Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Elise Archer, Attorney General and Minister for Racing
Improving protection for jockeys, and other professional sportspeople, is one step closer following the passing of amendments to the Civil Liability Act 2002 today in the House of Assembly.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has undertaken significant consultation to ensure Tasmanian sportspeople are afforded appropriate protection under the law.
Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction
If you receive paper bills in the mail you should check to see if it is costing you extra – and if it is, there is a way to look into how to avoid the extra charge.
Consumer, Building and Occupational Services (CBOS) is advising consumers that they may not realise how many bills they receive in the post could be costing them an extra fee.
The fee could be a couple of dollars for some service providers, which can add up for people receiving multiple paper bills over the course of a year.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to strengthening Tasmania’s biosecurity systems to protect our primary industries, environment, community and the tourism sector.
I am proud to announce that today the Biosecurity Bill 2019 has passed both Houses of Parliment without amendment.
This landmark legislation replaces seven current Acts with a single streamlined modern statute that is “fit-for-purpose”.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
"Madam Speaker, I rise today to update the House on the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) Independent Report, into the Tasmanian fires that occurred from December 2018 through to March 2019.
Today I am releasing the AFAC Report which reviews the management of the fires during this period and among other matters, examines the causes, chronology and response to these fires.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing
In a significant step to increase the availability of supported accommodation for Tasmanians in need, the Hodgman majority Liberal Government has entered into an agreement to purchase the property known as The Waratah Hotel in Hobart.
Once upgraded, the facility will offer long term accommodation with on-site specialist services for residents.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
More than 2,500 Tasmanians are set to benefit from the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s latest $3.7 million investment in training.
Education and skills remain at the heart of this Government’s commitment to deliver on our long term Plan for Tasmania and maintain the momentum of our growing economy.
Elise Archer, Minister for Arts
With National Science Week just around the corner, I am proud to announce that the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) has launched a new website to replace a now 50-year-old scientific publication.
Having the Flora of Tasmania available online allows the content to be updated as new research becomes available, providing up to date scientific information on Tasmanian plants.