Premier has 'no plans' to rename Batman Bridge, will still consider council proposals

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated April 11 2021 - 10:53pm, first published 6:30am
John Batman was stripped of his acknowledgements in Victoria in recognition of his self-described killing of Aboriginal people, but his name remains prominent in Tasmania. Picture: Adam Holmes

The government has "no plans" to rename the Batman Bridge, according to Premier Peter Gutwein, but will still consider proposals brought forward by councils in the future.


Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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