Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
I am pleased to announce the reappointment of Acting Judges Hon Brian Martin AO QC, Hon David Porter QC and the Hon Shane Marshall for a further two years.
This decision was made following discussions with the Chief Justice on the needs of the Supreme Court moving forward, as well as consultation with legal stakeholders in line with the Protocol for Judicial Appointments.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Tasmania continues to be a great place to do business, according to the latest Sensis Business Index for the December 2018 quarter.
The report confirms that for the sixth consecutive quarter, the Hodgman Liberal Government’s policies have been ranked the most popular in the nation among small and medium businesses.
This is a resounding endorsement of the Government’s long-term plan to support businesses and grow the economy and jobs in Tasmania, including through our record $2.6 billion infrastructure program.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Last week’s Revised Estimates Report confirmed that the budget remains balanced and in surplus under the Hodgman majority Liberal Government.
Scott Bacon has failed on five consecutive occasions to even attempt an alternative budget. When he was the Labor Finance Minister budgets were hundreds of millions of dollars in the red, and in Opposition he can’t even pretend to balance a budget.
Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
While several of our communities are being impacted by the fires, it is important the world knows Tasmania is open for business.
A vast number of experiences and attractions are largely unaffected by fires so we are encouraging visitors to lock in their plans to enjoy our state.
And one of the best ways Tasmanians support those impacted by fires is to visit and support local businesses where it is safe to do so.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Building and Construction
The latest ABS statistics confirm that Tasmanian continues to lead the nation in growth in our building and construction sector.
Building approvals in Tasmania are continuing to increase with the latest ABS statistic confirming we are the only State in Australia to see annual and monthly growth in December 2018.
The number of approvals increased by 10.6 per cent in December 2018 in trend terms, compared to December 2017, while there was a decline in building approvals nationally.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
In 2019 the Hodgman Liberal Government will be focusing on building on what we have already delivered in education and continuing to prioritise record investment into lifting educational achievement.
While we know that there will be challenges, we can already see significant improvements as we strive to deliver a world-class education system.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation
Today’s landmark AFLW season opener between the North Melbourne Tassie Kangaroos and Carlton at North Hobart Oval confirms that Tasmanian girls and women can aspire and be selected for the highest levels of professional sport.
For the first time, Tasmania will be able to watch elite female athletes take to the football field, with the clash also to be broadcast nation-wide.