Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Guy Barnett, Liberal Member for Lyons
Federal Labor today released its report into this year’s election defeat, however 614 days after Tasmanian Labor’s election defeat, Rebecca White still refuses to release the report into her party’s shock loss.
Rebecca White is clearly desperate to keep the skeletons buried from Labor’s third worst election performance.
There’s no doubt Labor’s refusal to release this secret report and failure to take a stand on the tough issues stems from the internal turmoil as the Labor Party struggles with a leadership identity crisis.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources
The latest attack by Labor on regional communities is expected to cost thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars, with the Victorian Labor Government is set to shut down their native timber production industry by 2030.
Across the country, Labor continues to sacrifice regional jobs to keep their inner city Green voters happy.
Tasmanians need to know where Rebecca White and Labor stands on native forestry supporting jobs in our regions.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for State Growth
Two of China’s icebreakers Xue Long and Xue Long 2 are visiting Hobart this week cementing Tasmania’s status as the world’s leading Antarctic gateway – by both sea and air.
Our state has a unique competitive advantage due to our proximity to Antarctica and the Hodgman majority Liberal Government is capitalising on this to grow the value of this important sector.
Our Antarctic sector currently employs more than 850 Tasmanians and value adds an enormous $186 million into the Tasmanian economy each year.
Elise Archer, Minister for Corrections
As Minister for Corrections I called in to Westbury again this afternoon with the Premier and my Lyons Liberal colleagues, following a Cabinet meeting in Launceston, to talk with some local residents regarding the Northern Regional Prison preferred site.
We met with residents and local business owners who came forward with both constructive and informative feedback, and I welcome this as a part of our ongoing consultation with the Meander Valley community.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
The Walls of Jerusalem National Park in the heart of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA), is our second most popular backcountry walking destination, hosting 6000 – 8000 visitors annually.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is investing in visitor infrastructure at the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, greatly improving the visitor experience to this key site, while protecting the surrounding environment and improving sustainability.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing
International and Australian mental health experts have gathered today in Hobart as part of a two-day forum to help develop an integrated youth mental health system, to better address the needs of young Tasmanians.
Tasmania’s Youth Mental Health Forum brought policy makers, practitioners, service providers and young people together to discuss emerging themes within youth mental health such as a lack of awareness of services and support, and how to better coordinate existing services.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania’s iconic visitor destinations and a major visitor draw card, expected to attract up to 339,000 visitors by 2020. That is why the Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to delivering the Cradle Mountain Master Plan and has made an unprecedented investment of $56.8 million for the development of essential infrastructure at the new Visitor Gateway and at Dove Lake.