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Tasmania's Budget 2017-18: Building Tasmania's Future

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The 2016-17 Tasmanian Budget contains important initiatives and projects, particularly for Denison.  

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Read more about Elise's responsibilities as Minister for Justice, Corrections, Environment & Parks, and Arts and Liberal Member for Denison.

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A string of awards and international invitations for kanalaritja
Wednesday, 18 October 2017
A documentary about the ancient art of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing, kanalaritja: An Unbroken String, has been selected to play at film festivals around the world. Co-funded by Screen Tasmania and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), and based on the award winning TMAG exhibition of... Read more...
Wineglass Bay track upgrade complete
Sunday, 15 October 2017
One of Tasmania’s most iconic tourism experiences, the walk to Wineglass Bay from the lookout to the beach, has now been re-opened after a $500,000 upgrade initiated through the Government’s Tourism Infrastructure in Parks Fund. The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to strategic... Read more...
Footsteps Towards Freedom unveiling to recognise Tasmania's history
Saturday, 14 October 2017
It was my pleasure to attend the official unveiling of the ‘Footsteps Towards Freedom’ sculpture installation at Macquarie Wharf today along with the Premier, Will Hodgman, His Excellency, Michael Higgins, President of Ireland, and Her Excellency, The Honourable Professor Kate Warner, Governor... Read more...
Extraordinary Labor backflip on Mt Wellington Cable car
Friday, 13 October 2017
Yesterday, the Leader of the Opposition again demonstrated Labor’s unique ability to walk both sides of the street with an extraordinary backflip on the Mount Wellington Cable Car. Just 23 days ago, Labor voted in support of the cable car legislation in the Legislative Council without so... Read more...

I am privileged and proud to represent the people of Denison, which is a dynamic electorate with outstanding natural, cultural, social and economic qualities.
Denison is named after Sir William Denison who was Lieutenant Governor of Van Diemen’s Land (as Tasmania was then known) from 1847 until 1855.
The 289 square kilometre electorate is located in southern Tasmania and has a diverse mix of metropolitan and rural areas - nestled between picturesque Mount Wellington and the western shore of the River Derwent.
Denison includes the Local Government areas of the City of Hobart, the City of Glenorchy and part of the Municipality of Kingborough.
Stretching from Austins Ferry down to Bonnet Hill and Longley in the south, Denison extends west out to Collinsvale.
Suburbs include Claremont, Chigwell, Collinsvale, Berriedale, Rosetta, Montrose, Goodwood, Moonah, Derwent Park, Lutana, New Town, Lenah Valley, Mount Stuart, North Hobart, West Hobart, Battery Point, Dynnyrne, Mount Nelson, Sandy Bay, Taroona, Tolmans Hill, Ridgeway, South Hobart, Fern Tree and Neika.
Denison’s major employment sectors include government and public administration, health care, construction and trades, manufacturing and retail, as well as tourism and hospitality, with the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) at Berriedale, the Cadbury chocolate factory at Claremont and Salamanca Market in Salamanca Place near Hobart’s waterfront.
Education, training and science are also vital sectors for Denison, with the University of Tasmania’s main campus at Sandy Bay, the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) on Hobart’s waterfront, and the Medical Precinct and Menzies Institute for Medical Research in the city’s CBD.
The electorate boasts all the benefits of living in a city, is easily accessible, offers an idyllic lifestyle and has a strong sense of community. Denison’s people are its best quality.