Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier
Today I am commencing a last week blitz of Tasmania, promoting the Liberal Plan to Take Tasmania to the Next Level.
Over the next five days I will travel across the State, visiting all five electorates and 50 towns and suburbs.
The Liberals are the only party that can deliver the strong, stable majority Government Tasmania needs, so we can deliver our Plan without being held to ransom by minority Government.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Tasmania will become a leading producer of craft beer in Australia as part of Carlton & United Breweries’ $10.3 million expansion of the iconic Cascade Brewery in Hobart.
The expansion will secure the existing 86 jobs at the brewery while also creating 20 jobs when construction gets underway this year and five full time jobs on completion.
This is great news for Tasmania and builds on our global reputation for creating premium produce and increasing attraction as a destination for beer lovers.
Adam Brooks, Liberal Member for Braddon
Already, over 50 per cent of Tasmania is locked up.
Locking-up the Tarkine would cost thousands of jobs in our vital forestry and mining sectors, and we won’t cop it.
There’s no doubt that a Tarkine National Park would be one of the first prices of a Labor-Green minority Government.
The only way to keep the Tarkine open for jobs and recreational access is to vote Liberal.
Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure
The Hodgman Government’s number one priority is jobs and we know the lack of a drivers licence is a significant barrier towards young people gaining employment.
That is why a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will allow private-sector driving instructors with appropriate qualifications to conduct the P1 drivers licence test.
Elise Archer, Minister for Environment and Parks
Tasmania’s stunning natural areas are some of our most valuable assets and we are committed to safeguarding our natural environment to preserve it for future generations.
That is why a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will crack down on those who are illegally dumping their waste, with a new offence for illegal waste dumping to be created with stronger penalties than what is currently available under the Litter Act 2017.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
A re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government will invest $26.1 million to further support our world-class wild catch and farmed seafood sector.
Our goal is to ensure the long-term future of this sector, which is worth about $911 million to Tasmania, and supports thousands of jobs, mostly in regional Tasmania.
Some key aspects of our Seafood Package are:
Rene Hidding, Liberal Member for Lyons
Tasmania's dedicated network of Surf Life Saving Clubs do a great job patrolling our beaches and keeping Tasmanians safe in the water.
A re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government will provide Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state with $440,000 per year for the first two years and $450,000 per year for the following two years.
This will mean Surf Life Saving Tasmania will receive a total $1,780,000 over 4 years.