New Life For Old MAC At Moonah
Monday, 5 December 2016
The government recognises there are demonstrated cultural and economic benefits in attracting more migrants to Tasmania, and it has a plan to help foster a rich and culturally diverse community in the State. The decision to transform the old Moonah Arts Centre into a vibrant multicultural hub... Read more...
Expectant Mothers In Safe Hands
Friday, 2 December 2016
Tasmanian Health Service medical staff from around the state have met at the Royal Hobart Hospital to continue development of a cutting edge training program that will ensure expectant Tasmanian mothers will continue receiving the best care possible. The workshop that has already been rolled... Read more...
Local Human Rights Champions Recognised
Friday, 2 December 2016
Since 1991, the Tasmanian Human Rights Awards have been held during Human Rights Week to recognise those who have demonstrated excellence in the promotion and protection of human rights. Human Rights Week and the Awards are co-ordinated by ‘A Fairer World’, a community organisation that... Read more...
Breaking Down Barriers for Female MPs
Tuesday, 15 November 2016
Changes to the House of Assembly Standing Orders tabled today are an important step towards modernising the Parliament by recognising a woman’s right to resume their career at a time they choose and to enable them to fully participate in the workforce. As Tasmania’s first female Speaker,... 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.