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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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Tassal announcement welcomed
Monday, 13 November 2017
I welcome Tassal’s decision not to proceed with their application to pump treated waste into Macquarie Harbour.  I had made it clear that I was not comfortable with the previous proposal and that it was outside of community expectations.  I am very pleased Tassal has listened to my... Read more...
New EPA board members appointed
Monday, 6 November 2017
The Hodgman Liberal Government is pleased to announce the new Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board for the next three year term will comprise of Warren Jones, Tony Ferrier, Professor Colin Buxton, Belinda Hazell and Amanda Locatelli. Mr Jones was re-appointed for a second term as Chair and... Read more...
Better support for TPS staff
Thursday, 2 November 2017
The 2016-17 Department of Justice Annual Report has confirmed that the Government’s commitment to supporting our frontline staff is working. Workers compensation for Tasmania Prison staff has dropped from 23.8 average days lost in 2015-16, to just 11.3 in 2016-17. Upon coming to office, the... Read more...
Labor again refuse to stand up for victims
Thursday, 2 November 2017
Rebecca White has once again refused to stand up for victims of crime after Labor confirmed they will vote against our plan to scrap remissions. Labor’s position means they want Tasmania to be the only state or territory in Australia that still lets prisoners out of jail early under remission.... 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.