Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Growth
Community consultation for the upgrade of the East Derwent Highway, between Golf Links Road and Sugarloaf Road in Geilston Bay, opens today.
The upgrades will improve traffic flow and safety for all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, and provide consistency with other sections of the dual lane highway.
Proposed improvements include duplicating the existing highway to create two lanes in each direction, as well as intersection upgrades to provide safer access to and from the highway.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science and Technology
Tasmania’s ICT sector has today launched FutureFest 2019, a week-long celebration of technology in our State including networking events, summits, an entrepreneurial pitch night and a range of professional development opportunities.
The festival includes a packed program of 32 events across Hobart and Launceston, all of which will help to showcase Tasmania’s diverse and innovative technological capability.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Sport and Recreation
Twenty five sport and recreation clubs from across Tasmania will receive funding from the first round of the 2019-20 Sport and Recreation Minor Grants Program.
The Sport and Recreation Minor Grants Program is delivered in two funding rounds and helps improve access to safe and quality participation in sport and recreation.
Total funding allocated this round is $82,418, assisting clubs to provide equipment and undertake small facility upgrades.
Some of the projects to receive funding include:
Guy Barnett, Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Every year, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month we pause to remember those men and women who have served and sacrificed for their country.
11 November 2019 will mark 101 years since the end of World War One. At 11am on 11 November 1918 the guns fell silent on the Western Front, ending four years of devastating warfare.
World War One claimed more than 16 million lives from around the globe, including over 60,200 Australians.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
A total of 6,937 Tasmanian Year 11 and 12 students will begin their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) from tomorrow, and will run until the 21st of November.
Students will sit at one of 30 exam centres around the state, with written exams undertaken in 50 accredited courses.
The first day of exams will see students studying Religion and Chemistry pick up their pens, with Economics and Drama marking the completion of the exam period.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government recognises the value of Tasmania’s honey and pollination industries, which is why we committed $750,000 over three years for the Bee Industry Futures actions and remain committed to ensuring the maximum practical access to Leatherwood.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Tasmania is playing an important role in the effort to fight the devastating bushfires in NSW, and supporting the communities affected.
Last night, a strike team from Tasmania was assigned to the Kangawalla fire near Glen Innes to provide property protection of the Wybalena township.