More Women on Tasmanian Government Boards

Minister for Women
More Women on Tasmanian Government Boards
30 September, 2017


The Hodgman Liberal Government’s Women on Boards Strategy 2015-2020 is helping us to reach our target to increase women’s representation on Tasmanian Government Boards to 50 per cent by 2020.

The Women on Boards Strategy Annual Report 2017 shows that since the Strategy’s release in 2015, Tasmania has had the biggest growth of women’s representation on government boards across all states and territories*, increasing from 33.8 per cent to 40.1 per cent as of September 2017. Read More

Interim Commissioner for Children and Young People

Minister for Human Services
Interim Commissioner for Children and Young People
06 September, 2017


The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people in Tasmania.

I am pleased to announce that on Friday I will recommend to the Governor the appointment of David Clements as the Interim Commissioner for Children and Young People.

With the impending departure of the current Commissioner, Mark Morrissey, we are acting to ensure the position is not left vacant while we undertake a nationwide recruitment process for a permanent Commissioner. Read More

New Round of Scholarships for Women Aspiring to Lead

Minister for Women
New Round of Scholarships for Women Aspiring to Lead
17 August, 2017


The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to ensuring women have more opportunities to gain leadership roles in our community.

Our partnership with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is helping to achieve this by giving more Tasmanian women the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to serve on boards. Read More

Homelessness Week 2017

Minister for Human Services
Homelessness Week 2017
07 August, 2017


A key priority of the Hodgman Liberal Government is supporting Tasmanians in need, which is why we have continued to invest in our $73.5 million Affordable Housing Action Plan in the 2017-18 Budget.

Our innovative housing plan is the most comprehensive housing strategy ever undertaken in this State, delivering affordable housing options for 1600 Tasmanian households over four years. Read More

Children Aged 4-11 Can Access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from July 1

Minister for Human Services
Children Aged 4-11 Can Access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) from July 1
29 June, 2017


The NDIS will help give young children aged 4-11 years old the ability to participate in the broader community from 1 July 2017, giving them and their care givers more choice and control around their care needs.

The NDIS will no doubt improve these children’s lives, just like it already has for 1877 Tasmanians. Read More

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Minister for Human Services
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
13 June, 2017


The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to upholding the rights of older Tasmanians to live without exploitation, abuse or fear.

Tomorrow, 15 June 2017, is the 12th anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2006. Read More

Youth at Risk Strategy Launched

Minister for Human Services
Youth at Risk Strategy Launched
7 June, 2017


Early intervention and a whole of government approach to helping “at risk” young Tasmanians are the key drivers of a new strategy launched today.

With the Budget back in balance, the Hodgman Liberal Government is able to invest more in services to help those in need, including young people between the ages of 10 and 17 years who can be among our most vulnerable. Read More

Strengthening the Safety and Capability of Our Child Safety Service

Minister for Human Services
Strengthening the Safety and Capability of Our Child Safety Service
7 June, 2017


The Child Safety Service (CSS) is fundamental to supporting families in need and keeping our vulnerable children safe, which is why CSS staff need a safe and contemporary working environment.

Following the recommendations of the Strong Families, Safe Kids report, the Hodgman Liberal Government is investing in a range of actions to strengthen the capability and safety of CSS staff. Read More

Tasmania’s Carol Edmunds wins 2017 Barnardos Mother of the Year

Minister for Women
Tasmania’s Carol Edmunds wins 2017 Barnardos Mother of the Year
11 May, 2017


Congratulations to Barnardos Mother of the Year 2017 Carol Edmunds – the first Tasmanian in eight years to take out this prestigious title celebrating mothers across the nation who are committed to shaping our next generation.

Up against thousands of nominated mothers across the nation, Carol Edmunds took out the award for nurturing her husband’s eight year old sister, who had just lost her mother, raising her as her own thirty years ago. Read More