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Guy Barnett, Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Across the Commonwealth this weekend, people will take the time to commemorate the 79th anniversary of the famous Battle of Britain.
Tasmanian pilots played a key role in this World War II conflict, as the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom against the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) between July 10 and October 31 1940.
Of the 2,365 pilots from Commonwealth and allied countries who fought the battle, 446 gave their lives saving Britain from imminent invasion and defeat, including 14 Australians.
Elise Archer, Minister for Racing
As Minister for Racing it was my pleasure to attend the Tasmanian Thoroughbred Awards night held in Launceston on Friday night.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Tasmania’s thoroughbred racing industry that contributes almost $100 million to the local economy every year.
The past year has shown the quality of Tasmania’s racehorses and participants with some amazing results recorded across Tasmanian tracks, as well as interstate in some of the nation’s biggest races.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to strengthening Tasmania’s biosecurity systems to protect our primary industries, environment, community and the tourism sector.
Tasmania’s reputation as a premium producer of agricultural and seafood products, and as a leading tourism destination, is reliant on a rigorous and effective biosecurity system.
Tasmania’s new landmark Biosecurity Act (2019), replaces seven current Acts with a single streamlined modern statute that is “fit-for-purpose”.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Labor’s reheating of the former, failed Economic Development Minister, David O’Byrne, as Shadow Treasurer demonstrates just how out of touch they remain on Tasmania’s economy.
Tasmanians will not forget that under David O’Byrne’s economic stewardship 10,000 Tasmanians lost their job, our state was driven into recession, and people were fleeing for the mainland.
David O’Byrne cannot be believed until he commits to producing an alternative budget each and every year.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of Tasmania Police and we are investing to ensure our officers have the tools and infrastructure needed to do their job and protect Tasmanians.
I’m pleased to announce land has now been secured in Longford to build a new $5 million purpose-built police station to service the needs of Longford and the greater Northern Midlands community now and into the future.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Human Services
Foster and Kinship Care Week 2019 provides an opportunity to recognise the tremendous service that foster carers perform in our community and in the lives of individual children.
Becoming a foster carer can be a rich and rewarding experience, and the Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to doing everything we can to support our foster carers who provide positive and nurturing environments for children.
Jacquie Petrusma, Liberal Member for Franklin
The construction of new toilets and a face lift for the historic Superintendent’s Cottage are part of a $330,000 investment by the Hodgman majority Liberal Government into better facilities on Bruny Island.
The new toilets at Cape Bruny Lighthouse, at South Bruny National Park, will help address concerns about access to amenities for locals and visitors at this popular historic site.
Visitor numbers to Cape Bruny Lighthouse have been increasing consistently over the past decade reaching about 160,000 last year.