Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Trade
The 2019 Tasmanian Export Awards have recognised the very best our world-class exporters have to offer from across the state.
In its 26th year, the Tasmanian Export Awards give local businesses a great opportunity to raise their profile and all winners will go on to compete at the National Export Awards held in Canberra in December.
Congratulations to Essential Oils of Tasmania for being named Tasmanian Exporter of the Year.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport;
Michael McCormack, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
The Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments will deliver on their promise to build a new Bridgewater Bridge.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Growth
Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics' population data for the March 2019 quarter shows Tasmania is growing strongly and the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s population strategy is working.
Up to March 2019, Tasmania’s population grew by 1.21 per cent to 533,308, the second highest annual growth rate since 1991, and continues to exceed the annual growth rate of 0.66 per cent required from 2014 to achieve our population target.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s number one priority is to create jobs for Tasmanians, and our Plan is delivering.
Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics’ labour force data for August 2019 shows 13,500 jobs have been created since we came to office.
In August 2019, 400 jobs were added to Tasmania's economy, in trend terms.
Last financial year, Tasmania’s economy grew the fastest in the nation for the first time in 15 years.
Will Hodgman, Premier
This year’s NBL Blitz is bringing the competition’s nine teams to Tasmania to play matches across the State, in Devonport, Ulverstone, Launceston and Hobart.
The Tasmanian Government’s support in bringing top-level basketball here is important to encourage participation and develop grassroots basketball.
The NBL Blitz is not only bringing the biggest names in the game, but will also deliver community clinics, game day activations, and a coaches’ clinics across the state.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General and Minister for Racing
Improving protection for jockeys and other professional sportspeople is now in play, following the passing of amendments to the Civil Liability Act 2002 today in the Legislative Council.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has undertaken significant consultation to ensure Tasmanian sportspeople are afforded appropriate protection under the law.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
Today, the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s landmark reform to protect Tasmanians from serious bullying, including serious cyberbullying, has passed Parliament.
The Criminal Code Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2019 criminalises acts of serious bullying to protect victims, particularly children and young Tasmanians.
Bullying has lasting effects on individuals and their families, and serious bullying can result in tragic personal consequences for victims, including psychological damage and tragically, self-harm.