Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction
Today and over the past week I have met with and carefully listened to representatives of Tasmania’s building industry, including building surveyors, to discuss the impact of rising insurance costs.
Since taking over the Building and Construction portfolio last week, I have sought a number of urgent briefings from government agencies and industry representatives to fully understand this matter affecting the national insurance market.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman Liberal Government has an ambitious goal to grow the farm gate value of Tasmanian agriculture to $10 billion by 2050. Developing and adopting new practices and technologies will play a vital part in achieving this aim.
The establishment of the new $3 million Agricultural Innovation Fund will drive research, development and extension projects.
Our teachers are overdue a pay rise
Today’s claims by the teachers’ union cannot be believed.
Worse still, the AEU has prevented their members from receiving a long overdue pay rise by reneging on a deal which had, in their own words, 70 per cent member support.
In over 110 meetings with public sector unions, the Government has endeavoured to negotiate with union leaders in good faith.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Hodgman Liberal Government is boosting ambulance services in regional and remote areas across Tasmania, with the first three paramedics now successfully recruited.
Wynyard Ambulance Station is now staffed full-time, with three additional paramedics to providing emergency responses.
This is part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s $125 million investment into Ambulance Tasmania over six years, which includes the progressive recruitment of 42 paramedics in rural areas.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy
Tasmania’s energy generators and developers have come together today to take part in a forum on the future of Tasmania’s electricity system that has the potential to create thousands of jobs across the state.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to working with our generators to unlock Tasmania’s energy potential, and today’s forum is an important part of that as we continue to drive Tasmania’s energy future.
Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Premier
The Tasmanian Government welcomes the constructive feedback, received from a number of unions, in relation to our proposed Terms of Reference for arbitration over public sector wages through the Tasmanian Industrial Commission.
The Government will carefully review the proposals put by each union and consult with them on the final Terms of Reference.
We remain confident that an agreement on the Terms of Reference for arbitration can be reached in the coming weeks.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
NAIDOC Week is an important time for Tasmanians to come together and learn more about the Tasmanian Aboriginal people, their history and their culture.