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Upgrades complete to Prospect Vale Park Training Grounds

A major community sporting ground in northern Tasmania has undergone an extensive surface upgrade to ensure it caters to local sporting clubs into the future. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, said the upgrades to the Prospect Vale Park training grounds would benefit the multitude of sporting clubs which use the grounds. “Local sporting clubs including touch football, Aussie rules and soccer use the grounds for training and competitive matches, [...]

By |March 29th, 2021|

OPINION PIECE: Liberal Party must join in this fight

There are almost 13 million women and girls living in this country. They need Liberal women to represent them. Such is the polarisation in our democracy that many on the left likely disagree with this statement. The left-wing activists, trolls and keyboard warriors who have successfully hounded Nicolle Flint out of politics obviously don’t want women to have a voice if they’re conservative. Likewise, my experience of being reported to [...]

By |March 24th, 2021|

Contract awarded for Sorell Southern Bypass

A contract has been awarded for a bypass linking the Tasman and Arthur Highways, which will create a more direct route for through traffic and relieve pressure on the Sorell town centre. Tasmanian company Hazell Bros has been awarded the $12 million contract for the Sorell Southern Bypass and will start construction after the Easter break. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said [...]

By |March 19th, 2021|

OPINION PIECE: Kept in the dark over children’s gender dysphoria

Medical professionals have contacted me recently with concerns about the rapidly rising prevalence of children and teenagers (particularly young girls) distressed about their bodies, and the associated increase in the prescription of puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones. In one of these conversations, I asked a paediatrician how many colleagues in the medical fraternity have similar concerns regarding the increase in diagnoses of “gender dysphoria” and life-changing medical interventions. “Almost everyone [...]

By |February 3rd, 2021|

AFL gender policies unfair and unsafe for female players

In the lead up to the 2021 AFLW season, the AFL should junk its ridiculous gender diversity policy and make a clear statement that women’s football is for female players. Hannah Mouncey is right to point out the ludicrousness of the AFL allowing her to play in AFL Canberra’s second division women’s competition but not the first division. This situation has occurred because the AFL knows it is not fair [...]

By |January 18th, 2021|

Oatlands Destination Playground a big hit with local kids

Families with young children in Oatlands and surrounds will get much enjoyment and play-time from the new Oatlands Destination Playground, which was officially opened today. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler said the new playground had opened just in time for the coming summer school holiday period. “The project has replaced the outdated play equipment and existing BBQ amenities at Callington park to revitalise the area as a great space [...]

By |December 14th, 2020|

SENATE SPEECH: Keira Bell case

Last week in the United Kingdom, a momentous judgement with international implications was handed down by the High Court. The court found in favour of the arguments put forward by the mother of a child with gender dysphoria and Keira Bell, a brave 23-year-old woman who had at 16 been prescribed puberty blockers after three short appointments with the Tavistock youth gender clinic. The judges in this case observed that [...]

By |December 9th, 2020|

New facilities for students at St Brigid’s Catholic School

St Brigid's Catholic School in New Norfolk will benefit from the refurbishment and redevelopment of classrooms, staff accommodation and administration areas thanks to a Coalition Government grant. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler said St Brigid’s was the successful recipient of $400,000 through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure. “Students and staff at St Brigid's Catholic School will benefit from the extension [...]

By |November 27th, 2020|

Next round of Mobile Black Spot Program now open

Round 5A of the Australian Government’s $380 million Mobile Black Spot Program is now open for applications, and regional communities in Tasmania are encouraged to apply. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler said the new round would build on the Morrison Coalition Government’s continuing commitment to expand mobile coverage in regional areas across Tasmania. “Round 5A of the program will have a specific focus on improving mobile coverage along major [...]

By |November 23rd, 2020|

Evandale Main Road Project receives funding boost

The Australian Government has unlocked federal funding to the tune of $13.38 million to duplicate Evandale Main Road between Launceston Airport and Breadalbane Roundabout. Liberal Senator for Tasmania, Claire Chandler, has announced the Morrison Government’s commitment to this important upgrade for drivers in Northern Tasmania. “As well as duplicating 1.8 kilometres of the Evandale Main Road, this funding will also accelerate upgrades for key intersections and deliver a range of critical [...]

By |November 23rd, 2020|
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