Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Tasmania’s unemployment rate has fallen to 6.4 per cent, with 225 new jobs created last month.
ABS statistics released today show since the March 2014 election, over 3,300 new jobs have been created in Tasmania.
Despite this good news, the Hodgman Government knows that not everyone is feeling the benefits of our growing economy, which is why we remain firmly focussed on supporting job creation as our number one priority.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
It was extremely heartening to attend today’s rally and see the strong support for Tasmania’s world class salmon industry.
The salmon farming industry directly and indirectly support more than 5200 jobs in Tasmania and interstate with many of these jobs in regional areas like the West Coast, Huon and Channel region, Tasman Peninsula, Tamar Estuary, North-West Coast and Northern Midlands.
Matthew Groom, Minister for Energy
I am a strong supporter of King River Rafting and I recognise the important contribution it makes to jobs and tourism on the west coast.
I have made it clear to Hydro Tasmania that I want them to meet with the business as soon as possible to secure a fair and sensible solution to this issue. I am confident this can be achieved.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Tasmania’s reputation as a creative industries leader is set to be cemented with the official commencement of construction on the new centre for Creative Industries and Performing Arts.
To be officially known as “The Hedberg”*, the Centre will complement and enhance the existing Theatre Royal in Hobart, forming a vibrant arts precinct in the area.
The new centre will also comprise a new University Conservatorium of Music, and will include performance venues, public spaces and international research institute.
Elise Archer, Speaker of the House of Assembly
Liberal Member for Denison
The 2017 MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is now just two weeks away and I am very proud that the Tasmanian Government is continuing to support this event which attracts people from all over the world to our State.
The Government, through Events Tasmania, recently announced it is backing the next three festivals with a commitment of $2.25 million through to 2021.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources
The Greens have today been caught out trying to create fake news.
Despite their claims, there will be no harvesting in or adjacent to the Three Capes Track, as I categorically stated on November 4 last year, and as reported by the ABC.
"There'll be no harvesting on the Three Capes Track, there'll be no harvesting adjacent to the Three Capes track. End of story.”*
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
I welcome the appointment of Greg Hunt as the federal Health Minister.
The Premier and I have already been in touch with Mr Hunt this morning.
I am now making arrangements to catch up with the new Health Minister in person, as soon as possible, to continue negotiations on the Mersey Community Hospital and our important health reform agenda to rebuild Tasmania’s health system.