Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing
Tenders for the construction of two important housing projects have been advertised this weekend
Our Wirksworth development is a key Government initiative in Tasmania’s Affordable Housing Action Plan 2019-2023.
The Wirksworth facility will be the first of its kind for Tasmania, providing affordable high-quality care and accommodation to elderly Tasmanians who are financially disadvantaged, homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Sue Hickey, Speaker of the House of Assembly & Liberal Member for Clark,
The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens have experienced their highest visitation on record with its 500,000th visitor walking through the gates today.
The Gardens are a special feature of our capital city, and the second oldest Botanical Garden in the country which recently celebrated its bicentenary.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure
As we head into the long weekend, Tasmania’s recreational boating community is encouraged to take advantage of the incentive to surrender potentially dangerous outdated life jackets.
Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) is encouraging recreational boaters and licence holders to transition to new AS4758.1 life jackets by 2020, through its $200,000 Life Jacket Replacement voucher incentive program.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to investment in education across Tasmania and the 2019-20 State Budget is testament to this with $184.2 allocated million for education infrastructure.
Our budget is all about maintaining the momentum and investing for growth, and these job creating infrastructure projects are an important component of our plan.
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts
A major new contemporary art exhibition, Julie Gough: Tense Past opens at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) tonight as part of this year’s Dark Mofo festival.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Dark Mofo and I am delighted that TMAG has once again been able to join forces with the festival, bringing Tasmanian Aboriginal artist Julie Gough’s powerful work to the attention of a broader audience.
Tense Past explores the impact of colonisation on Tasmania’s first people—then and now.
John Tucker, Liberal Member for Lyons
Labor’s reputation as a lazy, directionless, policy-free, fence-sitting Opposition was on show again in an Estimates week fizzer where they failed to land a blow.
Government Ministers detailed a strong budget delivering record infrastructure, health and education spending, with almost no serious scrutiny or questioning by an Opposition who hadn’t done their homework, don’t have an alternative budget and don’t seem to be across the issues or the budget itself.
Will Hodgman, Premier
On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, I extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Peter Toogood MBE.
Peter was one of our finest ever sportsmen, and is a member of the Tasmanian Sporting Hall of Fame.
His achievements on the golf course are unmatched by any other Tasmanian. He was an eight-time Tasmanian Open Champion, four-time Australian Open Amateur Champion, and the Amateur Champion at the 1954 British Open. In 1981 he was awarded an MBE for services to golf and sport.