HCC Derwent River Ferry forum

It was my pleasure to attend the Hobart City Council’s forum today on Derwent River ferry transportation. A wide range of viewpoints were raised at the meeting by stakeholders, which are all valuable as we consider Greater Hobart’s future transport options. The Government’s position has been consistent on Derwent River ferries.  Hobart is a river city…

Handover of new light tankers

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe from the threat of bushfires. I was very pleased today to attend the Fire and Emergency Services State Conference where two new light tankers were officially handed over to the Tasmania Fire Service. We are committed to the fire appliance replacement program which will see…

Dismissal of charges

Acting Minister for Human Services The Tasmanian Government notes the dismissal of charges relating to the incident at the Ashley Youth Detention Centre (AYDC) last year. The safety of all staff and residents at AYDC is of utmost priority and must remain at the centre of everything we do, and we welcome the resolution of…

Anglicare Report

Today’s Anglicare Report highlights a terrible inter-generational challenge facing Tasmania. Since coming to Government we have invested an additional $50 million into child protection, employed additional staff, commenced a redesign of the way the system operates, and launched a new Youth at Risk Strategy. But the reality is, this terrible problem will only ever be…