a fixture in Tasmania’s events calendar and a much loved part of the State’s cultural landscape. Ten Days has played a significant role in [...]

19 03, 2021

Recruitment starts for Southern Remand Centre

By |2021-03-23T13:29:35+10:00Friday, 19 March 2021|

The Tasmanian Government has begun recruiting to operate the $85 million Southern Remand Centre being built at the Risdon Prison site. Applications have been invited for the position of Superintendent of the Southern Remand Centre. The Superintendent will lead a team of Correctional Officers in managing the Centre, ensuring daily [...]

18 03, 2021

Commission of Inquiry Bill passes House of Assembly

By |2021-03-18T15:25:41+10:00Thursday, 18 March 2021|

There is nothing more important than ensuring the vulnerable in our community are protected and I recognise the extraordinary courage it takes for someone to come forward and report sexual abuse. I am proud our Government is shining a light on an area that has been dark for too long, [...]

18 03, 2021

Supporting a sustainable rental market

By |2021-03-18T14:35:48+10:00Thursday, 18 March 2021|

I am not surprised that the Greens feel that they have the right to control the private rental market. In contrast, we are a government which wants to see markets function freely, while putting in the place the supports and assistance when required, and the Greens are the party that [...]

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