Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Roger Jaensch, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Trade, and Red Tape Reduction
The number of jobs in Tasmania is holding steady at near record levels according to ABS data released today.
In October this year, 245,300 Tasmanians were working, just short of the record set in August this year of 245,600 jobs.
That means that since the Hodgman Government was elected well over 10,000 jobs have been created.
Elise Archer, Minister for Justice
The Government is working closely with the Legislative Council to deliver important sentencing reforms, including suspended sentences.
Today, the Government has proposed a number of amendments to our legislation to phase out suspended sentences.
The amendments will enable alternative sentencing measures to become available on commencement, with the abolition of suspended sentences to be deferred pending an assessment of uptake of the new alternatives.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Information Technology and Innovation
Congratulations to Tasmania’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) leaders recognised at the second annual Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards today.
The Hodgman Liberal Government launched the STEM awards to acknowledge our scientific achievers and inspire others by showcasing innovative achievements across these core fields of study and research in the State.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Tasmania’s spectacular West Coast is set to become Tasmania’s next iconic drive.
Developing and branding a unique drive experience to the West will be the first priority of a new Tasmanian Journeys Project which is designed to encourage more visitors to explore and stay in our regions.
Will Hodgman, Premier
The Tasmanian Government’s nation-leading Family Violence Action Plan has been recognised at the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in the Public Service.
The Family Violence Cross Agency Working Group, which has overseen the implementation of these important reforms, was awarded the Prime Minister’s Collaboration Award and a commendation for Sustainable Excellence in Public Sector Management.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Planning and Local Government
I note that today the Legislative Council has supported our legislation to provide certainty for the people of Glenorchy, which will mean a new council will be elected early next year.
As a result of the Supreme Court’s decision today, I also expect to receive the Board of Inquiry report shortly.
I will release the report as soon as possible following a detailed consideration of its findings so that voters can be fully informed.
Sarah Courtney, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier
The Hodgman Liberal Government has a strong reputation for supporting top tier sports events to help boost tourism and jobs in regional Tasmania.
Through Events Tasmania, we are delighted to partner Cycling Tasmania to help secure the Oceania Road Cycling Championships in March 2018 – an event that is expected to see 500 people stay in Northern and North-West Tasmania for at least 4 nights.