Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
Draft legislation designed to address the serious problem of bullying will be released for public consultation today with Tasmanians urged to have their say.
The draft Criminal Code Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2019 draws on recommendations from the Tasmania Law Reform Institute and proposes that the current offence of stalking at section 192 of the Criminal Code be amended to capture serious bullying behaviours.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation
Tasmanians are proud of their sporting teams, and it’s inspiring to see our own Hobart Hurricanes competing and showcasing their talents on the national stage, as they take the field against the Melbourne Stars today.
Our women’s team will be striving to make early inroads in the 14-round competition, after finishing off last season strongly with a win against the Melbourne Stars. We wish them a fantastic season ahead.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
More than 100,000 rock lobsters are expected to be moved from Tasmania’s southwest to the east coast with a $300,000 extension to the successful East Coast Rock Lobster Translocation program.
This is part of the Hodgman Majority Liberal Government’s $26.15 million plan to support Tasmania’s world class wild catch and farmed seafood sector.
The Translocation Program supports the East Coast Rock Lobster Stock Rebuilding Strategy to increase stock levels on the east coast.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Local Government
The Tasmanian Government extends its condolences to the family of Michael Kent.
Michael was a giant in our community, including serving as Mayor of the Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, and chair of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Undoubtedly, Michael Kent will be remembered as a renowned businessman with a community driven focus.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure
David O’Byrne has spent the week inventing conspiracy theories in a desperate attempt to get some media coverage, and today is just another example.
TasPorts CEO Paul Weedon advised all TasPorts staff in an email dated 24 August 2018 that “After eight and three quarter years as CEO, I have made the decision to retire next month”.
I reflected this advice in my subsequent media release, dated 31 August 2018.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Tasmanian Government’s Teachers Agreement offer to the Australian Education Union delivers a fair, reasonable and affordable 6 per cent pay rise over 3 years for teachers and addresses the fundamental workload concerns it has raised.
The AEU must continue to consult with its members and discontinue industrial action to justify the claim that it is bargaining in good faith.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy
TasNetworks has returned an above target result in 2017-18, providing Tasmania with $135.20 million in returns while delivering on their commitment to lower network prices.
The Australian Energy Regulator annual Benchmarking Report demonstrated that TasNetworks continues to be the most efficient transmission network provider in the NEM.