Investing in a healthier Tasmania

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Investing in a healthier Tasmania

Monday, 1 July 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to ensuring more Tasmanians can play sport and take part in active recreation activities to support our target of having the healthiest population in the nation by 2025.

The Government is maintaining the momentum, while investing for growth in our communities by encouraging more people to participate in sport and recreation by providing grants from $15,000 to $80,000.

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Improving the model for returning land to Aboriginal communities

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Improving the model for returning land to Aboriginal communities

Friday, 28 June 2019

Today’s release of the Consultation and Stakeholder Feedback Report: Improving the model for returning land to Aboriginal communities, is another step forward on the road to reconciliation with Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

We want to see more land returned to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and reviewing the model for returning land is the first step in this process and a crucial part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s Reset Agenda.

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Recognising Tassie’s sporting heroes

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Recognising Tassie’s sporting heroes

Friday, 28 June 2019

Nominations for the next round of inductees into the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame are now open.

Tasmania is an island known for its sporting prowess, and the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame features a long list of sportspeople who have reached the highest levels of Australian and world sport.

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Supporting a multicultural island

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Supporting a multicultural island

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Tasmania has a rich culturally diverse community, with people from 177 different countries, speaking 159 different languages calling our island state home.

To support this growing population, the Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to a fully inclusive, harmonious and respectful multicultural island, which values and respects the diversity, and recognises the strengths that people of all cultures, languages and faiths from every corner of the world bring to Tasmania.

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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

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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

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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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