Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Will Hodgman, Premier
A new Ticket to Play sports voucher offering $100 towards club fees will remove the biggest barrier to Tassie kids participating in sport.
In a Tasmanian first, a re-elected majority Liberal Government will offer up to $100 sports vouchers to young Tasmanians who need it most, aged between five and 17 years, to assist them into sport.
The Ticket to Play voucher will be available to about 30,000 Tasmanian students whose parent or guardian holds a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
Will Hodgman, Premier and Minister for Tourism
Tasmania’s fast emerging reputation as the environmental tourism capital of the world was confirmed at last night’s Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
Tasmanian tourism operators claimed 12 medals from 26 categories, including three gold, at the gala award event held in Western Australia.
This success is a testament to the dedication, authenticity and sheer talent of our tourism industry that is attracting a record number of visitors to our state.
Michael Ferguson, Campaign Spokesperson
Today's ReachTEL opinion poll shows only the Liberal Party can win majority government.
It is impossible for Labor to win 13 seats when their primary vote is just 31 percent.
The poll also confirms that our strong Plan to take Tasmania to the Next Level, which focusses on jobs, the economy, and more investment in essential services, is resonating.
In contrast, Labor has spent three months talking about poker machines, and their vote has gone backwards.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
Labor must match the Liberals’ commitment to establish and staff Tasmania’s first integrated medical and search and rescue helicopter service.
The Liberals’ policy, as part of a $125 million commitment to ambulance services, includes dedicated flight paramedics and specialist retrieval doctors with dedicated resources based at Hobart Airport.
It will deliver dramatically improved response times of an expected 10 minutes to get off the ground – 42 minutes better than the current service.
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.
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:
Will Hodgman, Premier
The Alonnah Hall (Bruny Island Community Centre) is a multi-purpose community facility that is a thriving hub for community and private events.
A re-elected majority Liberal Government will provide $150,000 to the Kingborough Council to upgrade the Hall to make it a more comfortable environment for continued community use.
Today I joined Mike Percey, Kingborough Councillor and Chair of the Bruny Island Advisory Committee, and Trevor Adams, Chairman of the Alonnah Hall Committee, to formally announce our commitment.