Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman Liberal Government is getting on with its commitment to move 100 DPIPWE jobs to North and North-West Tasmania and employ more AgriGrowth and Biosecurity staff.
Tasmania’s North and North-West are key contributors to our State’s economic growth through our primary industries such as agriculture, agribusiness and fisheries.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The Government would like to thank our emergency services who have worked throughout the night to respond to Tasmanians in need following the extreme weather event which hit South East Tasmania.
Tasmania Police, the State Emergency Service and Tasmania Fire Service were well prepared and coordinated in their response to calls for assistance. Clean-up efforts remain underway today.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Building and Construction
Tasmania’s economy has strengthened considerably under the leadership of the Hodgman Liberal Government.
Figures released by the ABS today show that Tasmania was the only State or Territory in Australia to register a positive increase in housing finance commitments over the past month.
Housing finance commitments in Tasmania for March 2018 were also up 2 per cent in trend terms from the same time the previous year.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the extreme weather event in Hobart.
Housing Connect has been working at numerous locations throughout Greater Hobart to find and help those in need of secure housing.
Housing Connect staff were on the ground at the Showgrounds yesterday to offer assistance to those in need and connected with everyone on site at the time. I am advised four people have taken up the offer of assistance.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The most recent data available for Tasmanian students indicates further significant increases in enrolments in schools extended to Year 12, the retention of students from Year 10 to Year 12, and attainment of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).
There are now 688 students studying in the 38 High Schools around Tasmania that have extended to Year 12 since 2014, this is an increase of 155 students since 2017 and is a clear demonstration that our plan to extend all Government schools to Year 12 is working.
Will Hodgman, Premier and Minister for Trade
Tasmania is in demand and my Government will capitalise on this by developing our state’s first whole-of-Government trade strategy.
The Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2018-2025 will provide the certainty and strategic direction we promised business and industry to take Tasmania’s international export activity to the next level.
Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
In 2017, Tasmania welcomed a record 1.25 million visitors, who spent a record $2.33 billion during their stay. All regions reported growth, with higher visitation, occupancy and yields.
But we cannot afford to be complacent. Tourism is a key driver of economic growth and job creation across the State, and my Government is committed to making the necessary investments to continue this growth.