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.
Peter Gutwein, Treasurer
Claims by the ABC that I said that 5,100 jobs would be lost as a result of the Labor-Green pokie policy are wrong.
As I have repeatedly said, and as our policy states:
"The gaming industry estimates that around 5,000 jobs are at risk if Electronic Gaming Machines are removed from pubs and clubs."
In making their claim, the so-called Fact Checker "imputes" I said that 5,000 jobs would be lost. That is wrong.
Roger Jaensch, Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business, Trade, and Red Tape Reduction
Jobs are the number one priority of a re-elected majority Hodgman Liberal Government, and our track record of delivering over 10,000 jobs shows we have what it takes to take Tasmania to the next level.
The economy is booming, and our tourism and hospitality industries are experiencing significant growth. To cater for demand, we need to ensure that Tasmanians have the right skills for the jobs in these important growth areas.
Will Hodgman, Premier and Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
A new Event Attraction Fund to draw more visitors to our regions will be a driving force behind spreading the visitor economy boom to every corner of Tasmania.
This is just one part of a new $16 million investment in tourism that a re-elected majority Liberal Government will make to take tourism to the next level.
We will invest $4 million over four years to target and secure popular events that have the greatest bang-for-buck for our regions, across all seasons.
Will Hodgman, Premier
Maddie Riewoldt's Vision is inspiring us to fight like Maddie and help find a cure for bone marrow failure.
The Riewoldt family is a part of our close community, and I know many Tasmanians will want to support the great work of the Maddie Riewoldt Vision to raise awareness of bone marrow failure, to fund research, and ultimately, to find a cure for this horrible illness.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
Job creation remains the Hodgman majority Liberal Government's number one priority, and while many Tasmanian’s are finding jobs and feeling more confident about their future, we know there is more to do to take Tasmania to the next level.
To do this, a re-elected Hodgman majority Liberal Government will provide $15.5 million to establish Centres of Excellence in key industry areas including:
- $7 million to establish a Trades and Water Centre of Excellence
Joan Rylah, Liberal Member for Braddon
In great news for Circular Head, Dutch Mill (Australia) Pty Ltd have provided a
submission to the Government that outlines an operational pathway that would
see up to 112 FTE created after 2 years when the plant reaches full operational
An initial 26 FTE positions will be created between late March and June 2018
as the plant slowly starts to wind up production.
This is great news for the Circular head region in terms of jobs, building on the