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Free speech fears as anti-protest laws re-enter Tasmanian Parliament

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 21st March 2019 -  Sector leaders fear the rewriting of tough Tasmanian anti-protest laws could still threaten free speech and public protests, as the bill is tabled in a newly resumed state parliament

NDIS Commences Final Roll Out in Three States

Luke Michael, Thursday, 10th January 2019 -  The National Disability Insurance Scheme is now available across all of Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania, with the final roll out in these states commencing. The NDIS roll out into

Tasmania Secures Long-Term Funding Certainty For NDIS

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 11th December 2018 -  Tasmania has secured long-term funding certainty for the National Disability Insurance Scheme after signing a five-year deal with the federal government. Social Services Minister

Tasmanians on NDIS Get Subsidy ‘Safety Net’

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 17th November 2016 -  Tasmanians on the National Disability Insurance Scheme have been given a “welcome reprieve” with access to a temporary taxi subsidy following complaints from advocates that people

Tasmanian Jobs to Surge with NDIS Rollout

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 19th July 2016 -  In Tasmania the National Disability Insurance Scheme will deliver up to 1,750 new full-time jobs in the next three years and $260 million in new economic activity, according to the…

Justice Ignored is Justice Denied for Tasmanians with Disabilities

Chris Hornsey, Thursday, 17th March 2016 -  Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner Robin Banks is laying down the law to improve access to the state’s justice system for people with a disability, with the development

Tasmania Signs on to NDIS

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 3rd December 2015 -  Tasmania has become the fourth Australian state to sign onto the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The announcement, which coincided with International…

Tassy Enviro Groups Grilled on Tax-Status

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 21st July 2015 -  Philanthropist and former Greens leader Bob Brown has been grilled about the work of his Foundation by a Parliamentary inquiry into the tax-free status of environmental groups.…

Tasmania’s Volunteer Peak Fights for Funding Survival

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 23rd April 2015 -  An Queensland organisation has been funded by the Department of Social Services to deliver volunteer services to Tasmania instead of the long-standing local peak body, the Senate…

Collective Impact’s $1m Search Finds Burnie

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 19th March 2015 -  Burnie, a small port city on the north west coast of Tasmania has been selected to receive up to $1 million of support from a pioneering group of funders who are backing a new approach…

Plan for Tassie as Asylum Seeker Processing Centre

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 11th November 2014 -  A plan developed by Tasmanian community leaders and human rights activists would see the island-state become Australia's asylum seeker processing centre. The Tasmania Opportunity…

Tassy Foundation To Fund Literature and Research

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 30th September 2014 -  A new Foundation has been launched to honor the memory of a noted Tasmanian, Dr Erica Bell along with $20,000 in awards for literature and medical research. The husband of the late Dr…
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