Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Premier & Minister for Sport and Recreation
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to developing and supporting opportunities for all Tasmanians to participate in more sport and recreation, including the investment in sport and programs encouraging all Tasmanians to be more physically and mentally healthy and active. We are also committed to bringing the highest level of sporting content to Tasmania whenever it is feasible to do so.
Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction
The Hodgman Liberal Government is taking action to improve quad bike safety in Tasmania.
The series of sessions launched today will be held around the State, aimed at increasing education and awareness to ensure farmers can continue to use quad bikes as an important piece of farming equipment, in a safe manner.
The sessions, run by Safe Farming Tasmania, WorkSafe Tasmania and the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association, coincide with the start of the quad bike rebate scheme.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The Hodgman Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of Tasmania Police and understands that investing in cutting-edge technology will help keep our communities safe.
Today we are delivering on our commitment to invest in police drones (Remotely Piloted Aircraft) and 16 drones will be rolled out around the State during July.
The drones are part of a $400,000 4-year commitment with the first 16 drones plus training and CASA licensing for police officers costing $100,000.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Hodgman Liberal Government welcomes the decision by Tasmanian nurses to accept the Government’s offer of a 2.1 per cent pay rise for 12 months.
About 80 per cent of Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation members voted in favour of the offer, which demonstrates it was fair and reasonable, and represents a significant benefit to nurses working in the Tasmanian public service.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
Submissions have now closed in response to the Discussion Paper into Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001.
Section 194K of the Evidence Act 2001 currently prohibits the identification of complainants in sexual offence proceedings, including when the person is an adult at the time of publication and consents to being identified, without a court order.
Will Hodgman, Premier
I welcome the Member for Clark, Ms Hickey’s, clear commitment to guarantee supply and confidence to the Government.
This week I have had positive and constructive discussions with Ms Hickey about a range of issues important to her.
My Government always welcomes proposals that will deliver positive outcomes for Tasmanians, and we will work with Ms Hickey further on her ideas.
Elise Archer, Minister for Racing
As Minister for Racing in the Hodgman Liberal Government, it is my pleasure to welcome the iconic Melbourne Cup today in Hobart as part of its annual international tour.
Tasmania is particularly honoured to be selected as the first leg of the 2019 tour, with the Cup visiting all corners of Australia and heading overseas before the famed race is held on the first Tuesday in November.