Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy
Under the Hodgman majority Liberal Government, Tasmania has the lowest emissions in the country and is well on track to achieve our 2022 target of 100 percent renewable energy production, while delivering the country’s lowest regulated electricity prices.
We have nation-building pumped hydro projects being progressed to deliver clean, reliable and low-cost energy to Tasmania and mainland states.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to helping disadvantaged learner drivers get the experience needed to gain their driver’s licence.
That’s why we are investing in the Learner Driver Mentor Program (LDMP), which assists learners in gaining the essential hours of driving experience needed to obtain a driving licence.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Local Government
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government takes the protection of our unique wildlife seriously, and we are acting swiftly to bring on stronger penalties for dog attacks on wildlife.
Today the Government is releasing proposed changes to the Dog Control Act 2000 for public comment.
Changes include a new offence for instances where a dog injures or kills any sensitive wildlife in any area specified by the Minister responsible for the Nature Conservation Act 2002.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources
How easy it must be for the Greens and their mates to be sanctimonious in Salamanca as they attack hardworking Tasmanian foresters.
How easy it must be to for them to sit there and attack the livelihoods of more than 5,700 forestry workers.
If the Greens, and their mates in the Wilderness Society, spent a little less time sipping soy lattes and did their homework they would see how important Tasmania’s sustainable forests are to our regions.
Will Hodgman, Premier
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government understands the importance of the digital economy and the critical role it will play in the future success of our state.
That’s why we are supporting the industry to grow with a number of key initiatives, including our ongoing investment in Enterprize, which has a bright new home in the redeveloped Macquarie House site, officially opened today.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has opened a tender for a major technological transformation of Tasmania’s justice system.
The $24.5 million Justice Connect project will provide a more effective and efficient justice system, including across our courts and prisons.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Disability Services and Community Development
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to ensuring all Tasmanians have every opportunity to be healthy, happy and productive.
That’s why we are encouraging Tasmanians to apply for the Multicultural Grants Program 2020 and Learning Grants Program 2019-20, which officially open today.
The Multicultural Grants Program aims to assist migrants to settle and feel welcome in Tasmania by providing funding for projects that: