Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development
Tasmania is a vibrant and inclusive community, and Harmony Week is a chance to celebrate the diversity that makes our state so great.
Welcoming diversity in our community is even more important now than ever before, following the tragedy in Christchurch.
Leonie Hiscutt, Liberal Member for Montgomery
Tourism is one of Tasmania’s great competitive strengths, supporting over 38,000 jobs in every corner of the State and being a major reason why our economy is growing so strongly.
I welcome the news that the long talked about Mount Roland Cableway has been approved to proceed to lease and licence negotiations as part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s innovative Expression of Interest process.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Resources
The Hodgman Liberal Government is a proud supporter of Tasmania’s forestry industry and the thousands of jobs it supports, many of which are in regional areas.
The industry in southern Tasmania was impacted heavily by the recent bushfires, with production forests affected and the processing mills at Southwood temporarily shut down.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
Tasmania’s first integrated medical and search and rescue helicopter service is now in operation - with faster response times for emergency situations forecast to save Tasmanian lives.
We’ve already doubled the state’s contracted helicopter capacity from 1 to 2 on standby. Now we’re literally taking this lifesaving service to the next level.
Michael Ferguson, Leader of the House
The Hodgman Liberal Government will continue to deliver on our strong plan to make Tasmanians’ lives better throughout this year in Parliament.
On Tuesday, the Premier will outline a strong 2019 agenda for strategic economic growth across all regions of the state, ensuring all Tasmanians benefit and the people who most need Government services have access to them.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Independent Review into the Tasmanian QFF incursion and response has now commenced.
The 2018-2019 Queensland fruit fly (QFF) response was the largest biosecurity response in Tasmania’s history, leading to the successful reinstatement of our fruit fly free status in January this year.
The Terms of Reference for the Review will consider the QFF response including the lessons learnt to ensure that Tasmania is best placed to manage the risk which QFF poses to our horticultural industries in terms of -
Elise Archer, Minister for Racing
Congratulations to Tasmania’s favourite filly, Mystic Journey, for her outstanding victory in the inaugural $5 million All-Star Mile held today at Flemington.
Today’s success has cemented Mystic Journey’s growing reputation as the Winx of Tasmanian racing, and comes after her record-breaking win at the Australian Guineas earlier this month.