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Residential Tenancy Amendment Bill passes Lower House

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018, 3:20pm

Legislation to manage access and affordability to rental housing and assist victims fleeing family violence has passed the Lower House. The Residential Tenancy Amendment Bill 2018 reflects outcomes from the Housing Summit held in March. [Read more]

Labor refuse to support victims

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018, 3:20pm

Labor today attempted to move amendments that would allow prisoners to continue to be released from prison three months earlier than the Court ordered. Once again, Labor have shown callous disregard for victims of crime. [Read more]

Wagering turnover increase on Tasmanian racing

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018, 3:20pm

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our plan for a strong and vibrant racing industry in Tasmania. In 2017/18 national wagering on Tasmanian racing grew by more than 12 per cent to $576 million, [Read more]

New tools to fight drug and alcohol problems

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018, 3:20pm

Three new Drug Education Network tools have been launched for frontline health workers, community and family engagement, and school education. These include More Options for Managing Pain, Driver Dice and Mocktails + Mastery, which are [Read more]

Labor’s next level hypocrisy on law and order

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018, 3:20pm

The gross hypocrisy of the Labor Party was on full display as they attempted to politicise tragedy and rewrite their record of failure on law and order. Tasmanians will see through their late breaking, shallow [Read more]

Labor a rabble as they scramble to cover fees for jobs scandal

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018, 3:20pm

Labor’s performance in Question Time today shows they are rattled over their fees for jobs rule being exposed. As they should be. David O’Byrne and Scott Bacon couldn’t get themselves kicked out fast enough. They [Read more]

Tenders called for next section of Richmond Road

Published: Wed 19 Sep 2018, 3:20pm

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering on our plan to build the infrastructure our growing state needs for the future. The next stage of works in the Richmond Road Masterplan is due to begin later [Read more]

Statement on Royal Hobart Hospital Emergency Department

Published: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 5:00pm

Our staff always do the very best they can by patients. But as with any hospital we do have periods of peak demand which can be unpredictable and challenging. In relation to the claims made [Read more]

Applications open to help train more apprentices and trainees

Published: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 5:00pm

The Hodgman Liberal Government is supporting more Tasmanians into work to build the workforce our growing economy needs. Accordingly, applications are now open for the next round of the Hodgman Government’s User Choice Program, with [Read more]

Surgical Termination of Pregnancy Service – Update

Published: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 5:00pm

The new private provider to deliver low-cost surgical abortions in Tasmania is on schedule to commence in October. The provider and Department of Health have reached an agreement and formal documentation will soon be ready [Read more]

RHH Redevelopment

Published: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 5:00pm

I welcome confirmation this morning by the Managing Contractor that payments will be made today to Accuracy Interior workers. It has been the Government’s clear expectation that workers should be paid their full entitlements and [Read more]

Another boost for tourism as first flight from Perth lands

Published: Tue 18 Sep 2018, 5:00pm

Today marks yet another significant occasion for Tasmania’s thriving visitor economy with the arrival of the first Virgin Australia direct flight from Perth to Hobart. The first of Virgin’s direct flights from Perth is scheduled [Read more]

Government focus on keeping Tasmanians safe – challenge to Labor

Published: Mon 17 Sep 2018, 12:35pm

In Parliament this week the Hodgman Liberal Government will continue to deliver on our long term plan to improve the lives of all Tasmanians, with a real focus on keeping people safe. We will be introducing [Read more]

Agreements cap productive first week of Asia Trade Mission

Published: Mon 17 Sep 2018, 12:35pm

The signing of two important Memoranda of Understanding at a Tasmania Showcase event in Shanghai has capped a productive first full week of the Government’s Asia Trade Mission. We have signed an MoU with Yiguo, [Read more]

Sealink Update

Published: Mon 17 Sep 2018, 12:35pm

I welcome Sealink’s announcement today of an expanded summer timetable for the Bruny Island ferry service and plans for a third ferry to operate during peak times. Importantly, this confirms there will be no reduction [Read more]