Category: Statements

Tourism Voucher Registration Opens Thursday

Media release – Peter Gutwein, Premier, 4 August 2021 Tourism voucher registration opens tomorrow Registrations for the new $7.5 million tourism voucher scheme open tomorrow, enticing Tasmanians to holiday at home, book into local accommodation, and take part in local experiences right across our state. Tasmanians will be able to register their interest for a […]

Covid Vaccination Rollout…

Media release – Senator Anne Urquhart & Chris Lynch Labor Candidate For Braddon – 3 August 2021 North West Tas Vaccination Statistics Lagging Statistics released by the Morrison government show that COVID vaccination rates in west and north-west Tasmania are seriously lagging behind Hobart and Launceston with just 21.8 per cent of people aged over […]

Coad: A-Day Award Should Have Been Withdrawn by HV Council

Media release – Peter Coad, 2 August 2021 Australia Day Award issue An Australia Day Award in 2015 to a person since convicted of rape should have been formally withdrawn by the Huon Valley Council at the time of the man’s conviction in 2019, said former mayor Peter Coad. Mr Coad was commenting on a […]

EPA Approves Paste Backfill Plant at Renison Bell

Media release – Environment Protection Authority (EPA), 2 August 2021 EPA considers proposal for a Paste Backfill Plant at Renison Bell The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded its assessment of a proposal by Bluestone Mines Tasmania Joint Venture Pty Ltd at the Renison Bell mine site. The proposed paste backfill plant will redirect tailings […]

Nurses Urged to Answer Vaccination Call

Media release – Dale Webster, Commander, Tasmanian COVID-19 Vaccine Operations, 2 August 2021 Nurses urged to answer the call As Tasmania’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout accelerates, the Department of Health is looking to add to its vaccination team. Enrolled nurses have now been approved to join the ranks of registered nurses, paramedics, pharmacists, and doctors on […]

Mansell Calls for Removal of Arthur Pieman Management Group

Media release – Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania, 2 August 2021 MANSELL REJECTS BIAS IN VERY PROFESSIONAL GOVERNMENT HERITAGE REPORT FOR ARTHUR-PIEMAN CALLS ON 4WDS TO MOVE ON Land Council Chairman Michael Mansell has rejected claims that the Tasmanian government’s cultural heritage assessment was biased in any way. “It is a very professional report, done […]

Green Point Newest Landcare Group

Media release – Brighton Council, Sunday August 1, 2021 Green Point Landcare’s first event a National Tree Day Planting Brighton Municipality’s new Landcare group will conduct its first event tomorrow — a community tree planting on the Derwent River foreshore at Bridgewater — to mark National Tree Day. The Green Point Landcare Group has been […]

Health Dashboard Update

Media release – Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Health, 30 July 2021 Health Dashboard update The Health Dashboard update, released today, shows despite delivering more funding, more staffing and more health services than any previous government, demand is continuing to increase. The latest data for June shows some encouraging improvements to the elective surgery waitlist, reducing […]

BBF Calls for MMG to Release Paste Fill Analysis

Media release – Bob Brown Foundation, 30 July 2021 Foundation Wins Public Access to takayna rainforest and rebuffs MMG claims The Bob Brown Foundation has gained back public access into takayna’s threatened rainforests. Forestry Tasmania has advised that access is now available on Helilog Road.  After two months of public road closure, the foundation will […]

‘LGBTIQA+ Locked in Data Collection Closet’

Media release – Just.Equal, 30 July 2021 ADVOCATES SEEK SUPPORT FOR CENSUS DECLARATION CENSUS CONDEMNED FOR MAKING LGBTIQA+ PEOPLE INVISIBLE “The government wants to lock LGBTIQA+ people in a data collection closet, but we refuse to be made invisible and have launched this declaration to demonstrate our commitment to being treated equally.” – Dr Charlie […]

Scott Tilyard Chairs Road Safety Advisory Council

Media release – Road Safety Advisory Council, 26 July 2021  Strong Governance for Road Safety Advisory Council Former Deputy Police Commissioner Scott Tilyard has commenced as the new Chair of the Tasmanian Road Safety Advisory Council, bringing a renewed focus on road safety initiatives, improving driver behaviour and tangible actions. Well known and highly regarded […]

Events in Homelessness Week

Next week will be Homelessness Week 2021 (2-8 August), and many organisations around the state have been busy planning and organising a range of events right across the state to raise awareness of people experiencing homelessness, the issues they face and the actions needed to achieve enduring solutions. Homelessness affects people of all ages and across all regions. […]

MAIB Pricing Final Report

Media release – Tasmanian Economic Regulator, 29 July 2021 MOTOR ACCIDENTS INSURANCE BOARD (MAIB) PRICING POLICIES INVESTIGATION FINAL REPORT The Tasmanian Economic Regulator has completed its investigation and made final recommendations on the maximum premiums the MAIB can charge for motor accident personal injury insurance for the four years beginning on 1 December 2021. The […]

Bob Brown Puts ‘Best takayna Option’ to Premier

Media release – Bob Brown Foundation, 28 July 2021 Bob Brown Foundation puts ‘best option’ to Premier today At a meeting with Premier Peter Gutwein this afternoon, the Bob Brown Foundation explained why returning mine waste underground is the best option for MMG and its Rosebery mine. In an open letter to the Premier, BBF […]

Terms of Reference Finalised for Parliamentary Practices & Procedures Review

Media release – Peter Gutwein, Premier, 28 July 2021 Terms of Reference finalised for independent review into Parliamentary practices and procedures The Terms of Reference for the independent review of relevant policies and practices associated with Parliament, Ministerial and Parliamentary services staff, and electorate offices have now been finalised. Premier Peter Gutwein said the review […]