Vale Bruce Goodluck AM
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Few understood the value of old fashioned grassroots politics as well as former Liberal MP, Bruce Goodluck AM. Bruce was a champion for the people of Franklin. Alongside his Denison colleague and friend the late Michael Hodgman AM QC, the pair were tireless and vocal advocates for Tasmanians in... Read more...
Launch of Australian Fujian Association Tasmania Branch
Friday, 7 October 2016
2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the Tasmania-Fujian sister-state relationship. The Tasmanian Government recognises that the State’s strong relationship with Fujian owes much to the tireless efforts of many businesses and people over the 35 years including former Premier’s Doug Lowe and Jim... Read more...
Vale Max Walker AM
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
On behalf of the Tasmanian Government and Tasmanians I wish to extend my condolences to the family of Max Walker AM and to all who knew and loved him. Max was born in Hobart and maintained close links to the State during his adult life, including extensive business interests and regular charity... Read more...
Time to celebrate Tasmania's Olympians
Friday, 2 September 2016
Tasmanians can welcome home the country’s inspiring Olympic athletes and officials at a free public event this Saturday, 3 September, at Parliament House lawns in Hobart. Gold medallists Catherine Skinner, Chloe Esposito, Kim Brennan, and Cate and Bronte Campbell will be among a number of... 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.