1000 days, 1000 reasons

This week of scrutiny of Government owned businesses marks the final Parliamentary week for 2016, where we will again be demonstrating the important role the Government plays in key areas such as sea and rail transport, electricity generation and provision, and irrigation development.

The end of the week (Friday, 9th December) also marks 1,000 days since the election of the majority Hodgman Liberal Government.
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Wage negotiations with nurses

A formal offer including a 2 per cent increase for three years has today been sent to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), and I urge them to seriously consider the proposal and the prospect of a pay rise before Christmas for their members, before taking industrial action.

The Hodgman Liberal Government has been negotiating with the ANMF in good faith within our two per cent wages policy, so it’s extremely disappointing that they are considering industrial action in the lead up to one of the busiest times of the year.
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Improved facilities for RHH mental health inpatients

Some of Tasmania’s most vulnerable patients will receive care and treatment in greatly improved facilities at the Royal Hobart Hospital from tomorrow.

The Hodgman Liberal Government is progressing the $689 million RHH Redevelopment which will deliver Tasmanians a state-of-the-art health facility for generations to come.
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Hodgman Government to seek 10-year Mersey deal

The Hodgman Liberal Government considers the Mersey Community Hospital a critical part of Tasmania’s health system.

Yesterday Cabinet met in the North West, and considered the Government’s position on the Mersey’s future.
Cabinet has resolved to seek a 10-year commitment from the Federal Government, under the same terms and conditions as the current contract, including that the Federal Government retains ownership of the Mersey hospital.
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LORA network

With Definium CEO Mike Cruse announcing a new $100K commitment to build a LORA “internet of things” network to cover Launceston. The network will be built using components made at Definium.

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To mark 1000 days since the election of the majority Hodgman Liberal Government, we’re releasing a comprehensive list of 1000 reasons why Tasmania’s a better place than it was before the election. In the area of jobs and economic growth, there’s over 200 reasons why, like:• Unemployment down, with 2500 more Tasmanians in full-time jobs, • Fewer people in unemployment queues and long-term unemployment reduced, • Tassie exports leading the nation, with exports to China sky-rocketing • Retail trade growth second best in the country, • More funding for communities to create jobsSee here for more: bit.ly/2g8ogMj

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Education is the key to success. I presented my Young Leaders award at Invermay Primary School today. I do this every year at many local schools. This is a very special one. The teachers and kids work hard and get great outcomes. Thanks to IPS for the warm welcome. Congratulations to my new friend Jakayla!
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Education is the key to success. I presented my Young Leaders award at Invermay Primary School today. I do this every year at many local schools. This is a very special one. The teachers and kids work hard and get great outcomes. Thanks to IPS for the warm welcome. Congratulations to my new friend Jakayla!

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Sandra StentVery important to encourage our young people. Thanks Michael Ferguson

19 hours ago
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