Tasmanian Government committed to early diagnosis of autism

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Tasmanian Government committed to early diagnosis of autism

Wednesday, 5th June 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to improving the lives of Tasmanians with autism, the second largest primary disability in Tasmania.

In 2018, the Government provided an additional $450,000 of support on top of existing funding for the early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ongoing funding for the Autism Co-operative Research Centre.

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Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Wednesday, 5th June 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to ensuring all Tasmanian Aboriginal people benefit from a growing economy.

Today we are releasing the finalised Tasmanian State Service Aboriginal Employment Strategy to 2022 that demonstrates how we are working to close the gap in employment inequality experienced by Aboriginal people.

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Consolidated Fund Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Consolidated Fund Appropriation Bill (No. 1) 2019

Second Reading

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

[2.58 p.m.]

Mrs PETRUSMA (Franklin – Minister for Disability Services and Community Development) – Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure and honour to rise to speak today in response to the Hodgman Liberal Government’s second budget of our second term, and the sixth budget we have delivered overall.

Before I discuss in detail the initiatives we’re committing to in this budget – both in my electorate of Franklin and in my portfolio’s – I would like to take a moment to recognise and acknowledge the Treasurer for having delivered yet another budget, that maintains the momentum and invests for growth.  This Budget is the next step in this Government’s long-term plan to grow the economy, create jobs, continue to invest in essential services and to protect our way of life.

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2019-20 Budget: A boost for Tasmanians who help Tasmanians

tasmanian budget 2019-20

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

2019-20 Budget: A boost for Tasmanians who help Tasmanians

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to developing and supporting opportunities for all Tasmanians to participate in community life.

For the first time, the 2019-20 State Budget provides a funding indexation boost for community development peak bodies, so they can continue to provide important services for Tasmanians.

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2019-20 Budget: Growing sport in schools

Jacquie Petrusma MP Minister for Sport and Recreation

Jeremy Rockliff Minister for Education

2019-20 Budget: Growing sport in schools

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Participation in sport from an early age is integral to establishing lifelong healthy habits and has a range of individual and social benefits including improving physical and mental health, fostering social skills, and developing teamwork and leadership skills.

Today’s 2019-20 State Budget will allow the Department of Education to employ three Regional Sports Coordinators in each of Tasmania’s regions to help students participate in sport.

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2019-20 Budget: Investing in a healthy Tasmania

Minister for Sport and Recreation

2019-20 Budget: Investing in a healthy Tasmania

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to being the healthiest state in Australia by 2025 which is why we are investing in key areas in the 2019-2020 State Budget to help see that vision become a reality.

Playing sport is key to establishing lifelong healthy habits and has a range of benefits, ranging from improving physical and mental health, to fostering social skills and developing teamwork and leadership skills.

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2019-20 Budget: Billion dollar investment into disability services

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

2019-20 Budget: Billion dollar investment into disability services

Thursday, 23 May 2019

2019-20 Budget: Billion dollar investment into disability services
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is one of the biggest and most important reforms that Australia has ever seen, and the Hodgman Liberal Government is continuing to build on this transformation by investing even more to increase service and supports for people with disability.

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Walk to School Day, Active Kids and Healthy Kids

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Jacquie Petrusma , Minister for Sport and Recreation

Walk to School Day, Active Kids and Healthy Kids

Friday, 17 May 2019

Children across Australia have put their feet first for a healthier future and participated in support of Walk Safely to School Day to encourage the health benefits of walking regularly.

Today Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff, and Member for Franklin Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation, joined students from Montagu Bay Primary School for the event.

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A boost for female sport in northern Tasmania

Minister for Sport and Recreation

A boost for female sport in northern Tasmania

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Playing sport is key to establishing lifelong healthy habits, and has a range of individual and social benefits, including improving physical and mental health, fostering social skills, and developing teamwork and leadership skills.

Through our Levelling the Playing Field program, the Hodgman Liberal Government is investing $225,000 towards the $360,000 of upgrades at the George Town Sports Complex to enable more women and girls to participate in sport.

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