Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts
Tasmania’s vibrant cultural heritage sector will receive a funding boost of over $470,000 in nine cultural heritage organisations through Arts Tasmania’s Cultural Heritage Program 2019-20.
This commitment includes new grants of over $93,000 to five organisations undertaking a range of activities that preserve Tasmania’s diverse moveable cultural heritage, whilst engaging and inspiring audiences of all ages.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Local Government
Tasmania has changed significantly over the past 25 years, and despite the past quarter of a century seeing substantial social, economic and technological changes, the Local Government Act has remained the same.
In June, I announced a major review into Tasmania’s local government legislation. Today, I am pleased to announce the launch of a discussion paper on the review that will be undertaken into Tasmania’s Local Government Legislation Framework.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Today I was privileged to unveil a plaque honouring Sgt Percy Statton VC MM, one of Tasmania’s 14 Victoria Cross recipients, at the Repatriation Hospital in Hobart.
Statton, who was born in Beaconsfield, was awarded his Victoria Cross for actions in August 1918 when he led his men across 75 metres of open ground to enemy trenches, storming a number of machine gun positions. He later recovered a wounded member of his party under cover of darkness, bringing him back across no-mans land to safety.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
The Government is concerned that industrial action being demanded by ANMF union bosses to try to ban all elective surgery at the Mersey Community Hospital from 1 January 2019 will prevent Tasmanians from receiving healthcare in their local community.
Such ‘industrial action’ is not acceptable action and will not be accepted by the Government.
In coming days, patients will receive letters with booking dates for their surgery and we call on the ANMF to ensure patients get the care they need.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation
The Hodgman Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of women in sport, and I’m delighted to welcome the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos to their second home - Tasmania.
The Government’s partnership with the Tassie Kangaroos is supporting women’s sport at the highest level.
Our agreement with the North Melbourne Football Club will help deliver our plan to create pathways for Tasmanian girls and women to become elite athletes.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
The Labor-Green Senate motion yesterday opposing the Lake Malbena eco-tourism proposal demonstrates once again that Labor has completely sold out to the Greens.
After helping the Greens to destroy the forestry industry when in Government, Labor has now joined in the Greens’ anti-tourism agenda.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering on our plan boost the economy across all parts of the state and create jobs.
TasPorts is a major contributor to this plan with the company delivering strong results for the third year in a row and also releasing a $200 million Ports Master Plan.
TasPorts’ consolidated net profit in 2017-18 was $5.8 million, an increase of more than 80 per cent on the previous year.