Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to building a better health system for Tasmanians.
This is why we fought so hard to have the Morrison Liberal government bring forward funding for more elective surgery and more endoscopies.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Topping off an incredible year for Tasmanian businesses and the economy, the NAB Business Survey has revealed today that Tasmanian businesses continue to be the most confident in the country.
This is great news for Tasmanians, as we know confident businesses invest for growth and employ more people.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy
Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Growth
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is taking action to ensure Tasmania makes the most of our natural advantages and renewable resources to become a global producer and exporter of renewable hydrogen energy.
Minister Barnett is today launching our Hydrogen prospectus at the Tasmanian Energy Symposium in Beijing to attract global investors to Tasmania, supporting businesses and creating hundreds of jobs, particularly in regional Tasmania.
Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Minister for Resources
As strong supporters of Tasmania’s sustainable forest industries, the Hodgman majority Liberal Government welcomes today’s news that Ta Ann Tasmania will restart its Huon mill at Southwood.
The mill, which was fire damaged during last summer’s devastating bushfires, plays an important part of the value adding processing capability in Tasmania, helping to increase the on-island value derived from our sustainable timber resources.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is working with the whole Tasmanian community towards our long-term vision of zero deaths or serious injuries on Tasmanian roads.
As part of our Towards Zero Action Plan 2020-2024, the Tasmanian Government will invest $75 million to help save lives on our roads over the next five years.
Importantly, the Action Plan delivers $50 million for infrastructure improvements on rural roads, in busy urban areas, and for vulnerable road users across the state.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government will provide nearly $2.2 million in new grant funding for community and not-for-profit organisations to invest in the health and wellbeing of their communities.
Twenty-six organisations across Tasmania have been successful in securing Healthy Tasmania Fund grants of up to $200 000.
The grants are aimed at reducing smoking, improving healthy eating and physical activity, and reducing the rates of obesity in Tasmania.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering its commitment to facilitate a sustainable gaming industry in Tasmania that supports freedom of choice, minimises harm, backs jobs and provides increased returns to fund Government services.
As promised, hotels and clubs will retain no less than 50 per cent of gross returns from gaming, with the new deal set to generate nearly $1 billion in total revenue for the Government over the 20 year licence period.