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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” – Radio Project Giving Voices to Women Exiting the Justice System in Tasmania

The Consumer Advisory Group representing women exiting the justice system in Tasmania in collaboration with Women’s Health Tasmania (WHT) have created the radio show “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” to allow for women with lived experience to tell their stories.

The aim of the radio project is to increase public awareness of the issues facing women exiting the justice system, promote why women need support on release and encourage the implementation of positive support strategies.

The programs will include personal interviews with women with lived experiences and a group discussion between women passionate about the topic focusing on the issues and potential solutions. The project has offered women who have exited the justice system an opportunity to increase their confidence by learning about the broader context of their experience and developing skills including advocacy, radio production and communication.

Vacancy - Chief Executive Officer

63 hrs per fortnight

SCHCADS Award Level 8

The Board of Women’s Health Tasmania is seeking a Chief Executive Officer who will lead a dynamic organisation in achieving our vision for women in Tasmania.

Women’s Health Tasmania is a state-wide women’s health charity and the leading voice in women’s health promotion.

Based in Hobart, the successful applicant will provide leadership by respecting our proud history while enhancing an exciting and sustainable service, and building an equitable future for Tasmanian women.

To access the full position statement and selection criteria or for further information please contact Jade Barker, Chair of the Board of Governance, on 0410 758 727 or via email at chairperson@womenshealthtas.org.au

Applications close 4pm Thursday 8th March, 2018.

Women’s Health Tasmania Exemption 11/150 granted under the Anti Discrimination Act 1998 to employ women only. Women’s Health Tasmania is a not for profit organisation supported by Tasmanian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services.

Access to Services

You may have heard Tasmania’s only Specialist Gynaecology Clinic closed in December 2017.  For many women this will mean access to termination of pregnancy services is more difficult. We would like to remind women, who are considering their options around pregnancy, the following services provide information or counselling on the full range of pregnancy options free of charge:

Women’s Health Tasmania:  6231 3212
Family Planning Tasmania:  Hobart: 6273 9117  Launceston: 6343 4566  Burnie: 6431 7692

The Link Youth Health Service:  6231 2927
Pulse Youth Health South:  6166 1421

In the meantime we have offered to assist the government in solving the issues of access to services for women in both the short and long term.

Women’s Health Tasmania is open Monday to Thursday 9.15am to 4pm.

Just Support Project Report 

The Just Support Project Report was launched at Parliament House on April 6, 2017 by the Hon Elise Archer MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.   

The report is the result of an action research project undertaken to find ways to address the post-release support needs of women exiting Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison (MHWP). The project explored what post-release supports are currently available to women and how women experience accessing these. It is informed by the experiences of women navigating the criminal justice system who are among the most marginalised and stigmatised groups in society. The most critical needs of women exiting prison are identified as well as service provision gaps and barriers to accessing support.

The project report was written and researched by Iona Johnson, Project Officer for Women's Health Tasmania. The project was funded by the Partner's in Recovery Flexible Funding Pool.

Click to download a copy of the report

Our New Name

On June 15, 2016, the Minister for Health Michael Ferguson launched the Hobart Women's Health Centre's new name Women's Health Tasmania. The new name will reflect more accurately the work we now undertake across the state. 

It is a big step to change a name with so much history and such loyal supporters. To find out more about the reasons for the name change click the link below.

Our New Name Our New Name (420 KB)

Click here for the Media Release

Australian Women's Health Charter

Recently the Australian Women's Health Network released the Australian Women's Health Charter. It calls on all political parties, if elected, to commit to national leadership in taking action to ensure the health and wellbeing needs of all women in Australia are met. 

Click here for more information

Acting for change: tackling the big issues for women in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Council for Social Service (TasCOSS) has recently published a paper on issues specific to Tasmanian women. 

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Employer of Choice Award

On May 25, the Women's Health Tasmania was inducted in to the Employer of Choice Honour Roll 2015! 

The Employer of Choice Awards gives recognition to organisations demonstrating contemporary workplace practices and outstanding support for their staff.

AWHN Policy Position Papers

Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) has recently produced three new policy position papers.