Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to building a better health system with more capacity to meet growing demand for services.
The latest Health Dashboard shows demand is continuing to increase at our hospitals, with more than 160,000 presentations to the state’s Emergency Departments during the 12-month reporting period.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing, Minister for Human Services, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development
The latest Department of Communities Tasmania dashboard shows that despite the ongoing challenges, we have seen the Housing Register continue to stabilise.
However, there has been an increase in the average time to house applicants for the June quarter, which fluctuates from quarter to quarter and is often affected by the specific needs of applicants.
Elise Archer, Minister for Racing
I have been advised by the Office of Racing Integrity that following a comprehensive investigation, a Tasmanian greyhound trainer has been banned for life due to using an animal product to train a greyhound.
Stewards had determined that an animal skin had been used to train greyhounds.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
A continued partnership between the Government and Teach for Australia (TFA) is strengthening our plan to increase student retention rates and create a job-ready generation of young Tasmanians.
An in-principle agreement is in place for a fourth cohort of up to 19 TFA Associates in 2020-2021, which is a unique program providing an alternative pathway into teaching.
The program supports the Government to attract staff in specialised subject areas, particularly in regional and remote locations.
Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Tourism
Tasmania’s nation-leading tourism and hospitality industry is one of our greatest competitive strengths and my Government is its strongest supporter.
On World Tourism Day, we celebrate Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all and nowhere is this more evident than in Tasmania, where it is projected tourism has the potential to create thousands of additional jobs across the state by 2030.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Labor-aligned CPSU’s disgusting claim that opening more opportunities for young Tasmanians to be assessed for their P licence will lead to more deaths on Tasmanian roads is disgraceful.
To be clear, the Hodgman majority Liberal Government is not privatising driver assessments for P1 licences.
From Monday, young Tasmanians will continue to be able to access public assessors. Our plan will open more opportunities for learner drivers to access an assessor outside of business hours and reduce wait times.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to continuing to work closely with farmers and rural communities in drought affected areas.
We are mindful that Tasmania is a state of two halves, while some areas have a promising season ahead, others are continuing to manage drought conditions.
Having consulted and listened, the Government is delivering $400,000 in targeted drought support to complement the existing assistance programs, including;