Gender Equality

Minister for Women
Gender Equality
24 May, 2018


Question Time

Mr SHELTON question to MINISTER for WOMEN, Mrs PETRUSMA

[10.34 a.m.]

The Hodgman Government has a vision for a more inclusive Tasmania that empowers women and girls. While action taken over the last fours years has moved Tasmania closer to this objective, gender inequality still occurs. What can we, as a Government, do to help address this issue?

ANSWER Madam Speaker, I thank the member for his question. Since 2014, the Hodgman Liberal Government has been committed to making Tasmania a state where all people have equal opportunity to participate in Tasmania’s social, political, economic and cultural life. A person’s gender should not be a barrier to opportunity or participation. Read More

Volunteer Week 2018

Volunteer Week 2018

Notice of Motion – Parliament of Tasmania

May 2018


Hon Jacquie Petrusma [Member for Franklin] to move – That the House notes:-

  • Notes that Monday 21st May marks the start of National Volunteer Week with the theme this year Give a little. Change a lot;

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Kangaroos AFLW 2018

Kangaroos AFLW 2018

Notice of Motion – Parliament of Tasmania

May 2018


Hon Jacquie Petrusma [Minister for Sport and Recreation] to move – That the House notes:-

  • Acknowledges that in the 2019 AFLW season, Geelong and North Melbourne/Tasmania will both join the competition along with the 8 original teams;

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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

CONDOLENCE MOTION – Dr Vanessa Goodwin

Minister for Sport and Recreation
CONDOLENCE MOTION – Dr Vanessa Goodwin
Wednesday 2 May, 2018


Mrs PETRUSMA (Franklin – Minister for Sport and Recreation) – Madam Speaker, I know I speak for all of us here in the House of our great sadness and heavy heart when we all found out about the loss of our beautiful, gorgeous, passionate, kind, generous and loyal colleague and dear friend, Dr Vanessa Goodwin.

Vanessa gave so much of her life to advocating for and helping others, from those in the prisons, her constituents, her great love of animals especially her dogs, horses and cats, her love of her parents Edyth and Grant, and her other great passions, the arts and sport. Read More

CONDOLDENCE MOTION – Anthony John (Tony) Benneworth OAM

Minister For Sport and Recreation
CONDOLDENCE MOTION – Anthony John (Tony) Benneworth OAM
Wednesday 2 May, 2018


Mrs PETRUSMA (Franklin – Minister for Sport and Recreation) – Madam Speaker, I rise to express my own sense of sadness on the loss of Tony Benneworth OAM.

Tony will always be remembered for being a passionate, committed and great advocate for northern Tasmania, in particular for his electorate of Bass which he represented in our state parliament from 1992 to 1998. Read More

Special Olympics 2018

Special Olympics 2018

Notice of Motion – Parliament of Tasmania

July 2018


Hon Jacquie Petrusma [Minister for Sport and Recreation] to move – That the House notes:-

  • Note that the Special Olympics were recently held in Adelaide from 17th April to 22nd April 2018;

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Commonwealth Games 2018

Commonwealth Games 2018

Notice of Motion – Parliament of Tasmania

May 2018


Hon Jacquie Petrusma [Minister for Sport and Recreation] to move – That the House notes:-

  • Congratulates all of Tasmania’s athletes and officials who recently represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast;

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