Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Human Services
A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will keep the Ashley Youth Detention Centre (AYDC) open on its current site, protecting jobs in the local community.
We will invest $7.28 million into a major redesign and upgrade of thea facility, to make it fit for purpose, and continue to improve the model of care, as part of a modern, integrated state-wide therapeutic youth justice model.
Upgrading AYDC is one of the options canvassed in the Noetic report which I am also releasing today.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Shack owners right around the state will be smashed by Labor's new vacant property tax, with what amounts to a "shack tax".
Under Labor's vacant property tax, shack owners will be whacked with annual bills of up to $5,000 unless they put their shacks on long-term rental.
For most Tasmanians who have a shack at their favourite holiday destination so they can spend a few weeks each year there of precious holiday time, putting their shack on long-term rental is simply not an option.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Not content with telling Tasmanians when they can and can’t gamble, Labor now want to take control of your family home and tell you much time you need to spend there.
Hidden in the fine print of Labor’s Affordable Housing policy is a commitment to consider introducing a “vacant property tax”.
Retirees who spend part of the year interstate, and mum and dad property investors, may be particularly hard hit by this new Labor tax.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for State Growth
Accolade Wines’ Eddystone Point Tasmania Pinot Noir 2016, signature wine from producer Bay of Fires, has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Export Wine of Show International Judges Trophy at the 2018 Tasmanian Wine Show Awards held at Josef Chromy Wines near Launceston.
The Tasmanian Government remains committed to showcasing Tasmania’s best products to the world and is a proud supporter of our world-class local producers.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Elise Archer, Minister for Corrections
A re-elected majority Liberal Government will significantly increase prison capacity state-wide, with new facilities to be built in both the north and south of the State.
Premier Will Hodgman said that a new, 270 bed northern prison will be joined by a new 70 bed remand centre in the south.
"These major projects will relieve pressures experienced by the Tasmania Prison Service (TPS), and also provide a massive boost for the economy", Mr Hodgman said.
Elise Archer, Minister for Justice and Liberal Member for Denison
A re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to building Tasmania’s infrastructure for the 21st century.
The Royal Hobart Showgrounds is an important multi-purpose community facility in the heart of the northern suburbs.
Considerable work has already taken place to put the Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania onto a sustainable footing, including the Bunnings development.
Rene Hidding, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Police Minister Rene Hidding has challenged Labor to match the Liberals' promise of 125 additional police statewide if re-elected.
"The Hodgman Liberal Government is serious about boosting our police front line after the Labor-Green minority Government callously cut 108 officers from the force."
"That is why a re-elected majority Liberal Government will recruit an additional 125 Police Officers in the next term of Government."