Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Elise Archer, Minister for Corrections
Graham John Ennis has a short time ago been apprehended by Tasmania Police, and placed back into custody.
I would like to thank Tasmania Police and the Tasmania Prison Service for their incredible dedication and hard work.
A full and thorough investigation is already underway into this matter and I will consider all recommendations.
Yesterday, I immediately requested a full review of prisoner classifications.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to introducing laws to crack down on ‘one punch’ violent offenders.
This is why today we are releasing a draft Bill to meet this commitment we made at the 2018 election.
The public is being asked to provide feedback on the Government’s proposed legislative changes given the high level of public interest in these senseless acts of violence.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Growth
The Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone remains one of Tasmania’s most important and productive economic hubs with some 17 businesses supporting around 1300 local jobs.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is helping businesses in the Zone to unlock further potential through an investment package supporting process improvements, enhancing essential business skills and improving supply chain performance.
Jane Howlett, Liberal Member for Prosser
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government, in partnership with the Morrison Liberal Government, is getting on with the job of delivering on our election commitment to build the new $576 million Bridgewater Bridge.
The funding is now locked in from both Federal and State Liberal Governments to replace the Bridge, this is something Labor could not achieve in 16 years of Government.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The process for enrolling in schools will remain the same.
Parents will still be able to apply to enrol their children out of area should they choose to do so.
This Government has always been about respecting parent choice.
An absence of education policy does not give Labor the right to spread fear among school communities in an attempt to scare parents.
What is being reviewed in consultation with local communities are the intake maps, which have not been updated since 2005.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy
Today Hydro Tasmania opened the dam gates for keen paddlers to enjoy at Launceston’s Cataract Gorge.
While Hydro Tasmania normally harnesses the power of water to deliver Tasmanians low cost, reliable renewable energy, this weekend they released tens of thousands of litres of water into Cataract Gorge, below the Trevallyn Dam, providing perfect conditions for recreational kayakers and canoeists to enjoy.
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is proud to have supported the production of Debi Marshall Investigates: Frozen Lies, a fascinating new true crime documentary series.
Across five explosive episodes, Debi Marshall, a Walkley award-winning investigative journalist, explores the 1979 murder of Adelaide lawyer Derrance Stevenson. The series premieres on Foxtel on Tuesday, 24 September.