Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier
The Government welcomes the announcement that Ulverstone’s VEC Civil Engineering Pty Ltd has been chosen to design and construct the new Macquarie Island research station.
The $50 million project will support jobs at VEC and provide opportunities for other local businesses on the North West coast.
As the current Macquarie Island station nears the end of its working life, the new research station will be capable of supporting priority science and ensuring a permanent year round presence.
Adam Brooks, Liberal Member for Braddon
Burnie will play host to a Women’s Big Bash League game next season in a first for the Coast.
“The Hodgman Liberal Government is continuing to deliver on our commitment to take the Big Bash spectacle to Tasmania’s regions,” Liberal Member for Braddon Adam Brooks said.
“We are providing $200,000 to support three games – one in the North-West and two in the North.
“This will be the first time North-West Coast fans will be able to enjoy the fast-paced format in their own backyard.”
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure
The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our commitment to build the infrastructure our growing state needs with the first ever detailed 10-year Infrastructure Pipeline.
This Pipeline clearly maps-out planned infrastructure development over the next decade, from which medium to long-term private investment and employment decisions can be made.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Rebecca White’s comments on ABC Radio this morning are proof that she is completely out of touch with reality.
Ms White claimed that an additional $112 million in GST funding by 2026-27 for Tasmania was “chicken-feed”.
Ms White has made some astounding gaffes in her time, but this one has to take the cake.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
‘Because of Her, We Can’ is the theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week (8-15 July) which recognises the significant roles Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women play in our communities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are community leaders, trailblazers, policy campaigners, activists and social change agents who advocate and fight for social justice across Australia.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Labor leader Rebecca White has today confirmed that she has been sent into exile, as far away as possible from the Braddon by-election campaign
Ms White is the election kiss of death and the Labor Party clearly knows it.
Ms White led her party to their third worst election defeat, her team was thumped in Braddon at the State Election and Labor failed to win Prosser despite Ms White campaigning nearly every day.
It is no wonder why Ms White has been told to stay away from Braddon.
Roger Jaensch, Minister for Housing
The Housing Land Supply Bill 2018 has today passed the House of Assembly, bringing another Housing Summit action closer to completion.
The Bill provides a more direct and efficient process for rezoning parcels of government owned land, making that land available to build more houses sooner.
This Bill maintains the same important considerations for assessing a rezoning proposal – but it does so in a timeframe that could cut months from that standard process.