Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier;
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmanian volunteer firefighters will be eligible for financial support from the Australian Government for loss of income while fighting this season’s bushfires.
Volunteers can apply for assistance of $300 a day, with a total cap of $6,000. The financial support is not means tested and is tax-free.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to building a better health care system for all Tasmanians.
Part of this commitment is access to quality health care for Tasmanians living in rural and regional communities.
This is exactly why we are backing them with our $15 million Rural Hospital and Ambulance Station Fund, because we know how important these facilities are for those local communities.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to maintaining and expanding our world-class biosecurity systems that protect and underpin our $2.4 billion agriculture and seafood sector, $3.09 billion a year agricultural exports and $3.03 billion tourism industry.
Jane Howlett, Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Community Development
The Hodgman Majority Liberal Government is improving the safety of the Arthur Highway at Eaglehawk Neck and is seeking feedback from the community on the proposed upgrades.
Eaglehawk Neck is a popular destination for locals and tourists on the Tasman Peninsula, and this project is part of the Government’s $72 million Roads Package to support Tasmania’s Visitor Economy.
Will Hodgman, Premier
With more people in work than ever before, and our economy the fastest growing in the nation, the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s mission in 2020 is to ensure the economic momentum continues and our strong economy works for everyone.
The Third Quarter Update on our Second Year Agenda reflects progress on a range of commitments to build a stronger community with an increased investment into schools and hospitals, police and ambulance services and the infrastructure our growing state needs.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Last year there were 32 people killed on Tasmania’s roads, slightly down from 33 in 2018.
Fortunately there have been no fatalities recorded on Tasmania’s roads over the Christmas/New year period to date.
While every single death on our roads is a tragedy for family, friends and the whole community, serious injuries also can cause ongoing pain suffering and trauma for Tasmanians as well as pressures on individuals, families and community and social services.
Will Hodgman, Premier
David Littleproud, Federal Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management
Bushfire-affected residents in Break O’Day now have access to $250 per adult and $125 per child, and up to $1000 per family to help cover the costs of immediate essentials.
Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.