Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure
Just a day after being sworn in as the new Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, I’ve been meeting the community, working on our initiatives and I called in to inspect the Hodgman Liberal Government’s work at The Neck.
New underground penguin crossings and roadside fencing, delivered as part of the recent upgrade of Bruny Island Main Road at The Neck, are saving penguins lives.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
The Hodgman Liberal Government welcomes the unanimous decision by Tasmania's local councils to join the National Redress Scheme.
It is incumbent on all institutions to take responsibility for any child abuse that occurred within their organisations, and the decision by local government follows discussions between the State and local government sector.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Local Government
It was my pleasure to attend today’s Local Government Association of Tasmania Annual Meeting as the new Minster responsible for this important level of Government.
At the meeting, I announced the release of our Reform Directions Paper for phase two of the Review of Tasmania’s Local Government Legislative Framework.
This is an important step in our plan to ensure the legislation that sets the framework for local government is contemporary and reflective of the needs of the community and the sector.
Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction
As the new Minister for Building and Construction, it is fantastic to see the latest ABS figures released today, confirming Tasmania has the strongest growth in the number of dwelling approvals in Australia, demonstrating the Hodgman Liberal Government’s plan to support the building industry is working.
Not only did dwelling approvals rise by 14 per cent in the year to May 2019 compared to the previous year, but the total value of residential buildings approved grew by 20.2 per cent over the same period.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
Tasmania’s Orange-bellied parrot captive breeding program plays a vitally important role in protecting and growing the population of this critically endangered species.
Will Hodgman, Premier
The Liberal Government is focussed on issues that are important to Tasmanians – improving health and education, keeping Tasmanians safe, taking action on the cost of living, building the infrastructure our growing state needs and protecting our way of life.
The Quarter One update on our Building Your Future – Second Year Agenda outlines how we are delivering on our commitments.
Throughout the quarter, the Government has delivered and progressed more than 106 initiatives, including:
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science and Technology
In an Australian, and possibly world first, Launceston is set to become home to a combined Energy-Internet of Things (IoT) hardware start-up accelerator led by EnergyLab, partnering with a local tech firm.