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The 2014-15 Budget delivers what we said it would before the election; it keeps our promises, delivers our Plan and it lays the foundations for the future.More...
Youth Parliament Bills Presented
Friday, 17 April 2015
Today I accepted on behalf of the State Government and Parliament the Youth Bills that were passed by students taking part in the 28th Tasmanian Youth Parliament in Hobart this week. At the official closing ceremony I also presented around 50 youth parliamentarians in Years 10 – 12 (from close to... Read more...
Tasmanian Youth Rule Parliament
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
Today I had the pleasure of officially opening the 28th annual Tasmanian Youth Parliament at Parliament House in Hobart which I believe is the first time the ‘real’ Speaker of the House of Assembly has presided. More than 50 students in Years 10 – 12 from close to 20 schools and colleges... Read more...
Claremont War Memorial Unveiling
Saturday, 11 April 2015
Today’s official dedication and unveiling of a war memorial at Claremont marks an important chapter in Tasmania’s military history. The remembrance monument at the Windermere Community Foreshore Park is an initiative of the Claremont Returned and Services League sub-branch and has been... Read more...
Young Achievers Awards 2015
Saturday, 11 April 2015
The winners of the Southern Cross Young Achiever Awards have been announced at a gala presentation dinner attended by 300 guests at Wrest Point Casino this evening. The awards provide a platform to recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding young Tasmanians up to 28 years of age,... 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.