Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Elise Archer, Minister for Corrections
From tomorrow tenders are being advertised for the supply, installation and maintenance of a new telephony system for use throughout Tasmania’s prison system, included as part of the Hodgman Government’s $340 million new prison infrastructure agenda.
The existing system uses outdated technology, having been installed in 2010.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
The Tasmanian Government welcomes the announcement by Qantas of an additional 8800 seats between Hobart and Sydney during the peak summer season.
This is another vote of confidence in our booming visitor economy and cements Tasmania’s well-earned reputation as a must-see destination.
Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction
Tasmanians are being warned against thinking they are “too smart to be scammed” ahead of Scams Awareness Week (12-16 August).
According to the Scams Awareness Network, Australians made more than 177,000 scam reports to the ACCC’s Scamwatch and reported a total loss of more than $107 million in 2018.
Investment and online dating scams continue to be the most financially devastating scams affecting Australians, and business email scams are quickly catching up with them.
John Tucker, Liberal Member for Lyons
New toilets installed at the northern end of Wineglass Bay will help to protect the sensitive natural and cultural values while improving the visitor experience at one of Tasmania’s favourite national parks.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is a strong supporter of regional tourism, and we understand as visitation to our parks increases, so must our investment in parks infrastructure.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science and Technology
Thousands of Tasmanian students have helped kick off National Science Week with hundreds of exciting events in Tasmania this morning.
Bringing together great minds, big ideas and a thirst for knowledge, Australia’s largest science festival makes the interesting, the perplexing and the fascinating accessible to everyone.
With the Festival of Bright Ideas open to everyone tomorrow, it is a chance for all to see how science impacts our daily lives and how it will shape our future.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for the Environment, Parks and Heritage
Tasmania’s environment is one of our greatest assets and we all share responsibility to protect it.
Today, the Hodgman majority Liberal Government, in partnership with the Environment Protection Authority, has launched a new resource for primary schools to help students understand the importance of combatting litter.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The passing of the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2019 through its second reading in the Legislative Council is excellent news for our hardworking and diligent Tasmania Police officers.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to supporting our police officers, who put themselves at risk to protect Tasmanians every day.