Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
One of Australia’s most famous yachts will be brought back to life by the Windeward Bound Foundation to provide new training opportunities for young Tasmanians.
The restoration of the Mistral ll will provide 18 disadvantaged young Tasmanians with training opportunities and a chance to learn new skills, build confidence and prepare for entering the workforce.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Tourism is one of Tasmania’s greatest competitive advantages, and today’s Tourism Research Australia data demonstrates how the strength of the sector is helping to grow our economy and create jobs.
The latest TRA figures, from 2017-18, show the number of direct and indirect jobs in the tourism industry in Tasmania has grown 7.8 per cent to 42,800. This is the second highest growth in the country and well above the national average of 5.3 per cent.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Local Government
Following the release of the Review’s proposed Reform Directions on 3 July 2019, consultation sessions are being held around the State.
I am pleased to see high levels of engagement so far with the Review on the proposed Reforms. Consultation gives Tasmanians the opportunity to speak with the Review team, ask questions about the Review and have their say about the proposed Reform Directions.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
The NAB Monthly Business Survey results for July 2019 confirm, for the seventh month in a row, Tasmania’s business conditions are the best in the nation, three times better than the national result in trend terms.
The Survey also found that Tasmania’s businesses were the most confident in the nation during the month of July.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Following an open public tender process, the Hodgman majority Liberal Government has recently finalised contracts with Westpac Banking Corporation and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for the provision of Government Banking Services from 1 August 2019 until 31 July 2024.
The Westpac Banking Corporation will provide Transactional Banking, Supplementary Revenue Collection and Card Services to the Government.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia will provide School Banking Services to the Government.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is investing in essential services to provide Tasmanians with the right care, in the right place, at the right time. As part of this, a Community Rapid Response Southern service is now keeping patients out of hospital and cared for in the community, easing pressure on the busy Royal Hobart Hospital.
The Community Rapid Response service was launched in Hobart after a successful trial in Launceston, offering care to patients at home seven days a week.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Growth
Once again, Labor has failed to complete even basic research before shooting from the hip and firing off a patently false press release.
The question is, will Labor’s Minister for Losing 10,000 Jobs, David O’Byrne accept his stuff up, or simply blame it on his staff like his leader did in the case of the occupied Clarendon Vale rental property?
Simply, the facts are: