Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania's iconic visitor destinations and a major draw card for the North-West.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government understands as visitation to our parks increase, so must our investment in parks infrastructure.
We are delivering our commitment to transform Cradle Mountain into a world class experience, with a tender for the construction of an all-weather viewing shelter at Dove Lake open from tomorrow 14 December 2019.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
Draft legislation designed to provide victims of sexual crimes with the right to speak out about their experiences and a paper detailing proposed changes to the names of sexual offences that better reflect the true nature of the crimes will today be released for public comment.
Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001 currently prohibits the identification of complainants in sexual offence proceedings without a court order, including when the person is an adult at the time of publication and consents to being identified.
Jane Howlett, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Community Development
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to supporting businesses and growing the economy, and the start of construction at Oatland’s Callington Mill and Distillery is an exciting example of what you can do in Tasmania.
Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Community Development Jane Howlett MLC said the development was a prime example of a business being built around Tasmania’s iconic brand.
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government through Arts Tasmania is delighted to support six Tasmanian Aboriginal artists to develop and share their practice through a series of arts activities.
Arts Tasmania’s Aboriginal Arts Program will provide $31,987 in funding, which will allow the artists to create new works for exhibition and performances across Tasmania during 2020.
The recipients are as follows:
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science and Technology
The Tasmanian Smart Energy Accelerator led by EnergyLab, has officially powered-up at Macquarie House in Launceston.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is a strong supporter of the ICT sector in Tasmania, which is why we’re investing $900,000 to help turn the concepts of Tasmania’s best and brightest into viable, real-world products and services.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government knows that a steady stream of skilled workers is central to Tasmania’s economic growth, which is why today’s National Centre for Vocational Education Research data is so pleasing.
The latest results show Tasmania is bucking the national trend, with 5525 apprentices and trainees commencing work in the 12 months ending 30 June 2019. This is up 9.7% from the same time last year.
Will Hodgman, Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
It is disappointing for many Tasmanian travellers and visitors to experience flight cancellations for the next three days as a result of industrial action.
At one of the busiest travelling times of the year, for the country’s best tourism state, this disruption is very unwelcome.