Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Elise Archer, Attorney-General
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government has today released its Second Annual Progress Report and Action Plan 2020 for implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
This report provides details of the Hodgman Government’s ongoing work to prevent child sexual abuse, protect vulnerable people, and strengthen child sexual abuse laws.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to supporting unique Tasmanian nature based tourism experiences, which are helping to grow our economy, encourage visitation and create jobs in every corner of the state.
Today I joined Luke Martin, CEO of the Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania to launch a research project that will assist Government, Industry and tourism operators, to better understand the economic contribution of the nature based tourism sector.
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts
A mix of regional youth dance, visual arts, contemporary theatre and community art and cultural activities will all share in over $98,000 in grant funding through the latest round of Arts Tasmania’s Northern Tasmania Arts Organisations Initiative.
Our Government has demonstrated its strong commitment to the cultural and creative industries in the regions through the continuation of direct support for regional arts organisations and arts activities occurring in Tasmania’s North and North West.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing
Alison Standen’s ludicrous claims demonstrate why Labor lacks substance, while the Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering the State’s largest ever housing spend.
The Tasmanian Government currently provides over 12,500 social housing properties state-wide.
Our first Affordable Housing Action Plan, completed in June, assisted more than 1,600 additional households across the spectrum of need, from homeless accommodation to social housing and affordable home ownership.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is continuing to deliver on our commitment to Reset the Relationship with Tasmanian Aboriginal communities, which includes investing in initiatives to empower and encourage the next generation of Aboriginal female leaders.
Today I am pleased to announce the Young Tasmanian Aboriginal Women and Girls Leaders Scholarship 2020 program, an initiative of the Tasmanian Government to support emerging leaders.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Following five years as Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) Secretary, Dr John Whittington, has accepted a new role as the Chief Executive of the Blue Economy CRC.
The international organisation brings together aquaculture and renewable energy sectors to enhance the delivery of off-shore, vertically integrated production systems, with a focus on growing a marine-based blue economy. The role is based in Tasmania.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Tasmania has what the rest of the world wants with our world class agricultural research, production quality and safety standards paving the way for Tasmania to potentially supply the traditional Chinese medicines (TCM) market.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s latest Tasmanian trade and investment delegation to China is helping open up this lucrative export market opportunity for local producers.