Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Resources
I welcome the appointment of the new Director of Mines, Mr Kevin Robinson.
Mr Robinson has broad national and international experience as a CEO and Company Chair in the mining industry.
Having grown up on the North West Coast and having studied geology at the University of Tasmania, Mr Robinson has a local understanding of Tasmania’s mining sector which complements his international experience.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to future-proofing the Royal Hobart Hospital and building a better health system for all Tasmanians.
That’s why we are looking beyond election cycles and ensuring the RHH Redevelopment includes long-term planning for future needs, as well as immediate solutions.
Michael Ferguson, Leader of the House
Rebecca White’s brief and embarrassingly light-on-detail State of the State reply today is likely to be her last, after consigning her Party to another full year of no policies and no alternative plans.
In a 26-minute whinge-fest, the Opposition Leader failed to describe a single new policy or even clarify which of their old, failed policies still stand.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Today, the Integrity Commission tabled a report to Parliament dismissing allegations made by the Labor Party against Minister Courtney, the Secretary of the Department of Premier & the Cabinet, and myself.
This brings to an end yet another politically motivated witch-hunt by Labor and a shameless attempt to use the Integrity Commission as a political weapon – the very tactic that the Commission has warned about.
The Integrity Commission has found Rebecca White’s and Labor’s claims against Minister Courtney to be baseless.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure
Congratulations to David O’Byrne for managing to hold one meeting, 12 months after the election, to discuss Labor’s only remaining election policy.
Mr O’Byrne’s self-congratulatory media release today is an admission that Labor has no infrastructure commitments or plan of their own.
Other than the one meeting that Mr O’Byrne has held, it appears the best he can do is try and take credit for the record infrastructure commitments of the Hodgman Liberal Government.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Building and Construction
Nation-leading legislation introduced today will make it straightforward for public sector workers to access work-related compensation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The amendment to the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 will make Tasmania the first jurisdiction in Australia to introduce presumption for PTSD suffered by public sector workers and volunteer first responders.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
At the last election Tasmanians overwhelmingly endorsed the Hodgman Liberal Government’s comprehensive plan for the future of gaming in Tasmania.
Our plan sets out a sensible and considered future for the industry through a modern, balanced approach to the gaming market from 2023 onwards.
At its core, our policy facilitates a sustainable industry, supports freedom of choice, minimises harm and backs the future of jobs in the industry.