Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Information, Technology and Innovation
A strong economy can be made stronger with a re-elected Hodgman Liberal Government that is helping grow Tasmanian businesses by ensuring they have the information technology needed to grow and in turn create more jobs.
Over our first term in Government, we have seen Tasmania go from strength to strength with 1200 more jobs* in the sector - a most remarkable result.
Increased IT awareness, a strongly developing workforce and access to services will only see this increase.
Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure
Recreational fishing and boating is part of the Tasmanian way of life, and a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will implement a number of practical actions to improve accessibility of our waterways and make it easier for Tasmanians to wet a line.
If re-elected, we will provide $2.2 million over three years to expand and enhance parking facilities and identify overflow parking opportunities at key fishing sites such as Coles Bay, Swansea, Burns Bay at St Helens, and Pirates Bay at Eaglehawk Neck.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government believes that libraries should be called libraries.
It is a fact that many Tasmanians don’t understand why our libraries are called LINC - they don’t know what LINC means.
That is why a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will re-name LINC Tasmania, to end the confusion, to Libraries Tasmania.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Analysis of Labor’s policy commitments less than 3 weeks into the campaign shows that Tasmania will be drowning in bureaucracy under a Labor Government.
Rather than come up with real policies and real solutions, Labor is promising to lumber Tasmania with a slew of expensive new bureaucrats and committees.
Labor in opposition has constantly failed to articulate where they stand on important issues. On every difficult issue, they want to have a ‘conversation’.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy
Another day, another poorly costed policy from Labor.
Today Labor has committed to spend tens of millions of public money installing solar and battery systems on 1000 community housing properties. In its Economic Directions Statement last year Labor set aside $4.8 million to install solar and battery systems on only “40-100 low income households”. Now that their policy is between 10-25 times larger, where is the upfront allocation of at least $48 million in Labor’s costings to pay for it?
Will Hodgman, Premier
Guy Barnett, Liberal Member for Lyons
A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will invest more than $16 million into our school farms, to employ 10 new school farm teachers and upgrade infrastructure at school farms across Tasmania.
This funding includes $7.6 million invested into 10 new FTE teaching staff to support the growing success of school farms, as well as $1.2 million over six years to assist schools with the operational cost of running their farms.