Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

7 February 2019

Will Hodgman, Premier

Going into bat for communities affected by bushfires

As our Hobart Hurricanes take on the Melbourne Renegades tonight at Blundstone Arena, the Tasmanian Government will team up with Tassal and the Hobart Hurricanes Foundation to support communities affected by bushfire.

Tassal will donate $1,000 for every six scored throughout tonight's match to the 2019 St Vincent’s Tasmania Bushfire Appeal, and the Tasmanian Government will match it. Tassal will also have staff volunteering around the ground collecting donations from fans.

Tasmanians are renowned for supporting each other when times are tough, as the resilience of local communities who have pulled together in the face of fires over the last month has shown.

I urge Tasmanians who are able to get behind the 2019 St Vincent’s Tasmanian Bushfire Appeal. Monetary donations can be made by calling the donation hotline on 13 18 12, visiting www.vinnies.org.au or calling in to one of the Vinnies shops throughout Tasmania.

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