Fostering a more inclusive Tasmania

Jacquie Petrusma –Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Fostering a more inclusive Tasmania

Thursday, 18th April 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to creating a confident and inclusive community where all Tasmanians are treated fairly, with respect and have an equal opportunity to engage in Tasmanian life.

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PREMIER’S ADDRESS

Thursday, 11 April 2019

[4.03 p.m.]

Jacquie Petrusma (Franklin – Minister for Disability Services and Community Development)

Madam Speaker, I congratulate the Premier on his 2019 Address.  As the Premier outlined, under his strong leadership, Tasmania, has captured the attention of the world with an envied reputation for our unrivalled natural environment, our premium grade products and excellence in education, science and research.  This is Tasmania’s time to shine.  With such strong growth, inevitably comes challenges.  Our Government will grasp the challenges, as we likewise do all the opportunities, as we aim for strategic growth so that more Tasmanians across every region can share in our state’s prosperity. 

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Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Jacquie Petrusma –Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Royal Commission in Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability

Friday, 5th April 2019

The Tasmanian Government welcomes today’s announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Families and Social Services, Paul Fletcher on the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.

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Barnardos Mother of the Year

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Women

Barnardos Mother of the Year

Thursday, 4th April 2019

On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, I would like to offer my warm congratulations to Barnardos 2019 Tasmanian Mother of the Year Sallee Zanardi.

Sallee is mother to 11 children, aged between four months and 23 years – a truly amazing feat.

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Christchurch Condolence and Harmony Week

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Adjournment Debate
Christchurch – Condolence
Harmony Week

[6.41 p.m.]
Mrs PETRUSMA (Franklin – Minister for Disability Services and Community Development) – Mr Deputy Speaker, like all members of this House I was shocked and horrified by the events that unfolded in New Zealand last week. I wanted tonight to place on the record my deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to those in New Zealand who have lost loved ones, families, friends, colleagues and fellow worshippers in last week’s senseless attack on people who were only peacefully participating in religious observance. I also give my support, prayers, thoughts and condolences to the Tasmanian Muslim and multicultural community as well as the wider Tasmanian community as we all come to terms with this tragedy.

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Harmony Week bringing together Tasmania

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Harmony Week bringing together Tasmania

Monday, 18 March 2019

Tasmania is a vibrant and inclusive community, and Harmony Week is a chance to celebrate the diversity that makes our state so great.

Welcoming diversity in our community is even more important now than ever before, following the tragedy in Christchurch.

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Inspirational Tasmanian women recognised on Honour Roll

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Women

Inspirational Tasmanian women recognised on Honour Roll

Friday, 15 March 2019

Tasmania is full of exceptional women from a diverse range of backgrounds, but one thing that unites them is their commitment to advancing the status of women and girls, and making a significant contribution to our state.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to empowering and promoting the dedication and hard work of women, while ensuring their achievements are never forgotten.

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Better balance equals better Tasmania

Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Women

Better balance equals better Tasmania

Friday, 8 March 2019

International Women’s Day is the global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women and this year’s theme is Balance for Better.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to creating a more equal Tasmania, and has led the way with initiatives aimed at achieving positive change for women and girls.

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Knocking down the language barriers in Tasmania

Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Knocking down the language barriers in Tasmania

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Tasmania has a thriving multicultural community, however language remains a barrier for many in accessing essential services in Tasmania.

For the first time, the Hodgman Liberal Government’s new Interpreter Training Program will support 20 scholarship recipients to undertake studies in emerging languages.

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