Reports of Estimates Committees

Minister Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Women, Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development
CONSOLIDATED FUND APPROPRIATION BILL (No. 1) 2018 (No. 16)
CONSOLIDATED FUND APPROPRIATION BILL (No. 2) 2018 (No. 17)

Reports of Estimates Committees
4 July, 2018


Mrs PETRUSMA – The budget Estimates showed that in my portfolios of Aboriginal Affairs, Women, Sport and Recreation, Disability Services and Community Development, we have a great deal to be proud of in these areas.

Building on the gains we have made so far, the Hodgman Government is committed to continuing the reset of our relationship with the Tasmanian Aboriginal people.  During Estimates I was asked to provide an update on our 2017-18 key activities on our resetting the relationship with the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, which I will now provide to the House as well as to table.  Keeping in mind that this document is provided on an annual basis and it is the 2017-18 update and 30 June was only four days ago, I thank the department in being able to provide this update. Read More

Gender Equality

Minister for Women
Gender Equality
24 May, 2018


Question Time

Mr SHELTON question to MINISTER for WOMEN, Mrs PETRUSMA

[10.34 a.m.]

The Hodgman Government has a vision for a more inclusive Tasmania that empowers women and girls. While action taken over the last fours years has moved Tasmania closer to this objective, gender inequality still occurs. What can we, as a Government, do to help address this issue?

ANSWER Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his question. Since 2014, the Hodgman Liberal Government has been committed to making Tasmania a state where all people have equal opportunity to participate in Tasmania’s social, political, economic and cultural life. A person’s gender should not be a barrier to opportunity or participation. Read More

Nominations Open for Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women

Minister for Women
Nominations Open for Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women
Friday, 4 May 2018


Tasmania is a state full of exceptional women from a range of different backgrounds who share in their dedication and willingness to make a significant contribution to our state.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to empowering and promoting their hard work, while ensuring their achievements are never forgotten. Read More

CONDOLENCE MOTION – Dr Vanessa Goodwin

Minister for Sport and Recreation
CONDOLENCE MOTION – Dr Vanessa Goodwin
Wednesday 2 May, 2018


Mrs PETRUSMA (Franklin – Minister for Sport and Recreation) – Madam Speaker, I know I speak for all of us here in the House of our great sadness and heavy heart when we all found out about the loss of our beautiful, gorgeous, passionate, kind, generous and loyal colleague and dear friend, Dr Vanessa Goodwin.

Vanessa gave so much of her life to advocating for and helping others, from those in the prisons, her constituents, her great love of animals especially her dogs, horses and cats, her love of her parents Edyth and Grant, and her other great passions, the arts and sport. Read More

CONDOLDENCE MOTION – Anthony John (Tony) Benneworth OAM

Minister For Sport and Recreation
CONDOLDENCE MOTION – Anthony John (Tony) Benneworth OAM
Wednesday 2 May, 2018


Mrs PETRUSMA (Franklin – Minister for Sport and Recreation) – Madam Speaker, I rise to express my own sense of sadness on the loss of Tony Benneworth OAM.

Tony will always be remembered for being a passionate, committed and great advocate for northern Tasmania, in particular for his electorate of Bass which he represented in our state parliament from 1992 to 1998. Read More

Team Tasmania Chasing Gold at the Special Olympics

Minister for Sport and Recreation
Team Tasmania Chasing Gold at the Special Olympics
17 April, 2018


Our very best wishes are with Tasmania’s twenty five athletes in the Special Olympics as competition begins today.

Tasmania is well represented at this year’s Special Olympics in Adelaide with our competitors taking part across five different sports.

The event is held every four years for athletes with an intellectual disability and draws thousands of competitors from Australia and New Zealand. Read More

Welcoming Home Our Golden Athletes

Minister for Sport and Recreation
Welcoming Home Our Golden Athletes
16 April, 2018


As the 2018 Commonwealth Games come to a close, I know I speak for all Tasmanians in congratulating our athletes who have given us a great sense of pride through their exceptional displays of sportsmanship.

This year’s record performance saw Tasmania take home ten gold medals, two team golds and four silver – far exceeding the state’s previous best of seven medals at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. Read More

Tasmanian Athletes to Make History In 2018 Commonwealth Games

Minister for Sport and Recreation
Tasmanian Athletes to Make History In 2018 Commonwealth Games
31 March, 2018


I am very proud to support the largest Tasmanian contingent ever for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in their bid to represent their state and country on the Gold Coast.

Of the 14 Tasmanian athletes selected into the Australian Commonwealth Games Team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games next week, 10 will be competing at their first Commonwealth Games. Read More

Supporting Tasmanians in Need

Minister for Human Services
Supporting Tasmanians in Need
22 February, 2018


The majority Hodgman Liberal Government is working to continue delivering a brighter future for all, by giving Tasmanians a hand-up in times of need.

Keeping prices down and taking decisive action to address cost of living pressures will continue to be a key priority of a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government, but we’ll also be doing more to help those most in need. Read More

Affordable Housing Strategy Building Momentum

Minister for Human Services
Affordable Housing Strategy Building Momentum
19 January, 2018


Preliminary data from the latest Quarterly Affordable Housing report shows continued progress in provision of affordable housing for Tasmanians.

The Hodgman Government’s $73.5 million Affordable Housing Action Plan is on track to assisting over 1 600 households into affordable housing by June 2019, providing the help Tasmanians need to access affordable, secure and safe homes. Read More