Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
The Government’s vision is for Tasmania to be the environmental tourism capital of the world.
Last year, more than 1.26 million people visited Tasmania, spending a total of $2.33 billion on accommodation, attractions, tours, transport and other goods and services, at an average of $1,844 per visitor.
In total, tourism directly and indirectly contributes more than $3 billion a year to the Tasmanian economy and supports 38,000 local jobs.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
The latest ANZ Stateometer report has confirmed Tasmania’s economy remains in a strong position leading up to this year’s budget.
The report confirmed the Tasmanian economy is growing at “above trend” rates, with economic activity remaining above trend for the fourth consecutive quarter.
In particular, the report states “The biggest positive for the economy was the labour market”, which is no surprise considering we have created more than 11,000 jobs since first being elected.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure
Tasmania’s economy is booming, and with a growing economy comes a need to manage road and infrastructure challenges, such as the increased traffic flows along our main arterials.
That is why the Hodgman Liberal Government is getting on with the job of delivering on our plan to invest in infrastructure and our transport network to better connect us to work, school, and our community.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The Hodgman Liberal Government welcomes the Legislative Council’s inquiry into proposed changes to firearms laws.
We understand this is an emotive issue for all Tasmanians and we are therefore very committed to engaging in extensive consultation before legislation is tabled.
Jane Howlett, Member for Prosser
I am thrilled to have this opportunity to represent the people of Prosser and ensure the Hodgman Liberal Government’s plan is delivered.
My roots run deep in the electorate of Prosser. I was born there, raised there, went to school there, built my first house there, owned my first business in Brighton and was married at the Campania Anglican Church.
To me, the Prosser election was about which candidate had the best plan and which candidate could deliver real outcomes.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Local Government
The Integrity Commission’s report into the Glenorchy City Council is very concerning reading.
There was no doubt that the Glenorchy City Council was not performing, which is why the Hodgman Government established a Board of Inquiry in October 2015, suspended the Council in early 2017 and ultimately passed legislation to dismiss the Council and hold fresh elections.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing
While Labor today mounted a failed attempt at cheap political point scoring, we are getting on with the job of addressing the housing shortage.
Under the Hodgman Liberal Government, we have delivered Tasmania’s first 10-year Plan for affordable housing, the Affordable Housing Strategy.
Labor had no plan.
The public housing turnaround time is currently 24.1 days, well below the national benchmark of 28 days.
Under Labor it was 33.6 days.