Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
Nine new beds and treatment recliners opened this morning at the Royal Hobart Hospital on a brand new ward and are now taking patients.
The Hodgman Liberal Government made a commitment to restore health services and ensure more people got the care they needed sooner and we are making progress.
Hospital management and senior clinical leaders have worked closely on the design of the new ward*, near the RHH Emergency Department, and final capacity is greater than initially planned.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Human Services
Tasmania is leading the way with the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
In addressing the Speak Out Association annual conference in Hobart this morning, I was pleased to be able to say that NDIS participant and carer satisfaction in Tasmania is running above the national average.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Racing
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to restoring the racing industry’s sustainability and vibrancy and the jobs it supports in regional Tasmania.
Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon
The refusal of Labor MPs David Llewellyn and Madeleine Ogilvie to reveal how they intend to vote on the same-sex marriage postal survey reveals a culture of intimidation in the ALP.
This follows on from Labor’s State Conference earlier this year where Ms Ogilvie was bullied by party power-brokers and threatened with expulsion from the party if she didn’t toe the “yes” line.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Labor Leader Rebecca White must come clean on Labor’s position on gaming.
Last night it was reported that Labor held an emergency caucus meeting to decide their gaming policy, following a week of pressure over their failure to articulate a clear position.
Matthew Groom, Minister for State Growth
A cable car on kunanyi/Mount Wellington is now one step closer to reality following the passing of the Cable Car Facilitation (kunanyi/Mount Wellington) Bill 2017 through the House of Assembly.
A cable car would be fantastic for tourism and showcase one of our most stunning natural landmarks, make the pinnacle more accessible to more people and it would create new jobs for Tasmanians.
Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources
It is extraordinary the lengths the Labor-Green opposition will go to try and put a negative slant on a great outcome for Tasmania.
The outcome we have announced today: