Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is working with the whole Tasmanian community towards our long-term vision of zero deaths or serious injuries on Tasmanian roads.
As part of our Towards Zero Action Plan 2020-2024, the Tasmanian Government will invest $75 million to help save lives on our roads over the next five years.
Importantly, the Action Plan delivers $50 million for infrastructure improvements on rural roads, in busy urban areas, and for vulnerable road users across the state.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government will provide nearly $2.2 million in new grant funding for community and not-for-profit organisations to invest in the health and wellbeing of their communities.
Twenty-six organisations across Tasmania have been successful in securing Healthy Tasmania Fund grants of up to $200 000.
The grants are aimed at reducing smoking, improving healthy eating and physical activity, and reducing the rates of obesity in Tasmania.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering its commitment to facilitate a sustainable gaming industry in Tasmania that supports freedom of choice, minimises harm, backs jobs and provides increased returns to fund Government services.
As promised, hotels and clubs will retain no less than 50 per cent of gross returns from gaming, with the new deal set to generate nearly $1 billion in total revenue for the Government over the 20 year licence period.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is focused on delivering our plan to build a better health system for all Tasmanians.
Today I had the pleasure of opening the $2.5 million redevelopment of the Cecelia Button Hospital Wing of the Midlands Multi-Purpose Health Centre (MMPHC), our 2018 election commitment.
The project completed by Tasmanian business Fairbrother Construction will allow health care providers to deliver better health outcomes for patients from across the Southern Midlands and Bothwell regions.
Will Hodgman, Premier
The Tasmanian Government has backed Australia’s bid to host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.
If the bid is successful, Tasmanian fans could have the opportunity to see world class football stars during three group stage matches at UTAS Stadium in Launceston.
It would position Tasmania strongly on the world stage, with international players and fans visiting our island home and sampling all we have to offer.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts in Hobart is now home to an extraordinary collection of Bauldin sketches, valued at more than $1 million.
The collection of unique drawings were made on a visit to Bruny Island, D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Maria Island in 1802 by the French expedition led by Baudin.
This donation is one of the most generous the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts has ever received.
Elise Archer, Minister for Building and Construction
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe and I am pleased a new campaign is underway to raise awareness about the potentially deadly dangers of silica dust.
A key element of the campaign is a television commercial which warns Tasmanians that inhaling even a tiny amount of silica dust can cause deadly silicosis.