Code Club registers the 1000th Tasmanian student

The rollout of Code Club across primary schools in Tasmania, supported by the Hodgman Liberal Government, is giving our students the chance to gain real skills for real jobs in our ICT sector. Today I congratulated Code Club Australia on the registration of the 1000th Tasmanian student.
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$25.57 million Family Violence Action Plan

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committing $25.57 million to implement Tasmania’s first Family Violence Action Plan. Premier Will Hodgman has personally led the response of Government and today asked Tasmanians to join him and lead a stand against family violence.

Family violence is an utterly unacceptable social ill that has no place in our communities. The Safe Homes, Safe Families: Tasmania’s Family Violence Action Plan 2015-2020 launched today, paves the way to a Tasmania where families are safe. Read more »

Organ donors save lives

Tomorrow marks the beginning of DonateLife Week, a time to promote the life-saving importance of organ and tissue donation.

Tasmanians are ahead of the nation in the number of organ donors and we want to continue to have more Tasmanians to sign up to the donor register so we can help save lives.

Today I met with Andrew Grubert, a Launceston man whose health is deteriorating as he waits for a liver transplant.

Andrew’s situation is a timely reminder of the need to continue to encourage more people to join the organ and tissue donor register.

Together with his employer, Boags Brewery, Andrew is raising awareness within his workplace and the community during DonateLife Week, to promote the importance of people registering as an organ and tissue donor, and most importantly discussing their donation decisions with family members and loved ones.

Boags, as Andrew’s employer, have shown tremendous support during this difficult time, helping him to keep working while he manages his condition.

At any one time around 1600 Australians like Andrew are on transplant waiting lists.

I encourage all Tasmanians to discuss registering as an organ and tissue donor with their loved ones, during DonateLife Week

DonateLife Week will be officially launched tomorrow by Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania, at an official event at Government House.

For more information and to join the online conversation during DonateLife Week visit: www.donatelife.gov.au