Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure
The Hodgman Liberal Government is Building Tasmania’s Future and reinvesting in our local communities.
I am pleased to announce $2 million has been allocated as part of the 2017-18 Budget to provide the Oatlands regional community with a brand new indoor heated swimming pool facility.
The new pool will allow year round access and will not only benefit the Oatlands community, but will also attract visitors from other regions who will then spend money in shops and eateries in the Oatlands district.
Mark Shelton, Liberal Member for Lyons
The State Parliament has today supported legislation to ban super trawlers in Tasmanian waters.
All Tasmanians who love to fish will be happy this Bill will soon be law.
The Living Marine Resources Management Amendment Bill 2017 fulfils an election commitment by the Tasmanian Government to protect the small pelagic fishery from the impact of super trawlers.
Until now, any future government could have allowed freezer factories into Tasmanian waters simply by a change of regulation.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Tasmania’s tourism industry is booming with 1.2 million visitors and $2 billion in spending driving growth right across the state, including in the regions.
Stage two of the Tourism Tracer Dashboard launched today, is an innovative research tool to help us gain a better insight into visitors and what they like - faster.
The Dashboard provides online access to data collected via smart phones used by visitors as part of the Tourist Tracking Project.
John Ramsay, Chair, Tasmanian Health Service Governing Council
It is incorrect to claim that the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) said no to, or sought to prevent, a review into adverse events or data related to deaths at the Royal Hobart Hospital.
The THS has introduced a process of root cause analysis to routinely investigate serious adverse events.
Further, the THS has a Governing Council Subcommittee on Quality and Safety, and an Executive Director for Patient Safety, to ensure continuous improvement in patient care.
Matthew Groom, Minister for Energy
The Hodgman Liberal Government is working hard to keep downward pressure on power prices and the cost of living and we welcome today’s support for our legislation from the Legislative Council, with minor amendments.
Given the significant volatility in the national market following the South Australian blackouts and the closure of the Hazelwood power station in Victoria, Tasmanians were facing power hikes of about 15 per cent, or $300, from July this year.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Human Services
Tasmania’s Neighbourhood Houses will receive a $25,000 boost in funding to support their work in local communities.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is Building Tasmania’s Future by reinvesting in essential services for Tasmanians in need.
Our strong Budget discipline means $10,000 in surplus funds from this financial year will be provided to each house, with another $15,000 to flow in the coming Budget.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
It is important to correct misleading claims made by the Greens yesterday that access to unregistered medical cannabis products will be restricted under the Controlled Access Scheme (CAS).
The scheme is not restricted to Epilepsy.
Medical specialists will be able to seek authority to prescribe these products for any condition they think could be assisted.
These conditions may include severe Epilepsy or the side effects of cancer pain treatments, among others.