Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Guy Barnett, Minister for Energy
With Cattle Hill Wind Farm joining the state energy grid today, Tasmania is taking another step towards becoming the renewable energy battery of the nation.
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering our long term plan to build a stronger economy and create jobs, and our energy developments are a significant part of this future.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Congratulations to Mr Stuart Smith on his appointment as the new State Director of the Liberal Party in Tasmania.
Mr Smith brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of political administration to his new role.
The Tasmanian Division, regarded as one of the very best in the country, has been able to secure a well-regarded and highly-qualified professional to manage the business of the Liberal Party.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
A program providing up to 400 hours of free pre-school to eligible children will be rolled out across 20 Tasmanian early childhood education centres from next year.
This announcement follows a successful pilot of the ‘Working Together’ program earlier this year, which saw incredible results for the participating children and their families.
It comes as part of the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s commitment to break down barriers to participation and lift education outcomes in the State.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Delivering the best financials results since its inception in 2006, Tasports has recorded a $12 million consolidated net profit for 2018-19.
This is a great achievement that reflects the growth and the strength of the Tasmanian economy.
Freight volumes continued to grow, with 15.6 million tonnes passing through TasPorts operated statewide ports during the reporting period.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is delivering Tasmania’s first Driverless Electric Bus Demonstration in partnership with the RACT and the City of Hobart.
This is an exciting opportunity to showcase fully electric autonomous transport and explore the potential of this quiet and emissions-free technology for Tasmania.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Today I officially launched the 2019-20 Seasonal Produce Guide, which promotes the wide variety of the quality produce for which Tasmanian growers are renowned.
The guide encourages locals and tourists to explore our State and discover the local growers and businesses showcasing great Tasmanian produce.
Will Hodgman, Premier;
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts
A record number of entries were received for the 2019 Premier’s Literary Prizes, showcasing the immense depth and quality of Tasmanian writing.
The awards provide the chance to recognise excellence in our literary community, which is a key part of the more culturally confident Tasmania we live in today.
The Tasmanian Government is proud to support the Literary Prizes, alongside the University of Tasmania, and generous private philanthropists.