Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government believes engagement in high quality early learning sets children up for a brighter future by breaking the cycle of disadvantage in Tasmania.
The B4 Early Years Coalition is part of the Government’s commitment to providing quality early learning and development experiences for all young children, regardless of where they live or their family background, as reflected in the Education Act 2016.
Roger Jaensch, Liberal Member for Braddon
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmania’s power prices as low as possible, to ease cost of living expenses for households.
We are actively working to reduce household costs for vulnerable families in our community, struggling to cope with cost of living expenses.
Under the Hodgman Liberal Government power prices have reduced by 2.4 per cent. Contrast that with what happened under Labor and the Greens. Under the former Government power prices surged by 65 per cent.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
The Hodgman Liberal Government's Northern Economic Stimulus Plan is working to stimulate economic growth, and create new jobs.
So far, 11 councils have applied for loans as part of the Northern Economic Stimulus, with nearly $50 million worth of projects nominated.
Most importantly, work has actually started at sites, and real jobs are being created.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
Labor leader Rebecca White’s call for an inquiry into Royal Hobart Hospital beds makes it clear she still has no solutions and no policies of her own on health.
If the best Ms White can do is call for an inquiry, it confirms just how inexperienced she is. Ms White has been Shadow Minister for Health for three years, and this is the best she can come up with?
Health is clearly not a priority to Labor, as not one question was asked by the Opposition health spokeswoman in the last sitting of Parliament.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
I can confirm that I will appear before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) this Thursday and rather than providing a running commentary I will respond directly to PAC in person rather than through the media.
The important thing is the Government did not sell the Tamar Valley Power Station and we kept the lights on, unlike the South Australian Labor Government.
Matthew Groom, Minister for State Growth
The Hodgman Government is committed to a strong aged care services sector, and one way we are doing this is by making sure aged care nurses have the essential skills to provide specialist care in the area.
Today I announced the launch of an online Aged Services Workforce Development Hub to boost employment growth in the sector, supported by a $150,000 grant from the Hodgman Liberal Government.
Michael Ferguson, Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly
In a damning admission, inexperienced Labor leader Rebecca White has revealed that she “reserves our right” for Labor to govern in minority following the next election.
In an interview in today’s The Australian newspaper, Ms White said “We’d reserve our right to make a decision about whether we would [govern in minority].”*