Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Delivering the best financials results since its inception in 2006, Tasports has recorded a $12 million consolidated net profit for 2018-19.
This is a great achievement that reflects the growth and the strength of the Tasmanian economy.
Freight volumes continued to grow, with 15.6 million tonnes passing through TasPorts operated statewide ports during the reporting period.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering Tasmania’s first Driverless Electric Bus Demonstration in partnership with the RACT and the City of Hobart.
This is an exciting opportunity to showcase fully electric autonomous transport and explore the potential of this quiet and emissions-free technology for Tasmania.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Today I officially launched the 2019-20 Seasonal Produce Guide, which promotes the wide variety of the quality produce for which Tasmanian growers are renowned.
The guide encourages locals and tourists to explore our State and discover the local growers and businesses showcasing great Tasmanian produce.
Will Hodgman, Premier;
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts
A record number of entries were received for the 2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes, showcasing the immense depth and quality of Tasmanian writing.
The awards provide the chance to recognise excellence in our literary community, which is a key part of the more culturally confident Tasmania we live in today.
The Tasmanian Government is proud to support the Literary Prizes, alongside the University of Tasmania, and generous private philanthropists.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
In a win for retailers heading into the busy festive season ABS data today confirms Tasmania’s retail trade grew 3.6 per cent over the year to October 2019, the second fastest state in the country. What’s more, Tasmanian retail trade grew at the fastest rate in the country in the month of October.
These strong results, which outpaced national growth over the same period, continue to demonstrate a confident market, where Tasmanians are backing their local businesses and supporting local jobs.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe from the threat of bushfires.
As the State prepares for the summer bushfire season, 13 trainee firefighters put their skills to the test at the Cambridge Training Facility today. The trainees began their four month training course in the first week of October and will graduate in mid-February as ‘truck-ready’ members of the dedicated and hard-working Tasmanian Fire Service team.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is a proud supporter of Tasmania’s mining and minerals sector, which is a key pillar of our economy, providing 55 per cent of our exports and supporting thousands of jobs in regional communities.
Through our $2 million Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative we are continuing to grow our minerals sector, injecting more investment into our economy and supporting local jobs.