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Guy Barnett, Minister for Building and Construction
Fuel retailers will be required to display the full price of fuel on petrol price boards, rather than a discounted price, under new regulations which take effect from 7 May next year.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Congratulations to the six finalists vying for this year’s Southern Cross Athlete of the Year.
Tasmania has a strong record of producing great athletes and we’re especially proud of those who represent our State.
The finalists are: Amy Cure – Cycling (Track); Sarah Hawe – Rowing; Deon Kenzie – Athletics; Richie Porte – Cycling (Road); Ariarne Titmus – Swimming; and Rebecca Van Asch – Lawn Bowls
I’d also like to acknowledge the families and supporters who share our pride in their many achievements.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
The Government is already taking action where Labor has failed on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
In the last session of Parliament the Hodgman Liberal Government introduced legislation to comprehensively investigate post-traumatic stress disorder being recognised for certain occupations under the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act – which has been supported by the CPSU.
Roger Jaensch, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Trade, and Red Tape Reduction
The Hodgman Liberal Government is supporting the establishment of a network of electric vehicle charging stations in Tasmania as we aim for zero net emissions by 2050.
As part of our Climate Change Action Plan the Government is investing $250,000 to establish an electric vehicle working group and begin the strategic rollout of electric vehicle charging stations.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Information Technology and Innovation
Launceston is taking a national lead in digital connectivity and innovation with the roll out of the third and final stage of the new network across the city using LoRaWAN technology.
This makes Launceston the first city in Australia to achieve city-wide coverage using LoRa, and the Tamar Valley the best Internet of Thing (IoT) development ecosystem in the nation.
LoRa is a computer network technology which is long range and low power.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for State Growth
Growing visitor numbers to Launceston and the Greater Northern Region are attracting big names in the hotel business including Hyatt, Marriott, and Intercontinental, as well as the Silo Hotel development, just to meet demand.
A new study by the Office of the Coordinator-General shows that existing visitor accommodation is operating at, or near, capacity for six months of the year.
Will Hodgman, Premier
On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, I extend our deepest sympathies to the family, staff and friends of Roger Corbin.
Roger was a highly respected member of our community, and a true hero. Over the years, Roger participated in hundreds of search and rescue operations, helping to save lives.
Roger’s death, and the serious injury to his colleague has shocked and saddened our community.
This accident is being investigated by the appropriate authorities.