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Read more about Elise's responsibilities as Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Corrections, Environment, and the Arts and Liberal Member for Denison.

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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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Parliament 101 for Ms O’Byrne
Thursday, 21 June 2018
Michelle O’Byrne has demonstrated that she is not only incapable of understanding legal proceedings, she is also not above playing politics with a serious issue. During Question Time this morning Ms O’Byrne asked a very vague question about a Victorian case before the High Court. In any one... Read more...
Response to Royal Commission’s recommendations
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
Today I tabled Tasmania’s initial response to the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. The Royal Commission’s Final Report contained a total of 409 recommendations contained in 17 volumes covering a broad range of areas, including previous... Read more...
Recycling commitment welcome
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
 The Hodgman Liberal Government congratulates Tassal on its commitment to recycle 100 per cent of its major plastic waste. We also welcome the expansion of Envorinex, which is expanding its business to include the recycling of soft plastics in addition to rigid plastics produced by industry... Read more...
Justices of the Peace Bill 2018 Tabled
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Today, I tabled the Justices of the Peace Bill 2018. The Bill aims to contemporise the framework for Tasmanian Justices of the Peace, who do excellent, invaluable work in our communities.  The Bill addresses the current limitations of the Justices Act 1959, with a new and more... 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.