Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Elise Archer, Minister for Environment and Parks
The Hodgman Liberal Government welcomes today’s announcement by Tassal of their plans to retire several of their inshore leases.
Minister for Primary Industries Jeremy Rockliff said Tassal’s decision demonstrates fish farming companies are listening and working cooperatively with the wider community.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
New ABS figures released today show that under the Hodgman Government, the economy has grown by around 5 per cent.
In the 12 months to June 2017, the economy grew by 1.1 per cent alone.
Two of the biggest drivers of our economy over the past four years have been hospitality and tourism.
While the massive increase in new home building has tapered off, the Government has stepped in and increased investment in infrastructure to pick up the slack.
Sarah Courtney, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier
The opening today of Multicap Tasmania’s new Group Home in Launceston will provide state-of-the-art specialist accommodation for four residents living with a disability.
Multicap Tasmania has been providing services in North and North-West Tasmania for 46 years and receives extensive funding support on many levels through the Department of Health and Human Services.
Roger Jaensch, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Trade, and Red Tape Reduction
The number of jobs in Tasmania is holding steady at near record levels according to ABS data released today.
In October this year, 245,300 Tasmanians were working, just short of the record set in August this year of 245,600 jobs.
That means that since the Hodgman Government was elected well over 10,000 jobs have been created.
Elise Archer, Minister for Justice
The Government is working closely with the Legislative Council to deliver important sentencing reforms, including suspended sentences.
Today, the Government has proposed a number of amendments to our legislation to phase out suspended sentences.
The amendments will enable alternative sentencing measures to become available on commencement, with the abolition of suspended sentences to be deferred pending an assessment of uptake of the new alternatives.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Information Technology and Innovation
Congratulations to Tasmania’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) leaders recognised at the second annual Tasmanian STEM Excellence Awards today.
The Hodgman Liberal Government launched the STEM awards to acknowledge our scientific achievers and inspire others by showcasing innovative achievements across these core fields of study and research in the State.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
Tasmania’s spectacular West Coast is set to become Tasmania’s next iconic drive.
Developing and branding a unique drive experience to the West will be the first priority of a new Tasmanian Journeys Project which is designed to encourage more visitors to explore and stay in our regions.