Delivering more school nurses for Tasmanian students

first_imgDelivering more school nurses for Tasmanian students Sarah Courtney,Minister for EducationThe Tasmanian Liberal Government recognises that education is the single most powerful driver for improving economic and social outcomes in Tasmania including health, life expectancy, happiness and productivity.During the election we committed $5.36 million to deliver more school nurses, and in line with our commitment in our first 100 Day Plan, advertising for an additional 11.4 FTE school health nurses will kick off tomorrow.These nurses have proven a huge success since they were introduced in 2015, by supporting student wellbeing and assisting with a range of issues including healthy eating, sleep, stress, anxiety and mental health issues.As the new Minister for Education, I am committed to continuing the significant investments already made in our students and to accelerating our efforts to improve education outcomes across the State.Today during my first school visit since becoming the Minister for Education, I spoke with students from Exeter High School and heard first-hand about the positive impact recent upgrades have made to their learning.Exeter High School is one of many that will further benefit from the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s $100 million school renewal program, which was also announced during the election campaign.The Government is hitting the ground running and delivering these important initiatives, and I look forward to meeting with more students and staff over the coming weeks as we work hard to secure their future. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, campaign, education, election, election campaign, Exeter, Government, happiness, life expectancy, mental health, Minister, outcomes, running, students, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, wellbeinglast_img read more

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Clarendon Community Gets New Bridge

first_imgClarendon Community Gets New BridgeJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay Advertisements RelatedJUTC And Stakeholders To Curb Indiscipline At Transport Centre RelatedJamaica Deposits Maritime Instruments at IMO Clarendon Community Gets New Bridge TransportDecember 2, 2013Written by: Garfield L. Angus FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail center_img RelatedJUTC To Save Up To $150 Million Per Year By Removing Free Transfer System Residents of Southwood in Clarendon, now have easier access to their communities, and to the wider Frankfield area, with the opening of a $24 million bridge.Speaking at the opening ceremony for the structure, Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan, said the bridge will enable the residents to travel in a manner befitting a modern community.He noted that cooperation between the contractors and citizens had enabled the speedy completion of the project.“This project was done on time, and within budget. It shows that when you have little money you can do things that can touch many lives,” he said while informing the residents that the bridge will be meshed to make it safer for children.The Minister stressed that the situation where the residents had to cross a river to get into the community was not safe, and was particularly inconvenient during the rainy season.“Today we do not have to do that anymore, we can walk on the bridge…we can do things when we put hands and hearts together,” he said. Photo: Garfield Angus Minister of State in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Housing, Hon. Richard Azan (5th left), who is also Member of Parliament for North West Clarendon, cuts the ribbon to officially open the Southwood Bridge, in the Parish on November 29. Others (from left) are: Councillor for the Thompson Town Division, Kevin Shirley; Chief Executive Officer of the National Works Agency (NWA), E.G. Hunter; Councillor for the Frankfield Division, Orville Hackett; and community leader, Karen Carty. The bridge was constructed at a cost of $24 million. Story HighlightsResidents of Southwood in Clarendon, now have easier access to their communities, and to the wider Frankfield area.The bridge will enable the residents to travel in a manner befitting a modern community.Cooperation between the contractors and citizens had enabled the speedy completion of the project.last_img read more

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15 July General Affairs Council

first_imgFOREIGN ministers appointed a new EU administrator for the Bosnian city of Mostar. Sir Martin Garrod will replace Ricard Pérez Casado on 22 July to continue the Union’s efforts to broker peaceful cooperation between the city’s Muslim and Croat populations. Member states had agreed to extend the EU administration of the city from June until the end of the year so that efforts to repatriate refugees and rebuild the region’s economy could continue. Casado, who took the job two months ago, said he would no longer be available to serve. Last month, Casado organised elections in Mostar which were part of the plan to unify the city, but the results provoked fears instead that divisions in Bosnia would be cemented forever.THE Union will hit back if Washington bars European businessmen from entering the US and sues EU firms for dealing in Cuba. Foreign ministers agreed on a series of possible retaliatory measures, including compiling a ‘watch list’ of US companies that take legal action against Union firms; legislation in European courts to counter-sue those US firms; restricting entry visas for Americans coming into Europe; and taking the US to a dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organisation.MINISTERS made progress in negotiations with Switzerland designed to allow EU citizens and goods to move freely in the country. Talks have been dragging on since 1994 in seven sectors, including rights for EU citizens to work in Switzerland, air and land transport, research cooperation, access for farm goods and public procurement. Both sides hope for a deal by the end of this year. THE long-running feud over regional development funding for North Africa and the Middle East was unblocked when Greece agreed to lift its veto of the MEDA aid package for a dozen Mediterranean nations. The EU wants to link the 12 to the Union by creating a zone of free trade and investment. Athens had blocked the 3.4-billion-ecu regional funding package because it included money for Turkey. Greece fears Turkey’s territorial ambitions on its islands in the Aegean, and has demanded EU solidarity. The lifting of the veto was a real breakthrough, but Greek Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos warned that Athens would be watching Ankara’s every move and would reserve the right to bar Turkey from regional plans.MINISTERS criticised Burma’s government for suppressing democracy movements there, but did not agree to Danish demands for sanctions against Rangoon. The Danish honorary consul in Rangoon, James Leander Nichols, died on 22 June. Arrested in April, he was sentenced to three years in prison for allegedly supporting democracy activists. EU governments said they did not want to impose sanctions on Burma without UN backing.last_img read more

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