Notice of Motion – Tasmanian Women’s Strategy Survey

Minister for Women
Notice of Motion – Tasmanian Women’s Strategy Survey
18 October, 2017


Mr Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

  1. In early 2018 a new Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2018-2021 will be launched, building on the achievements of the Tasmanian Women’s Plan 2013-2018.
  2. Since the release of the Tasmanian Women’s Plan, there has been an increased focus and interest on the issue of gender equality in Australia.  This has included nationally-led efforts to address violence against women and the gender pay gap, as well as recognition and promotion of the achievements of women.
  3. The new Tasmanian Women’s Strategy will be a three-year plan to address the inequality experienced by women and girls in Tasmania, with a focus on four priority areas for action:
    1. Economic empowerment
    2. Leadership and participation
    3. Health and wellbeing
    4. Safety
  4. The Strategy will be informed by new research and evidence, as well as approaches to gender equality being adopted and implemented in other jurisdictions.
  5. To ensure our approach to gender equality and identified priorities are ‘on track’ and relevant, an online survey was developed with the aim of engaging the community and seeking public consultation.
  6. The consultation period opened on 9 September 2017 and closed on 13 October 2017.
  7. The survey was accessed through the Women in Tasmania website, distributed through the Women’s mailing list and promoted through the media and the Women in Tasmania Facebook page.
  8. The online survey provided the opportunity for women to outline their experiences of gender equality across the four priority areas and to share ideas on how to achieve gender equality in Tasmania.
  9. At the close of the survey on 13 October 2017, we had reached 24,000 people through social media with 1,391 completed surveys and 11 written submissions from a diverse range of organisations submitted.
  10. This is a phenomenal response and the Hodgman Liberal Government thanks all Tasmanians for their valuable input, their suggestions and advice, into the development of the new Women’s Strategy.

Notice of Motion – Telstra Tasmania Business Women’s Awards 2017

Minister for Women
Notice of Motion – Telstra Tasmania Business Women’s Awards 2017

18 October, 2017


Mr Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

  1. The 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business Women’s Awards were held on Friday 13 October 2017.
  2. The Telstra Tasmanian Business Women’s Awards is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the many Tasmanian women who are excelling in business, government and across their communities.  This is the 23rd year of the Awards, making it the longest standing national business awards program for women in Australia.

  3. The Award Winners were:
    1. 2017 Telstra Tasmanian Business Woman of the Year – Toni Moate, Director, National Collections and Marine Infrastructure, CSIRO who also won the Public Sector & Academia Award.
    2. Entrepreneur Award – Alison Flakemore, Director, Alison’s Garden & Landscape
    3. For Purpose and Social Enterprise Award – Janine Arnold, CEO, Carers Tasmania
    4. Corporate & Private Award – Camille O’Meara, General Manager, Business Services, Stornoway Maintenance
    5. Young Business Women’s Award – Dr Jessica Manuela, Practice Owner, Dental Surgeon and Director, Dental South
  4. These Tasmanian women can be very proud not only of their achievements but also of the positive example they set for other Tasmanian women. They are exemplary role models for women in our community, especially our young women.
  5. I congratulate Toni Moate and all of the Tasmanian Telstra Business Women Award nominees, finalists and category winners, and wish them all the very best for the national finals in Melbourne on 21 November 2017.

Notice of Motion – Foster Carers Week, 2017

Minister for Human Services
Notice of Motion – Foster Carers Week, 2017
12 September, 2017


Madam Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

(1) Foster Carers Week is being celebrated in Tasmania from the 10th to the 16th September, to highlight the commitment of foster and kinship carers in providing safe and supportive care for children and young people who cannot live safely at home; Read More

Brain Injury Awareness Week 2017

Minister for Human Services
Brain Injury Awareness Week 2017
17 August, 2017


Madam Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

  1. Monday 21 August to Sunday 27 August marks Brain Injury Awareness Week, which plays an important role in promoting the awareness and reducing the incidence of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), while also providing opportunities to celebrate the many contributions people with ABI make to our community.
  2. Acquired Brain Injury is a complex disorder that refers to any type of brain damage or neurological disruption occurring after birth. ABI is also a common but hidden disability in the community with the World Health Organisation reporting it affects more than 1.6 million Australians, or one in 12.
  3. The theme for 2017 is Brain Injury in the Military. Brain injury is referred to as the ‘signature injury’ of the wars in the Middle East.
  4. 1 in every 10 Australian Defence Force personnel who has served in the Middle East “reported the criteria for a new mild Traumatic Brain Injury” post-deployment. This is why 2017’s national Awareness Week is being devoted to advancing the recognition of brain injury in the military.
  5. Brain Injury Awareness Week also allows us to recognise the many organisations around Tasmania who do wonderful work in providing awareness, support and practical help to people living with an ABI in our community.
  6. To support Brain Injury Awareness Week, more information can be found at www.biat.org.au/biat-bia-week

Notice of Motion – Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2016

Minister for Women
Notice of Motion – Telstra Business Women’s Awards 2016
26 October, 2016


Madam Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

(1)         The 2016 Telstra Tasmanian Business Women’s Awards were held on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

(2)         The Telstra Tasmanian Business Women’s Awards is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the many Tasmanian women who are excelling in business, government and across their communities.  This is the 22nd year of the Awards, making it the longest standing national business awards program for women in Australia. Read More

Notice of Motion – World Elder Abuse Awareness 2016

Minister for Human Services
Notice of Motion – World Elder Abuse Awareness 2016
15 June 2016


 

Madam Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

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

(2)         15 June 2016 is the 11th anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2006.

(3)         World Elder Abuse Awareness Day plays an important role in promoting respect and dignity for older people. It also provides an opportunity to recognise the vital contribution older people make towards the social and economic well-being of our community.

(4)         In partnership with the Council on the Ageing and Advocacy Tasmania, we are working to raise community awareness, deliver information and training, and provide services to support and advocate for older persons.

(5)         The Tasmanian State Government supports elder abuse prevention activities, including the Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy: Protecting Older Tasmanians from Abuse and the Elder Abuse Helpline.

(6)         A number of community events will also be held around the State to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, including a public awareness walk from St David’s Park at 3pm today.

(7)         This Liberal Government believes that Elder abuse is not okay, is not acceptable and is not excusable.


Notice of Motion – THROW Nominations

Notice of Motion – THROW Nominations
Minister for Women, the Hon Jacquie Petrusma MP
24 May, 2016


Madam Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

(1)         The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to gender equality, with nominations now open for the Tasmanian Government’s 2017 Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women.

(2)         Women make up nearly 51 per cent of Tasmania’s population and make an exceptional contribution to our community.  It is therefore important that as a community, we recognise their efforts and celebrate their many achievements and untold stories. Read More

Notice of Motion – “Support a Friend” Campaign

Notice of Motion – “Support a Friend” Campaign
Minister for Women, the Hon Jacquie Petrusma MP
24 May, 2016


Madam Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

 (1)         On 15 May, a new national campaign was launched to help Australians recognise the signs of intimate partner violence and how best to support someone experiencing it.

(2)         Domestic violence campaigners, 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty and Geelong AFL premiership player Jimmy Bartel, joined forces to launch 1800RESPECT’s ‘Support a Friend’ campaign, which provides a practical list of do’s and don’ts when supporting someone experiencing family violence. Read More

Notice of Motion – Candlelight Vigil to Remember Those Who Have Died From Domestic Violence

Notice of Motion – Candlelight Vigil to Remember Those Who Have Died From Domestic Violence
Minister for Women, the Hon Jacquie Petrusma MP
04 May, 2016


Madam Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

(1)         Today, Wednesday 4 May 2016, marks the annual candlelight vigil to remember those who have died due to family violence.

(2)         By lighting a candle we say that family violence is unacceptable in our community. We also recognise the strength and courage of the survivors. Read More

Notice of Motion – eSafety Women

Notice of Motion – eSafety Women
Minister for Women, the Hon Jacquie Petrusma MP
04 May, 2015


Madam Speaker, I give notice that on tomorrow I shall move that this House notes that:

 (1)         Millions of women and girls experience online violence daily simply because of their gender. 73 per cent of women report experiencing abuse online, with women 27 times more likely to be abused online than men.

(2)         Online violence includes abusive text messages and phone calls, offensive online posts, stalking, threats, hate messages and the encouragement of self harm. Read More