Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Our primary industries are a key pillar of the Tasmanian economy with the latest Agri-Food scorecard released today demonstrating an exceptional year, growing 10.6 per cent to an annual value of $2.67 billion.
Tasmania’s Agri-Food Scorecard 2017-2018 shows we have what the world wants and the Tasmanian brand is delivering real business outcomes, with record overseas food exports of $740 million.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Mental Health & Wellbeing
Mental Health Week is a chance for everyone to participate in activities and events that encourage mental health self-care, and support others to do the same.
It is important for everyone in the community to be aware that looking after our mental health is just as important as looking after our physical health.
Today, I joined the Mental Health Council of Tasmania to officially launch Mental Health Week.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Having a driver’s licence helps young Tasmanians secure work and access education, so they can fully participate in the State’s growing economy.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to streamlining the process and provide the opportunity for more young Tasmanians to get the skills needed to get their P1 licence.
From September 30, the Government is opening up driver assessments to private operators, cutting the current wait time for P1 licence assessments.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Women
It is disappointing that Rebecca White has gone into hiding, instead of publicly condemning the sexist and derogatory remarks of Labor Member for Braddon Shane Broad.
By her own actions, Rebecca White has demonstrated woeful leadership, and has undermined the previously bipartisan attempts to promote respect for women.
Further, the attempt yesterday by Labor’s David O’Byrne to dismiss the matter, claiming Dr Broad had merely spoken poorly, shows how out of touch he and Labor are.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
Labor Leader Rebecca White has tried to continue her shameless scare campaign in Parliament this morning regarding Tasmania’s eSchool.
FACT: There will be no cut to funding or the teacher allocation at Tasmania’s eSchool next year.
Despite four eSchool teachers’ fixed term contracts concluding at the end in 2019, these positions are not being taken away from the school and will be filled by normal staffing processes in 2020.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s ongoing commitment to boost Tasmania Police resources is helping make Tasmania a safer place to live.
The Government is boosting police officer numbers by 125, welcoming today another 18 Constables to the ranks of Tasmania Police.
Today’s graduation boosts Tasmania Police numbers to 1,273 FTEs, with 40 of the 125 committed additional officers recruited.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Her Majesty the Queen has given formal approval to my request to extend the term of office of Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC, as Governor of Tasmania, for a further period of one year, concluding 9 December 2020.
Her Excellency has fulfilled her constitutional, ceremonial and community roles with great distinction since her appointment in 2014, and both Her Excellency and Mr Warner are held in the highest regard by the people of Tasmania.