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Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing
Tasmanian Labor has nothing to offer this state except negativity and fear.
Alison Standen’s release this afternoon includes a basic error which shows the Shadow Minister for Housing’s lazy approach to discussing what are actually very important measures.
When referring to the number of people housed, Ms Standen said “only 90 people per quarter are being provided with housing.” This is blatantly wrong. At best it is an error out of ignorance. At worst Ms Standen is being deliberately misleading.
Roger Jaensch, Acting Treasurer
In a string of strong results, Tasmania has recorded the fastest growth in retail trade in the country both in the year to, and month of November 2019.
Tasmanians hit the shops prior to the festive season, with retail turnover in Tasmania for November 2019 reaching $572 million in trend terms, hitting a new monthly record.
Over the year to November 2019, Tasmanian retail trade grew 4.9 per cent in trend terms, the highest growth rate in the nation, and nearly double national growth of 2.9 per cent.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing, Human Services, Disability Services and Community Development
The latest Communities Tasmania dashboard for the September 2019 quarter released today shows significant improvements in a number of areas.
The number of applicants on the Social Housing Register increased by 114 across the quarter, but the average time for housing priority applicants has dropped from 67 to 61 weeks and the number of households assisted through Private Rental Assistance increased from 155 in June to 196 in September.
Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to helping Tasmanian businesses grow.
Moonah based business BSH has been awarded the contract for a $2.6 million upgrade of the electronic security system and associated building works at the Hobart Reception Prison in Liverpool Street.
BSH has significant experience in the installation and commissioning of complex security systems and has been involved in many other security upgrades for the Tasmanian Prison Service.
Elise Archer, Liberal Member for Clark
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to building a better health system for all Tasmanians, which is why it is great to see that the caring staff at BreastScreen Tasmania are being recognised at a national level for the incredible job they carry out across the State in providing a vital early breast cancer detection service.
According to the nation’s accreditation body, Tasmanian women are receiving the highest quality life-saving breast screening services in Australia.
Will Hodgman, Premier;
David Littleproud, Federal Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management,
Recovery and Restoration Grants of up to $9,400 have been made available to support people in the Break O’Day Council area whose homes have been damaged or destroyed by the Fingal bushfires.
Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management David Littleproud said the Commonwealth and Tasmanian governments are committed to supporting the immediate needs of bushfire affected communities.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
The union claims that I have denied that assaults took place over the Christmas to New Year period are completely false.
There has been no series of serious assaults over the Christmas to New Year period.
Over that period, there was one reported incident of assault on a member of correctional staff on 30 December. That staff member was taken to hospital as a precaution, but was not admitted.