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

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

2018 Tasmanian Government Board Diversity Scholarships Announced

Minister for Women
2018 Tasmanian Government Board Diversity Scholarships Announced
08 November, 2017


The Hodgman Liberal Government has a target of achieving 50 per cent representation of women across government boards and committees by 2050. That is why we introduced our Women on Boards Strategy in July 2015.

Our 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

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