Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Infrastructure
David O’Byrne needs to explain why he is opposing improved ferry services in his own electorate.
Once again the Opposition has failed to understand even the simplest of concepts, more sailings = more capacity.
Fact: The new contract will deliver a faster, more reliable ferry service for Bruny Island, with increased capacity.
Fact: The new operators will be building two new ferries and Tasmanian businesses will have every opportunity to be involved.
Will Hodgman, Premier
In March, Tasmanians overwhelming voted for a majority Liberal Government with a comprehensive plan to take Tasmania to the next level.
Today, I can confirm that my Government has met every single one of the commitments we said we would deliver in the first 100 days since being sworn in for our second term.
In this time, we have delivered the 2018-19 Budget which confirms operating surpluses this year and every year across the forward estimates, with record investments in health, education and infrastructure.
Michael Ferguson, Leader of the House
Labor leader in waiting David O’Byrne has some hide to whinge about our fantastic 100 day plan being fully delivered when Labor was too lazy to even produce an alternative budget, let alone a long-term plan for the future.
It seems Labor has learned nothing from its third worst election result ever.
We have met all of the commitments in our 100 day plan and will continue to deliver for Tasmanians into the future.
By contrast, Labor have already abandoned their election promises and have nothing to offer but negativity.
Michael Pervan, Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
The Tasmanian Health Service Act 2018 will come into effect on Sunday, 1 July 2018.
Under the new Act, the Tasmanian Health Service (THS) will become directly accountable to the Secretary, Department of Health, significantly streamlining governance and supporting local decision making.
Secretary of Health, Mr Michael Pervan said that the new governance arrangements delivered on the commitments in Tasmanian Government’s 100 Day Plan.
Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation
The Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program provides assistance to organisations that provide sport and physically active recreation opportunities for Tasmanians.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to supporting the development of high quality and well-planned sport and recreation facilities throughout the state.
Better facilities increase opportunities for all Tasmanians to participate in sport, recreation and physical activity.
Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training
The Hodgman Liberal Government is today releasing the Department of Education’s key data report – detailed and transparent information not previously published or available under the former Labor-Green Government.
The data helps identify student need and measures success at an individual student, program, school and whole-of-system improvement level.
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Primary Industries and Water
The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on its plan to better manage Tasmania’s wild fallow deer population.
The State Budget included an additional $150,000 to undertake a state-wide census on wild deer populations, a key part of our comprehensive response to last year’s Legislative Council Inquiry on wild fallow deer in Tasmania.
We recognise that the management of wild deer is an important issue involving many stakeholders, which is why we are taking a sensible and balanced approach to this issue.