Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to resetting our relationship with Aboriginal communities in Tasmania, and today we are taking a major step to increase recognition of the more than 40,000 years of Tasmanian Aboriginal history, culture and language through a revised Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing
The Hodgman Liberal Government’s Affordable Housing Strategy is helping more people into homes across Tasmania.
In Budget Estimates today I was able to deliver an update on the targets contained within our first Action Plan, as we approach 30 June 2019.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Tasmania’s red meat industry, a vital sector working towards achieving our target of growing the farm gate value of Tasmanian agriculture to $10 billion by 2050.
We have been working closely with the sector to respond to recent challenges, and the Government’s Tasmanian Meat Industry Working Group, chaired by the Hon. Leonie Hiscutt MLC, has completed its report and provided it to the Government.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
Expressions of Interest have now opened to establish a register of providers to receive referrals and deliver counselling for eligible Tasmanian applicants under the National Redress Scheme.
This is an important step toward delivering an important component of the National Redress Scheme.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
Tasmania has outperformed the nation in apprenticeship and traineeship commencements as the Hodgman Liberal Government continues to roll out record funding for education and skills.
In the 12 months to December 2018, the total number of apprenticeship and traineeship commencements in Tasmania increased by 1.1 per cent compared to the previous 12 months (to 4,910 new commencements). Nationally, total commencements decreased by 3.7 per cent over the same period.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Resources
The Hodgman Liberal Government is a proud supporter of Tasmania’s forestry industry, which supports thousands of jobs, many of which are in regional areas.
The recent bushfires heavily impacted the industry in southern Tasmania, where the processing mills at Southwood were temporarily shut down and production forests were damaged by fire.
Across Government, we acted swiftly to assist the forestry industry and affected communities to recover from this serious fire event.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Building and Construction
Tasmanian Government Employees are a step closer to receiving better support for work-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The Hodgman Liberal Government’s nation-leading legislation has now received Royal Assent, which means Tasmania’s public sector servants can more readily access work-related compensation for diagnosed PTSD.