Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources
A sale agreement for forestry rights to 29,000 hectares of hardwood plantations is a huge step towards putting Sustainable Timber Tasmania back onto a commercial footing.
Last year the state government instructed the Board of Sustainable Timber Tasmania to conduct a competitive national and international sale process to maximise the market value of the forestry rights for sale.
Nic Street, Liberal Member for Franklin
Today, all eyes will be on Labor renegade, Madeleine Ogilvie, as the tensions within Labor are set to boil over.
The Government intends to bring on for debate the cable car legislation, which will finally force Labor to reveal their position on the cable car.
Ms Ogilvie has been telling anyone who cares to listen that she won’t be supporting the cable car legislation.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Labor Party has today agreed they "unequivocally" support the Okehampton Bay fish farm.
Getting there wasn't easy - we had to drag them kicking and screaming, and it was only after we forced a vote on the issue in Parliament today that they reluctantly agreed.
This is because they have been running around the State trying to walk both sides of Okehampton Bay, telling the AWU they support it, but telling opponents of the fish farm that they don't.
Rene Hidding, Minister for Infrastructure
I am pleased to announce Mr Garry Bailey has been appointed as the Chair of the Road Safety Advisory Council (RSAC) for the next three years.
RSAC fulfils a very important role in the development of the Government’s road safety policy, providing recommendations and advice that will help us achieve our target of reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries on Tasmania’s roads to zero by 2050.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
In a major embarrassment for rookie Opposition Leader Rebecca White, she’s been found out peddling conspiracies, once again.
Ms White claimed in Parliament today that a so-called ‘secret’ interdepartmental team had been assembled to work with Royal Hobart Hospital staff.
Ms White proudly boasted that she had uncovered a significant conspiracy today, that the Government had been rumbled and that clearly she was an intimidating opponent to be feared by all.
Matthew Groom, Minister for State Growth
Tasmania produces some of the world’s finest premium products, products that help promote our State and our brand.
The Hodgman Government is working with producers to help them expand into new international markets, because growing international markets will grow jobs and investment in Tasmania.
Under the Hodgman Government, exports have increased by three per cent.
Rene Hidding, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Police evaders will now face tougher penalties with the Government’s strong new laws coming into operation from today.
Evading police is at epidemic levels, with incidents rising from 474 to 1790 over the last four years. The community and the police have had enough of this dangerous behaviour on our roads, and a stronger deterrent is clearly needed.