Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier
Congratulations to the crew of Ichi Ban and skipper, Matt Allen, on becoming the overall and handicap winner of the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
I was delighted to present the Tattersalls Cup to the crew of the New South Wales yacht, which also took out the 2017 overall honours. Ichi Ban arrived in the River Derwent on Saturday evening after spending more than two days and six hours at sea.
Congratulations to the crew of Comanche and skipper, Jim Cooney, on taking line honours in the 75th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race this morning.
This world class event consistently produces amazing stories and spectacular scenes and this year was no exception with the super maxis battling out the final stages before Comanche finally prevailed.
There is still a lot of serious sailing to come as yachts battle for the prestigious Tattersalls Cup for the overall handicap title, and the Melbourne to Hobart and Launceston to Hobart races.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government wants all Tasmanians to remain safe and to look after each other this summer.
This week more than 10,000 revellers will converge on Marion Bay for the annual ‘Falls Festival’ in what is an exciting time to come together and celebrate music with friends.
Tasmania Police will have a strong presence at the festival to help reassure festival goers and their loved ones that the venue is a safe place free from antisocial behaviour.
Acting Minister for the Environment, Parks and Heritage,
Visitors to national parks throughout Tasmania will be able to learn more about our reserves and natural spaces this summer when the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s (PWS) award winning Discovery Ranger Program returns for another season.
25 staff across 15 locations will blend entertainment, education and enjoyment at free events at locations including Bruny Island, Lillico, Bridport, St Helens, Smithton, Stanley, Nubeena and Scottsdale from today (27 December).
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.
Tasmania’s reputation as a premium producer of agricultural and seafood products, and as a leading tourism destination is reliant on a rigorous and effective biosecurity system.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Sport and Recreation
Tasmanians will again be able to see some of the State's best athletes compete against interstate adversaries and international rivals at the Christmas Carnival series.
Carnivals are a special part of the summer calendar in Tasmania and thousands of spectators are expected to attend the iconic events right across the State.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanian communities safe.
We are currently seeking public comment on new draft legislation to establish provisions in the Sentencing Act 1997 that will enable serious sex and violence offenders to be declared High Risk Offenders.