Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Minister for Primary Industries and Water,
There is no stronger supporter of Tasmania’s forestry industry than the Hodgman majority Liberal Government, and we are getting on with the business of growing a sustainable industry, driving investment and creating local jobs.
A strong industry requires a strong regulatory system, and the passage of amendments to the Forest Practices Act 1985, through the Legislative Council today will improve governance, administration, and clarify the intent of the Act.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government understands we must protect what is special about our way of life so it can continue to be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
Tourism is a key driver of our economy, with a record $2.49 billion spent by visitors in the last year, creating jobs in every corner of the State.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Under the Hodgman majority Liberal Government, Tasmania has seen a dramatic turnaround in economic performance from just five years ago.
Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics’ labour force data for July 2019 shows 13,000 jobs have been created since we came to office.
In July, there were 200 jobs added to Tasmania's economy, all of which are full time positions.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
The 2018-19 Preliminary Outcomes Report, released today, confirms the Hodgman majority Liberal Government has delivered yet another balanced State Budget, returning a modest surplus of $101.9 million.
The Report shows the Government is on track to deliver a surplus for the fourth year in a row of approximately 1.6 per cent of revenue.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport;
Senator Claire Chandler, Senator for Tasmania
A key milestone has been reached on the Midland Highway Action Plan, with more than 50 per cent of planned safety upgrades now complete along Tasmania’s main north-south route.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure,Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the Midland Highway upgrades would be delivered over 10 years from 2014–15 to 2023–24 to achieve a minimum 3 Star AusRAP Safety Rating.
Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Minister for the Arts
Congratulations to six Tasmanian artists who will have their work featured at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) next year after being selected to participate in a new arts initiative, Hobart Current.
Developed by TMAG and the City of Hobart, Hobart Current aims to showcase contemporary artists working across different mediums, culminating in an exhibition every two years.
Acting Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to reducing red tape and empowering the community to have a say on place names.
We are streamlining the process of place naming in Tasmania, with new plans to modernise the existing systems and processes, some dating back to the 1950s.
A new Place Names Bill will replace outdated sections of the Survey Coordination Act 1944 to provide a more contemporary approach to naming places.