Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Labor's so-called Financial Statement released late today is a complete joke and nothing more than a random selection of numbers thrown on the page.
It appears Labor has simply picked an end-point "surplus" and then tried to make their numbers add up - an impossible task.
On first glance, there are at least seven major problems with their Financial Statement:
1. It contains $118 million of phantom "redirected" revenues. This money simply does not exist.
Will Hodgman, Premier
A re-elected majority Liberal Government will hit the ground running with our plan to take Tasmania to the next level.
Today I have released a 100 Day Plan that details the immediate actions we will take to grow the economy and create more jobs, to invest more into essential services like health and education, to keep the cost of living down, and to invest in the infrastructure our growing State needs.
Jeremy Rockliff, Deputy Premier
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
If the last five weeks have shown us anything it’s that Labor care little about Tasmanian farmers.
A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government has been clear from the get go of the importance of our agricultural sector and supporting our farmers.
One of the most important components has been working with the Federal Government to deliver the Tasmanian Irrigation schemes and we are committing $70 million to roll out the tranche three.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
The Liberals $95 million Better Mental Health Care policy clearly demonstrates that we consider mental health services a priority, and will go a long way towards dealing with increasing mental health presentations, currently putting pressure on our hospital system.
This funding will open 25 more mental health beds and Tasmania’s first ever specialist adolescent mental health facilities.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Human Services
It is predictable that only three days before the election the unions, who are a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of the Labor Party, are making false claims.
The fact is, there are 40 more staff now than there were in December 2013.
Since coming to Government, we have invested an additional $51 million into child protection.
In addition, a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will invest an additional $16.7 million into Child Safety and Youth Justice Services.