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Building our digital future

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:

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More police and new police stations

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.

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Over $475 million to improve health and hospital infrastructure

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:

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Recognising ICT achievement in Tasmania

The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of the Tasmanian ICT sector and the important role it plays in our community and economy.

The 2018 Tasmanian iAwards and TasICT Awards for Excellence, held last night, is a wonderful celebration which aims to recognise our ICT thinkers and doers of the future.

Now in their fourth year, the iAwards and TasICT Awards for Excellence honour Tasmanian organisations, individuals and students at the cutting edge of technology.

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