Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Morrison Government is boosting funding for Tasmanian healthcare, with a $91.9 million Tasmanian Health Plan that addresses healthcare needs and provides affordable and accessible healthcare, and an additional $25.6 million for the North and North-West*.
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Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources
There is no stronger or more consistent supporter of the mining and minerals sector than the Hodgman majority Liberal Government and we are committed to grow the industry.
We are delivering on our Mining for Tasmania’s Future Policy, which is providing the right settings to encourage investment and ensure the mining and minerals sector remains an economic cornerstone of Tasmania.
This is a sector that provides more than 55 per cent of Tasmania’s commercial exports, and employs more than 5,600 jobs, many in regional communities.
Mark Shelton, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania is providing new tools for our emergency services to prevent and detect health and wellbeing risks impacting our hardworking and diligent frontline staff.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to protecting and supporting our frontline emergency service staff with the delivery of our election commitment for the rollout of the $6 million MyPulse program.
Will Hodgman, Premier & Minister for Trade
This Antarctic season will see hundreds of international and Australian expeditioners transit through Hobart on their way to Antarctica, creating great commercial opportunities for Tasmanian businesses and suppliers.
Foreign nations staging missions from Tasmania this season include Italy, France, Korea, New Zealand and Japan, with vessels in port and expeditioners transiting through Hobart to either join ocean expeditions here or to fly direct from Hobart to Antarctica.
Elise Archer, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Nation leading laws that help protect Tasmania’s children and hold offenders to account are another step closer with the Criminal Code and Related Legislation Amendment (Child Abuse) Bill today passing the Legislative Council.
This Bill introduces a number of important reforms to Tasmania’s laws, and delivers on the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s commitment to make people in religious ministry mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse, even when they have obtained that knowledge in the confessional.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Mental Health & Wellbeing
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s Mental Health Hospital in the Home service is reducing hospital admissions at the Royal Hobart Hospital and has had a positive impact on patient flow.
In its first three months, from March to June this year, the new service had 36 admissions and 29 discharges, with the average length of admission being 21.5 days.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
In typical Greens fashion, outrage first, details second.
Rather than engaging in the consultation process or seeking a briefing, instead the Greens fall back to their standard response of scaremongering.
Contrary to accusations made by the Greens, the penalty provisions in no way impedes freedom of speech.
The examples given on the ABC this morning are wrong. There will be no sanction for the use of colloquial names or Aboriginal names whether dual or otherwise.