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
Minister for Children
Mandatory Sentencing for Child Sex Offences
Wednesday 3 May 2017
Mr BROOKS question to MINISTER for HUMAN SERVICES, Mrs PETRUSMA [10.50 a.m.]
Can the minister please update the House on the Government’s progress in fulfilling the Hodgman Liberal Government’s election commitment to legislate for minimum mandatory sentences for those convicted of serious sexual offences against children?
ANSWER Madam Speaker, I thank the member for Braddon for his question and ongoing interest in this important area of law reform. Sexual offences against children are particular heinous and must be condemned in the strongest terms. It is imperative that sentences imposed by the courts in relation to this type of offence are proportionate with the gravity of the crime committed and reflect the strong condemnation felt by the Tasmanian community. Read More