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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...
State Funeral for the Right Hon Malcolm Fraser AC CH
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Tomorrow I will be attending the State Funeral for the Right Honourable (John) Malcolm Fraser AC CH GCL, the former Prime Minister of Australia, on behalf of the Premier and the Tasmanian Parliament. The funeral will be held at Scots’ Church in Melbourne at 11.30am. The flag at Parliament House... Read more...
Unity Campaign for Cultural Diversity
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Today I was pleased to launch the Multicultural Council of Tasmania's Unity campaign on Parliament House lawns at Hobart's Harmony Day celebrations. The campaign encourages Tasmanians to become a Unity 'friend' of the peak body representing the interests of migrants and multicultural communities in... Read more...
South Hobart Community Hub Progresses
Thursday, 12 March 2015
The Tasmanian Government is pleased to play a significant role in the transformation of the old South Hobart Primary School site into an innovative Community Hub. The Tasmanian Government is providing a grant towards the project and stamp duty relief, amounting to approximately $656,000 in total.... Read more...
Chinese New Year Festival on Parliament Lawns
Saturday, 21 February 2015
Tomorrow Parliament House lawns will host Hobart's Chinese Lunar New Year Festival for 2015 for the very first time. As Speaker of the House of Assembly, I am pleased to see our community making the most of Parliament's facilities. The change of location from the old North Hobart site to our lawns... 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.