Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Women
The Hodgman Liberal Government has a target of achieving 50 per cent representation of women across government boards and committees by 2050. That is why we introduced our Women on Boards Strategy in July 2015.
Our Women on Boards Strategy Annual Report 2017 shows that since the Strategy's release in 2015, Tasmania has had the biggest growth of women's representation on government boards across all states and territories, increasing from 33.8 per cent to 40.1 per cent as of September 2017.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
In exciting news, Tassal has been granted a permit to explore the potential for future salmon farming off parts of the East Coast of King Island, including investigation of environmental conditions.
This is good news for King Island as salmon farming has the potential to bring significant infrastructure to the island and create dozens of new jobs.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Congratulations to McVilly Café and Cycles, one of the latest businesses to join Tasmania’s growing economy and cycling sector.
Named in memory of Tasmanian Sporting hall of famer and Australian cycling legend, Graham McVilly, this new enterprise incorporates a café with bike sales, hire and repair facility.
There is significant growth in the number of tourists who are taking part in cycling activities, and more Tasmanians are also now getting onto a bike more often.
Peter Gutwein, Minister for State Growth
Tamar Hydro is one of Tasmania’s advanced manufacturing success stories.
The Government welcomes today’s announcement that Genco Energy has secured a $300 million contract for hydro developments in Indonesia. Tamar Hydro is part of the Genco Energy alliance and around $45 million of the work will be undertaken in Tasmania, which will see 20 new jobs created in the north.
The new contract will see turbines built in Tasmania and exported to Indonesia.
Matthew Groom, Liberal Member for Denison
Showcasing Tasmania and the Connection to Fujian highlights the strong relationship between Tasmania and China.
The Hodgman Liberal Government has long fostered a relationship with China and we’ve supported this book by Tony Hope and Jason Xu with $5000 in printing and design sponsorship, as well as articles provided from several Government departments.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
The Hodgman Liberal Government has a goal for Tasmania to be the healthiest population in the country by 2025.
The Live Lighter campaign, launched today by the Heart Foundation is part of the Government’s $6.7 million Healthy Tasmania plan. Our plan includes key partnerships between the Tasmanian Government and the community.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
The Hodgman Government will always fight for Tasmania’s fair share of the GST.
The Productivity Commission’s review into the method for distributing GST among the states and territories is an opportunity for Tasmania to once again unite and clearly say that as a community we simply won’t stand for it.