2019-20 Budget: Investing in a healthy Tasmania

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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Supporting Tasmania’s sport and recreation groups

Jacquie Petrusma,Minister for Sport and Recreation

Supporting Tasmania’s sport and recreation groups

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to supporting sport and recreation organisations across Tasmania, to grow participation and to help create a healthier population.

Twenty-nine organisations have been successful in receiving funds through the second round of the Sport and Recreation Minor Grants Program to assist clubs in providing equipment and to undertake facility upgrades.

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Improving Bruny Island amenities

Liberal Member for Franklin

Improving Bruny Island amenities

Sunday, 12 May 2019

The popular and historically significant Cape Bruny Lighthouse Visitor Site on South Bruny Island will be greatly improved with a new four cubicle wheelchair accessible toilet facility.

The works are the first scheduled in a series of site improvements planned for the Cape Bruny Lighthouse site which will be undertaken over the next few years.

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A boost for our Men’s Sheds

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

A boost for our Men’s Sheds

Saturday, 11 May 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of our community organisations and the important work they do right across Tasmania.

Men’s Sheds play an integral part in promoting a sense of community, while providing a safe, supportive environment where men can form friendships, learn and share skills, and receive support and advice on their health and wellbeing.

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Condolence Adjournment Speech – Attacks in Sri Lanka and California

ADJOURNMENT

2 May 2019

Attacks in Sri Lanka and California

[6.07 p.m.]

Mrs Petrusma (Franklin – Minister for Disability Services and Community Development) – Madam Speaker, like all members of this House, I was shocked and horrified by the events that unfolded in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and in an American Synagogue last week.  I place on record my deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to those in Sri Lanka and in California who have lost loved ones, family, friends, colleagues and fellow worshippers in these senseless attacks on worshippers who were in church on one of Christianity’s holiest of days, in a synagogue, peacefully participating in religious observance or simply tourists in a hotel going about their daily lives.

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Call for organisations to help grow female sport in Tasmania

Minister for Sport and Recreation

Call for organisations to help grow female sport in Tasmania

Thursday, 2 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.

Our $10 million Levelling the Playing Field commitment for women’s and girls’ sport facilities is by far the largest investment per capita by any state or territory government, and it shows the Hodgman Liberal Government’s proud commitment to women’s sport.

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A helping hand for Tassie’s dogs

Liberal Member for Franklin

A helping hand for Tassie’s dogs

Tuesday, 30th April 2019

The Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania plays a vitally integral part in caring for abandoned dogs.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of the Dogs’ Homes of Tasmania, and has provided much-needed support of $150,000 to undertake critical works programs at the organisation’s Risdon Vale home.

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