Tasmania’s GovHack winners recognised at awards night

Tasmania’s GovHack winners recognised at awards night

Congratulations to Tasmania’s best IT minds who competed in the fourth annual GovHack event and were recognised at an awards event tonight. GovHack is the annual `Hackathon’ that brings together some of the nation’s best digital developers to create new ideas for government, industry and community using government information, or datasets.

Nine teams won awards across eight categories, with two – Beat The Press (Hobart) and Mission Attrition (Launceston) – to go on to represent Tasmania at the national finals in Adelaide on October 22.
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Report on Ambulance Tasmania welcomed

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to ensuring all Tasmanians have access to high quality ambulance services. We’ve significantly invested in our ambulance service, with around 20 more paramedics on the road today compared to when we came to Government.

We welcome the Auditor General’s Ambulance Emergency Services report (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2015), which was tabled today in Parliament.
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Health reforms helping to address long elective surgery wait list

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s additional $76 million to help Tasmanians get their elective surgery sooner is paying off.

Our elective surgery plan is working and delivering real benefits for Tasmanians: under the former Labor-Greens Government, the wait list had blown out to more than 7200 at the end of August 2013, we have been able to reduce that to just over 5900 at the end of August, which is the lowest since records were kept.
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