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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...
Building boom as more Tasmanians realise home dream
Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Hundreds of Tasmanians are realising the dream of building their first home with the support of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s extension of the First Home Builders Boost, creating a $60 million building boom. “The latest data from Treasury shows that in the three months to June this year 336... Read more...
Rotary’s Parliament parking raises $500,000 for charity
Saturday, 11 July 2015
Today I had the pleasure of accepting on behalf of the Tasmanian Parliament a plaque to commemorate the Rotary Club of Sullivans Cove raising more than half a million dollars through the use of the Parliament’s car park on Saturdays. The wonderful fundraising efforts first began in 1991 when... Read more...
World War One Veterans Honoured with Headstones
Thursday, 2 July 2015
This morning I had the privilege of representing the Tasmanian Government at the official unveiling of 13 headstones for World War One veterans buried in unmarked plots at Cornelian Bay Cemetery in Hobart. The installation of the headstones has been coordinated by the Tasmanian Headstone Project,... Read more...
Dry July a Small Sacrifice for a Worthy Cause
Monday, 22 June 2015
The national charity event, Dry July, has been launched in Tasmania for 2015. I am honoured to have been asked once again to be a Dry July Ambassador and to help raise vital funds for Cancer Council Tasmania by going alcohol-free for the coming month. All money raised in Tasmania will stay in the... 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.