Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation
The Tasmanian majority Liberal Government today launched the Ticket to Play program, an investment of $3 million which will support around 30,000 children and young people across the state to participate in sport and active recreation.
We are committed to ensuring that all Tasmanians can get involved in sport, and encourage everyone to be more physically and mentally healthy and active.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science and Technology
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to helping businesses grow and create more jobs, and to continuing to build our reputation as a base for hi-tech innovation across the Asia-Pacific region.
We have now commenced a worldwide search for the best available experts and networks to develop and deliver Tasmanian Start-up Accelerator Programs, targeted to our key industries of excellence and growth, such as AgriTech, MarineTech, Smart Cities/Internet of Things and Renewable Energy.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development
Tasmania is now a better place to live, work and invest than ever before, and the Hodgman Liberal Government believe no matter your age, every Tasmanian can be a part of our state’s brighter future.
Older Tasmanians especially, have a diverse wealth of knowledge and experience that can help build a more inclusive and vibrant Tasmania, which support social and economic growth.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
It is disappointing that the ANMF is planning industrial action in hospitals today, and I encourage them to reconsider.
We are negotiating in good faith with unions, and would hope the ANMF would do the same. While negotiations are underway, we would expect industrial action to cease, particularly action that directly impacts on patients and the delivery of essential services to Tasmanians.
Ben Moloney, Project Director RHH Redevelopment
The first of the two tallest cranes to grace Hobart's skyline will finish up on the RHH Redevelopment site this weekend after conducting about 15,000 lifts.
The dismantling of the crane will make way for the installation of a walkway to connect K-and A-Blocks.
RHH Redevelopment Project Director, Ben Moloney, advised that the Managing Contractor had received Hobart City Council approval to close a section of Campbell Street to allow for the safe removal of the crane.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to opening up more opportunities for Tasmanians to start their career as an apprentice or trainee with a new $2 million support program.
Our $2 million Growing Apprenticeships and Traineeships program will help address both industry and region specific barriers to grow the number of apprentice and trainee places available across the state.
Will Hodgman, Premier
As our Hobart Hurricanes take on the Melbourne Renegades tonight at Blundstone Arena, the Tasmanian Government will team up with Tassal and the Hobart Hurricanes Foundation to support communities affected by bushfire.
Tassal will donate $1,000 for every six scored throughout tonight's match to the 2019 St Vincent’s Tasmania Bushfire Appeal, and the Tasmanian Government will match it. Tassal will also have staff volunteering around the ground collecting donations from fans.