Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts
I am delighted that a new format for Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island Festival has resulted in an increase of people attending the festival, as confirmed in the official 2019 statistics.
Ten Days’ attracted total attendances of over 18,000, spread across three separate weekends across Tasmania during March.
The new format spread the Festival over three weekends starting with the North-West, followed by the North-East and finally the South.
Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Earlier this year the Hodgman Liberal Government delivered on our commitment to introduce a seven day a week return bus service between the West Coast and the North West.
These changes have been well supported and are part of our plan to ensure bus services more accurately reflect the needs of local communities and provide better access to employment, education and other services.
Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon
The Green movement is tearing itself apart on renewable energy with another former Greens leader, Christine Milne, the latest to attack renewable energy projects in Tasmania.*
Ms Milne’s twitter attack on important Tasmanian projects such as wind farms, a second interconnector, and even pumped hydro have confirmed the Greens cannot reconcile the tension between its protesting, NIMBY identity, and its claims to support renewable energy.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The Hodgman Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of our firefighters and their efforts to keep our communities safe.
Recruiting new career firefighters is vital to maintaining the Tasmania Fire Services’ response strength and the latest trainees are four weeks in to their 15-week course, which will boost overall numbers to 323 career firefighters.
The Tasmania Fire Service is a highly sought after employer that is successfully attracting high quality applicants.
Guy Barnett, Liberal Member for Lyons
The sharks are circling embattled Labor Leader, Rebecca White, following a disastrous media event and subsequent train wreck interview where Ms White tried to mislead journalists.*
After being exposed for holding a media event claiming a house was vacant public housing property, which then turned out to be neither vacant nor public housing, Ms White doubled-down on her gaff in an effort to cover it up:
Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy
Even renewable energy is not safe from the Greens’ anti-everything agenda, with former leader Bob Brown confirming his opposition to the Robbins Island wind farm development.
It beggars belief that Dr Brown would oppose a project that, if approved, will not only create hundreds of jobs on Tasmania’s North West, but also has the potential to inject up to 1000 megawatts of renewable energy into the grid.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
As Minister for Education and Training, I congratulate the 86 finalists across 14 categories in the 2019 Tasmanian Training Awards which have been announced to mark World Youth Skills Day.
The Training Awards recognise the achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students who strive for the highest standards of knowledge and skills within their industry.