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Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s priority is jobs and with the fastest growing economy in Australia, the State’s building and construction sector continues to go from strength to strength.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering on its commitment to support traditional recreational pursuits and the Tasmanian way of life.
This year, the Government has made four additional areas of reserved land available for the 2020 recreational deer hunting season.
The new reserves are:
Elise Archer, Minister for Racing
I was delighted today to officially launch the 2020 Ladbrokes Tasmanian Summer Racing Carnival.
Tasracing and the host racing clubs – the Devonport Racing Club, the Tasmanian Turf Club and the Tasmanian Racing Club – always deliver an excellent program of racing and entertainment, and this summer will be no exception.
This year’s Carnival, which starts this Wednesday with the running of the Devonport Cup, is set to again attract strong interest from local racegoers, interstate punters, trainers and owners.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
Congratulations to all of the delighted parents, family members and friends of the 5735 babies born in Tasmania throughout 2019 (2989 boys & 2746 girls).
Willow and Oliver were the most popular baby names in Tasmania during 2019.
In terms of girls’ names, Willow rose from eighth place in 2018 to be chosen by 53 Tasmanian parents in 2019, edging out Charlotte (44), Ava (33) and Amelia (32). Charlotte had held top place since 2013.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing
On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, our thoughts are with all those affected by the current bushfires across Australia and here in Tasmania.
Daily images on the news and social media of catastrophic bushfires can be confronting, and a traumatic reminder for those who have lived through similar situations.
New fire events can at times lead to people feeling overwhelmed by a range of emotions including stress, sadness and anxiety.
Will Hodgman, Premier
I welcome the Prime Minister’s move to establish the national Bushfire Recovery Agency, which will help coordinate the response to assist communities affected by bushfires across the country.
The agency will help ensure the families, farmers and business owners hit by this season’s devastating bushfires get the support they need as communities recover.
The Prime Minister today briefed me on the agency’s role to work closely with states to identify and implement support and recovery efforts to affected communities.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to creating a more inclusive Tasmania, that empowers women to fully participate in our economic, social, political and community life.