Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Guy Barnett, Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Today we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Landings and recognise the significant contribution and sacrifice Australians made as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Northern France.
Codenamed Operation Overlord, more than 100,000 troops landed on five beaches along a 50-mile heavily fortified section of France’s Normandy coast.
The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded including fourteen Australians.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Tasmania’s legal assistance sector and 2019-20 State Budget includes record funding of $8.9 million for this purpose.
Today, I am releasing the Evaluation of the Tasmanian Legal Assistance Sector, which is a report considering the appropriateness of funding allocations and services by the legal assistance sector.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to improving the lives of Tasmanians with autism, the second largest primary disability in Tasmania.
In 2018, the Government provided an additional $450,000 of support on top of existing funding for the early diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ongoing funding for the Autism Co-operative Research Centre.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to ensuring all Tasmanian Aboriginal people benefit from a growing economy.
Today we are releasing the finalised Tasmanian State Service Aboriginal Employment Strategy to 2022 that demonstrates how we are working to close the gap in employment inequality experienced by Aboriginal people.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Planning
Minister for Housing
The Hodgman Liberal Government is progressing the rezoning of government land to assist in boosting the supply of affordable housing in Tasmania.
We need to pull all the levers we can to address the current housing shortage, and the rezoning of surplus government land will play a major role in meeting the increased demand for social and affordable homes across Tasmania.
Elise Archer, Minister for Corrections
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
A dedicated TasTAFE Campus will soon open at Risdon Prison to provide better learning pathways for inmates and increase the number of inmates participating in vocational training.
The campus will run as part of a three-year memorandum of understanding between TasTAFE and the Department of Justice from July 2019, with the full transition planned for 2020.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics State Final Demand for the March 2019 confirms Tasmania has the strongest economy in the nation.
In the March 2019 quarter, State Final Demand grew one per cent compared to the previous quarter, in real trend terms. This was the highest growth rate in the nation.
Over the year to March 2019, State Final Demand grew 5.2 per cent, which again, was the highest annual growth rate in the nation.
These results demonstrate that the Hodgman Liberal Government’s Plan for Tasmania is working.