Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to growing our defence supply industries and opening new markets for our local businesses to create even more jobs and investment.
That’s why the Government is backing our leading innovators and manufacturers attendance at Pacific 2019 to further cement our reputation within the defence and maritime sector.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to continuing to recruit more graduate nurses to support our health system.
We are employing 30 additional graduate nurses every year over six years, as part of our $757 million plan for health.
The recruitment process is underway for the Registered Nurse – Transition to Practice 2020 program, and will be completed later this year.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Women
It is appalling the sexist attack by Labor Member for Braddon, Shane Broad, on Attorney-General, Elise Archer, has not yet been publicly condemned by Labor Leader Rebecca White.
Yesterday in Parliament, Dr Broad, said;
“We have a minister who, if she put on a show in the prison, no doubt it would be a sell-out.”
In an extraordinary turn of events, Dr Broad last night sought to amend the Hansard record to cover his tracks and told the ABC it was merely word play*.
Elise Archer, Minister for Corrections
As part of the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s commitment to keeping Tasmanians safe, recruitment for up to 90 Correctional Officers is now underway.
This latest round of recruitment is part of our Plan that has already seen 107 Correctional Officers recruited since May 2016, with the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS) welcoming a further 12 recruits to its ranks in October.
Training for the latest recruitment of 25 Correctional Officers has just begun, with two more courses of a similar size planned for next year.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is taking action to protect our emergency service workers attending roadside incidents.
Tasmanian motorists will soon be required to slow down to 40km/h when they see emergency services on the roadside with flashing lights, under new road rules.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Local Government
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to providing a modern local government legislative framework that enables councils to meet their responsibilities and community expectations.
Tasmania has changed significantly over the past 25 years, and despite substantial social, economic and technological changes, the Local Government Act has largely remained the same.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to strengthening Tasmania’s biosecurity systems to protect our primary industries, environment, community and the tourism sector.
Tasmania’s biosecurity defences are being boosted with the recruitment of 20 new Biosecurity staff as part of this Government’s Securing our Borders initiative.