Honourable Jo Palmer MLC

Legislative Council

Liberal Member for Rosevears
Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Women
Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

About Jo

I live with my husband and four children in West Launceston, having grown up in Trevallyn since the age of six.

I am passionate about increasing community pride, local jobs and small business growth, and have a great belief in the power of education.

I am a Tasmanian of the Year recipient for my work in supporting our community in Ambassador roles for sick or traumatised children, people with disabilities and medical research.

I believe a hand-up offers far greater long-term benefits than a hand-out.

I have served Tasmania for 20 years as a trusted journalist and news reader and now will be your trusted voice for Rosevears in Parliament and within the State Government.



Further boost for Tasmanian tourism jobs

23 September 2020

Thank you Tasmania for supporting our local businesses!

Following the huge success of the Tasmanian Travel Vouchers, the Premier Peter Gutwein has today announced an additional $5 million in vouchers will be released on Wednesday 30th September.

This second round will open at 7:00pm next Wednesday. Go to the Make Yourself at Home website for more information. or contact the call centre on 1800 344 077.

Inaugural Speech
15 September 2020

Speech delivered in the Legislative Council on the 15 September 2020