Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Premier
It’s time for union bosses to forget about the stunts and press conferences and negotiate in good faith.
The Government has been negotiating in good faith for months and continues to do so. So far we have put formal offers providing for a six per cent pay rise over three years and improved terms and conditions to six different unions. The Government has yet to receive a single formal counter-offer from these unions.
Michael Ferguson, Minister for Health
The latest health dashboard shows the Government’s commitment to investing in health services for Tasmanians is continuing to show benefits.
We know there is still a lot of work to be done to build a better health system, but it is also important to recognise the improvements that have been made thanks to the outstanding efforts of our hardworking staff, supported by Government investments into frontline services.
Elise Archer, Minister for Environment
Over 2,000 people have downloaded the recently launched app recording native roadkill on Tasmanian roads with more than 5,200 reports made.
It’s encouraging to see people have made use of the app and I encourage all Tasmanians to do the same.
Launched in July this year, the free Roadkill Tas app allows for consistent data collection to help develop a greater understanding of roadkill hotspots, as well as the species involved.
Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts
Almost $90,000 of support has been committed to a range of new film, television and online short-form projects through Screen Tasmania’s latest round of funding.
This funding will support six projects in their first stage of development including Roar Film, whose three-part documentary series, It Takes a Village, follows the progress of Australia’s first purpose-built dementia care complex, Korongee Village.
Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Minister for State Growth
Small business is one of Tasmania’s key drivers of jobs and investment growth and we will further strengthen the sector and boost our economy through a new Tasmanian Business Growth Strategy 2018-2023.
The draft strategy, developed in consultation with Tasmanian small business, has now been released for comment.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure
Jane Howlett MLC, Liberal Member for Prosser
Work is now complete on improvements to the Hobart airport roundabout to provide some relief for motorists travelling between Hobart and Sorell and the Southern Beaches.
A second lane has been added to the existing roundabout on the Tasman Highway at Holyman Avenue, as well as changes to the entry and exit at the roundabout.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries
The Hodgman majority Liberal Government recognises the importance of ensuring our workforce has the skills it needs to continue to support our strongest and fastest growing industries.
Tasmania is experiencing its best economic and jobs growth in a decade and our new round of the Skills Fund program will provide training for more than 3200 Tasmanians seeking new or enhanced work skills, especially those looking to enter or re-enter the workforce.