Thanks to Brighton Council Mayor Tony Foster for showing us your exciting plans for their sports precinct in Pontville. Great to catch up and discuss the proposal with Brian Mitchell Federal MP for Lyons and Shadow Minister for Sport Senator Don Farrell.
Just visited the fantastic Old Kempton Distillery – one of 40 distilleries in Tasmania. Tasmanian whisky is gaining a global reputation for its quality and is attracting new visitors to our state. This is great for our regional economy. Old Kempton Distillery on its own employs 16 locals.
Thanks to James and the crew for their hospitality. If you’re a fan of whisky (or other spirits) and you’re traveling down the Midland Highway why not drop in and pay them a visit? And if you’re not a fan of whisky the scones and coffee are pretty good too.
Early childhood educators walked off the job today and rallied for equal pay. Workers in early childhood education, a female-dominated industry, receive around 30% less pay than male dominated industries with similar skills.
As a former early childhood educator, former union official and now a Senator I have campaigned for better pay and conditions for early childhood educators for about thirty years.
I congratulate United Voice for continuing the fight for equal pay with this campaign. A Labor Government will make sure our industrial relations system has the power to fix the pay gap and ensure women are able to participate in the workforce on equal terms with men.
While Tuberculosis (TB) infections are at low levels in Australia, around 10.4 million people are still diagnosed with the disease worldwide each year.
Tragically, 200 people die every hour from TB around the world. That’s one every 18 seconds.
These deaths are avoidable and unacceptable.
We need to invest in preventing and treating TB, and this is the time to do so.
Better research and treatment options need to become available, particularly for those with drug resistant TB which need to take up to 14,600 toxic pills over 18 months to successfully treat the disease. If you laid these pills end to end they will stretch to almost twice the height of the Sydney Harbour bridge.
It was great to meet with members of @RESULTSAU who are working to eradicate TB and poverty more generally.
I was delighted to attend a ceremony at the Clarence City Council chambers today to induct new Australian citizens.
Congratulations on your citizenship. Thank you for choosing to call Australia home and for your contribution to the rich fabric of our multicultural society.
It’s on again!
The 5th annual Walk4BrainCancer Tasmania will start at Dru Point Bicentennial Park at midday on Sunday, 4 November 2018.
Get your walking shoes on for an inspirational 2km walk along the shores of North West Bay and raise vital funds for Cure Brain Cancer.
There will be merchandise for sale, musical entertainment, a sausage sizzle and a raffle.
Register online at https://www.walk4braincancer.com.au/…/129/w4bc-tasmania-2018 and encourage your friends and family to sponsor you. Every dollar counts!
Help us to improve the survival rates of a disease which kills more Australian children than any other.
Thanks to St Aloysius Catholic College for the invitation to attend His Royal Highness Prince Edward’s visit to acknowledge the work of schools and volunteers who are delivering the The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Southern Tasmania.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award promotes youth personal development through participation in community service, physical activity, expedition and skills.
Lovely to catch up with students and teachers from St Aloysius Catholic College, Fahan School Hobart Australia, Southern Christian College, Huonville High School and other groups.
Warmest congratulations to all recipients at the Kingborough Council Awards Ceremony this morning. Special congratulations to my nominee, Freya Cox, on receiving the Young Citizen of the Year 2018 Award. She is a young woman going places.
Always a pleasure to attend the end of year/Grade 6 leavers assembly at my children’s old school – Blackmans Bay Primary.
Awards recognising an astounding array of skills and talent across the board were plentiful. Best of luck for the future to all and a safe and happy Christmas to the whole school community.
That’s the last school assembly for me for 2017!