Tasmania police will welcome 19 new officers to their ranks today following the latest round of graduations.
The 12 men and 7 women will now take up their posts at stations in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie.
With an important task at hand, these new officers will put their training into action and begin serving and protecting the Tasmanian community from next week.
In our last term, the Hodgman Liberal Government rebuilt police numbers to 1,233 after the Labor-Green Government sacked more than 100 officers.
Now, we have our sights on making Tasmania a safer place to live by recruiting a further 125 new front line police officers over the next four years.
Recruiting is ongoing for the next scheduled courses which start later this year, and I would urge anyone considering a rewarding career in policing to visit the Tasmanian Police website.
The Hodgman Liberal Government proudly welcomes these new Constables to the ranks and wish them all the best as they forge their own paths within the Tasmanian Police Service.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of our information and communication technology sector as an enabler of economic growth across all industries.
This sector provides businesses with the capacity to raise their profiles, market products state-wide, nationally and globally, and operate more efficiently. This enables Tasmanians to grow their businesses and create more jobs.
In this Budget, we are delivering on a number of key communication technology commitments made as part of our plan to Build Your Future, including:
The Hodgman Liberal Government will take police numbers to the next level with new investment of $36.8 million in this years’ State Budget
We are committed to boosting police numbers by a further 125 sworn officers and embarking on a $10 million dollar build of new police stations.
Tasmania is a great place to live, work and build your future– and we’re committed to Keeping Tasmanians Safe.
The majority of the new police officers will be deployed to frontline duties at first-response main Police Stations and in regional and rural stations around the State to complement existing establishment levels.
The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to delivering better health infrastructure for all Tasmanians.
The State Budget includes over $475 million to take health in this state to the next level.
Importantly, our capital upgrades includes almost $280 million to finalise the vital $689 million Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment. The project remains on track for practical completion in mid-2019.
$162 million will deliver an infrastructure boost at all 4 of Tasmania’s major hospitals over the next 6 years. This includes: