Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
Labor have no plan for mental health and no plan for Tasmania’s health system other than sending sick people to hotels.
In fact, the grand total of new mental health beds promised by Labor is zero.
Rebecca White is so embarrassed by Labor’s policy free zone that she today resorted to making up falsehoods about what I said at a media conference yesterday.
Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon
Tonight the Burnie City Council will vote on a motion to fix a bungle of its own making.
After dragging its feet for nearly a year, Council will consider how it can ensure the Burnie Surf Life Saving Club continues to have access to function facilities which were removed as a result of the council stuffing up the club lease.
I am very pleased a resolution is in sight because the Burnie Surf Life Saving Cub is a vital and highly respected part of our community.
Matthew Groom, Acting Attorney-General
The Hodgman Liberal Government has today tabled our Bill that will mean serious sex offenders, drug traffickers and violent criminals will no longer be eligible for suspended sentences.
Criminals see a suspended jail sentence as effectively no punishment at all, which is why we went to the election promising to phase them out and implement a greater range of alternatives.
Will Hodgman, Premier
The Hodgman Liberal Government is investing $100,000 in event marketing so that more people, particularly those in regional Tasmania, feel the benefits of our booming visitor economy.
The 2017-18 Marketing Tasmania Grant Program is providing matched funding of up to $10,000 to help event organisers to focus their marketing activity to increase visitation and regional dispersal.
The program introduces two tiers of funding that provide options for events with either intrastate or interstate visitation targets.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Australian audiences will be treated to a second helping of Food Lab with celebrity chef Ben Milbourne returning to serve up more fresh Tasmanian produce.
The success of the original series has resulted in it being snapped up by SBS’s Food Network and expanded to 65 episodes.
Matthew Groom, Minister for State Growth
I am pleased to announce that Brian Scullin has been reappointed as chair of the Tasmanian Development Board for a three year term.
Mr Scullin has drawn upon his extensive skills and experience in his role as Chair of the Tasmanian Development Board since he was first appointed in 2014.
Mr Scullin has experience across the private sector and in government. His previous positions include President of the Japan Bankers Trust Company Limited and Regional Head of Asia/Pacific, Deutsche Asset Management.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government has prioritised investment in education from the early years through to Year 12, because a good education is the pathway to a good job and a better life.
The new state-of-the-art early learning facility at Windermere Primary School is one example of a school benefitting from the biggest state investment in Government school infrastructure in 20 years- with $110 million being invested over four years to upgrade facilities at schools around the state.