Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman Liberal Government remains totally committed to eradicating fruit fly from our State.
With the onset of winter we will maintain control area restrictions until we are declared fruit fly free, we will continue with pre-border and border treatment and monitoring and will be compiling evidence for the Commonwealth to use in negotiations with our trading partners in key markets.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing
Labors’ embarrassing question time today shows they have nothing to offer Tasmanians except carping and negativity.
It is clear Labor’s only plan for housing is endless reviews and to impose higher taxes on Tasmanians.
The people voted against their weak policies at the election, and the people are never wrong.
Reebcca White has also flip-flopped again on population growth, having now had three different positions since late last year.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Building and Construction
Residential building work in Tasmania has increased by a staggering 18.6 per cent according to the latest ABS Construction Work Done statistics released today.
The March quarter statistics show the Tasmanian result is significantly higher than the national increase of 1.7 per cent.
While the initial figures come ahead of the more comprehensive building activity data due for release in July 2018, the trend shows we are getting on with the job of building more houses for Tasmanians.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Local Government
There has been considerable discussion in recent times about the proposed sale of churches and cemeteries by the Anglican Church throughout Tasmania.
Understandably, the concerns raised by many are about arrangements relating to the management of cemeteries and what any potential sale will mean for families in terms of visitation and caring for cemeteries in the future.
Ben Moloney, Project Director RHH Redevelopment
The Managing Contractor is securing a section of scaffolding at the RHH Redevelopment construction site damaged by today’s strong winds.
Safety is our priority and the Managing Contractor is working with Worksafe to ensure the site is secure.
Some areas of the Clinical School may be impacted for a short period.
Staff accessing the Clinical School are asked to refer to signs in place regarding access to the area.
Further information will be provided shortly.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
The Hodgman Liberal Government has acted swiftly to provide assistance to individuals and Councils in the aftermath of the recent devastating floods in the South.
Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements have been activated in conjunction with the Federal Government.
This includes the activation of the Natural Disaster Relief to Local Government Policy to allow for joint State and Commonwealth Government funding contributions towards reimbursing Councils’ costs relating to the floods.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources
So far, more than 500 people and businesses have shown interest in the Hermal Group’s $190 million Cross Laminated Plantation timber mill and production facility.
There have been 350 inquires about employment opportunities at the mill, and 150 businesses who have offered to help complete work on the project.
The ground-breaking project gives a significant boost to business confidence in the region and the forestry industry.