Question Time Behaviour
Thursday, 25 August 2016
In my role as Speaker it is imperative that I act impartially and rule in an unbiased and non-partisan manner. It is the principal role of the Speaker to make sure that Members obey the rules (Standing Orders) of the House and follow the correct procedures to ensure fair and equitable treatment of... Read more...
Young ICT Explorers competition
Saturday, 20 August 2016
The Tasmanian Government is committed to growing the ICT industry and increasing the number of people with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills is an essential part of this strategy. Today, on behalf of the Minister for Information Technology and Innovation, Michael Ferguson, I... Read more...
Launch of Tasmanian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce
Sunday, 14 August 2016
I welcome the newly formed Tasmanian Indigenous Chamber of Commerce (TICC) and Industry, which was launched at Parliament House this past week. The TICC is supported by the national body, the First Australians Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FACCI), which was launched in Sydney last year. The... Read more...
Surf Life Savers honoured
Saturday, 13 August 2016
This evening I was delighted to attend the 2016 Surf Life Saving Tasmania Annual Awards of Excellence presentation evening at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). The Awards of Excellence presentation is Surf Life Saving Tasmania’s annual presentation night and honours achievements for surf... 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.