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

Supporting Tasmania’s elite athletes

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Supporting Tasmania’s elite athletes

Friday, 30 November 2018


 

The Hodgman Majority Liberal Government is committed to supporting our elite athletes to achieve their national and international sporting goals through providing quality training at the Tasmanian Institute of Sport.

Seventy-two scholarships were awarded today – High Performance Scholarships were awarded to fifty-seven athletes across eleven sports, plus another 15 athletes were offered Talent Development Scholarships across four sports. Read More

Tasmania leading in closing gender pay gap

Minister for Women

Tasmania leading in closing gender pay gap

Thursday, 29 November 2018


 

Tasmania is an even more inclusive State, and in many areas we are leading the nation in inclusiveness.

The Hodgman Majority 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. Read More

Celebrating elite achievement in Tasmanian sport

Will Hodgman, Premier and Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation

Celebrating elite achievement in Tasmanian sport

Wednesday, 28 November 2018


 

Congratulations to triathlete Jake Birtwhistle who has been named the 2018 Tasmanian Athlete of the Year.

Jake had an outstanding year winning a gold and silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, a silver medal at the Mixed Relay World Championships and placed third overall in the ITU World Triathlon Series. Read More