Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
Job creation remains the Hodgman majority Liberal Government's number one priority, and while many Tasmanian’s are finding jobs and feeling more confident about their future, we know there is more to do to take Tasmania to the next level.
To do this, a re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government will provide $15.5 million to establish Centres of Excellence in key industry areas including:
- $7 million to establish a Trades and Water Centre of Excellence
Will Hodgman, Premier
Maddie Riewoldt's Vision is inspiring us to fight like Maddie and help find a cure for bone marrow failure.
The Riewoldt family is a part of our close community, and I know many Tasmanians will want to support the great work of the Maddie Riewoldt Vision to raise awareness of bone marrow failure, to fund research, and ultimately, to find a cure for this horrible illness.
Will Hodgman, Premier and Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
A new Event Attraction Fund to draw more visitors to our regions will be a driving force behind spreading the visitor economy boom to every corner of Tasmania.
This is just one part of a new $16 million investment in tourism that a re-elected majority Liberal Government will make to take tourism to the next level.
We will invest $4 million over four years to target and secure popular events that have the greatest bang-for-buck for our regions, across all seasons.
Roger Jaensch, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Trade, and Red Tape Reduction
Jobs are the number one priority of a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government, and our track record of delivering over 10,000 jobs shows we have what it takes to take Tasmania to the next level.
The economy is booming, and our tourism and hospitality industries are experiencing significant growth. To cater for demand, we need to ensure that Tasmanians have the right skills for the jobs in these important growth areas.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Claims by the ABC that I said that 5,100 jobs would be lost as a result of the Labor-Green pokie policy are wrong.
As I have repeatedly said, and as our policy states:
"The gaming industry estimates that around 5,000 jobs are at risk if Electronic Gaming Machines are removed from pubs and clubs."
In making their claim, the so-called Fact Checker "imputes" I said that 5,000 jobs would be lost. That is wrong.
Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon
In great news for Circular Head, Dutch Mill (Australia) Pty Ltd have provided a
submission to the Government that outlines an operational pathway that would
see up to 112 FTE created after 2 years when the plant reaches full operational
An initial 26 FTE positions will be created between late March and June 2018
as the plant slowly starts to wind up production.
This is great news for the Circular head region in terms of jobs, building on the
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
- Claims that our policy "gives away" $250 million are completely wrong
- Our policy would see an increase in taxes, levies and licence fees over 20 years, rather than a one off payment
- Under our policy, an additional $16 million per year will be returned to the Tasmanian taxpayer through increased taxes, levies and licence fees on gaming machines
- This means over the term of the licence, $320 million in additional revenue will be collected by the Government