Tasmanians aged 50 to 64 years to access the NDIS from January 1

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development 

Tasmanians aged 50 to 64 years to access the NDIS from January 1

Sunday, 30th December 2018


From Tuesday (1 January, 2019), Tasmanians aged 50 to 64 years will be able to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).  This means the NDIS will now be available to help Tasmanians with disability aged 0 to 64 years old to participate more in the broader community, giving them, their families and care givers greater choice and control of their care supports.

The NDIS will greatly improve these people’s lives, with around 10,600 Tasmanians expected to be in the NDIS by June 30, 2019. Read More

Hodgman Government delivering for Christmas Carnivals

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Hodgman Government delivering for Christmas Carnivals

Friday, 21st December 2018


 

The Tasmanian Christmas Carnival Series remains an important fixture over the summer holiday period, which sees local athletes take on interstate and international rivals in a range of sports.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our election commitment to increase the funding provided to the Sports Carnival Association of Tasmania (SCAT) to $200,000 per year for three years. Read More

Hodgman Government delivering for older Tasmanians

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Hodgman Government delivering for older Tasmanians

Friday, 21st December 2018


 

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to improving the lives of all Tasmanians, especially our older Tasmanians through offering concessions to all eligible Seniors Card holders.

The 2019-2020 Seniors Card Directory,out today, includes a range of discounts to reduce cost of living pressures and to ensure older Tasmanians can live life to the full. Read More

Hobart International, Australia’s premier women’s tennis tournament

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Hobart International, Australia’s premier women’s tennis tournament

Sunday, 16th December 2018


 

The Hobart International brings the world’s best to Tasmania, and showcases the best of Tasmania to the world.

This year, 15 of the top 60 players will battle it out for the Hobart International title, including world number 24 and 2018 finalist, Mihaela Buzarnescu. Read More

Tassie’s own Ben Brown joins fight against family violence

Minister for Women

Tassie’s own Ben Brown joins fight against family violence

Thursday, 13th December 2018


The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to creating a more inclusive Tasmania that empowers and enables women and girls to fully participate in our economic, social, political and community life.

Eliminating family violence in Tasmania is a top priority for the Government, and I welcome today’s announcement of the newest ambassadors for Our Watch, including Tasmania’s own Ben Brown. Read More

Go the Canes!

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Go the Canes!

Saturday, 8th December 2018


 

Tasmanians are proud of their sporting teams, and it’s inspiring to see our own Hobart Hurricanes competing and showcasing their talents on the national stage, as they take the field against the Melbourne Stars today.

Our women’s team will be striving to make early inroads in the 14-round competition, after finishing off last season strongly with a win against the Melbourne Stars. We wish them a fantastic season ahead. Read More

Welcoming the Tassie Kangaroos home

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Welcoming the Tassie Kangaroos home

Friday, 7th December 2018


 

The Hodgman Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of women in sport, and I’m delighted to welcome the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos to their second home – Tasmania.

The Government’s partnership with the Tassie Kangaroos is supporting women’s sport at the highest level. Read More

Tasmanian volunteers play an integral part in the community

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Tasmanian volunteers play an integral part in the community

Wednesday, 5 December 2018


 

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is a strong supporter of our wonderful volunteers and volunteer organisations.

The 2019 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards are about reflecting on the important contribution that they make to our State. Read More

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability with the Young Leaders of Tasmania

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability with the Young Leaders of Tasmania

Monday, 3 December 2018


 

Today, we acknowledge International Day of People with Disability – an opportunity to raise awareness and to celebrate the many contributions people with disability make in our community.

This year’s theme is empowering people with disability and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. Read More

Mannalargenna Day

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Mannalargenna Day

Saturday, 1 December 2018


 

The Hodgman Majority Liberal Government is committed to resetting our relationship with the Tasmanian Aboriginal people, to improve their social, cultural and economic outcomes, while also promoting greater understanding and acceptance of Aboriginal culture.

I’m delighted to attend the Mannalargenna Day celebrations at the Tebrakunna Visitors Centre at Cape Portland in the far north east of Tasmania. Read More