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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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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Tasmanian women share inspiring career stories

Minister for Women

Tasmanian Women share inspiring career stories

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to reducing barriers for women and girls’ economic participation, and building the capability for all Tasmanians to achieve financial independence.

To encourage more women to seek careers in traditionally male-dominated roles within Tasmania’s public service, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment has launched a campaign to encourage young women to join the Agency.

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Donate big for Tassie’s dogs

Liberal Member for Franklin

Donate big for Tassie’s dogs

Saturday, 23rd February 2019


The Dogs’ Home of Tasmania plays an integral part in caring for abandoned dogs across the State.

The annual Button Day has been the Dogs’ Home’s longest running fundraiser for the past 40 years, and is run across the state in Smithton, Burnie, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart. Read More

Massive boost for women’s and girls’ sport in Tasmania

Minister for Sport and Recreation & Minister for Women

Massive Boost for women’s and girls’ sport in Tasmania

Wednesday, 20 February 2019


 

Providing greater opportunities for women and girls is a key priority for the Hodgman Liberal Government which is why we want to grow female participation in Tasmanian sport.

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

Supporting Tassie women and girls

Minister for Women

Supporting Tassie women and girls

Wednesday, 20 February 2019


Supporting and empowering Tasmanian women and girls is a key priority for the Hodgman Liberal Government in creating a more inclusive state.

International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women, and I’m honoured to announce the recipients of the International Women’s Day Small Grants Program.

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