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Clearing the way – taking action for Hobart traffic

New tow trucks to remove traffic-blocking vehicles have arrived in Hobart to assist us to deliver on our plan to reduce congestion in Hobart during peak periods. Getting where you need to go, when you need to be there is important for all Tasmanians. So from today, a...

Backing Tasmanian businesses to deliver for our community

The Hodgman majority Liberal Government believes our Tasmanian businesses deserve a fair go when it comes to winning Government contracts to deliver services and projects in our community. That is why our Buy Local policy changed the procurement rules to be more...

CommSec report confirms Tasmania’s economy is strong

The latest CommSec State of the States Report confirms that the Tasmanian economy is one of the strongest performing in the nation, and that the Hodgman Liberal Government’s long term Plan is working. According to the report, Tasmania ranks third out of all States and...

West Tamar Destination Action Plan to build on visitors

Tourism is one of Tasmania’s great competitive strengths, and is driving our continuing strong economic performance. The Tasmanian Liberal Government wants every region to benefit from a thriving visitor economy, by ensuring tourists see more of our state while they...

Midland Highway and Highland Lakes Road intersection

As Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, I have requested an urgent briefing from my Department into the safety and adequacy of the intersection of the Midland Highway and Highland Lakes Road. Yesterday’s tragic crash, which has resulted in a death and a serious...

Perth Links roads project progress

As the new Minister for Infrastructure, I am enormously proud to have responsibility for our record investment into our job creating infrastructure in Tasmania. Our investment is all about maintaining the momentum in the Tasmanian economy and investing for future...

New portfolios

Today at Government House I was sworn in as Minister for my new portfolios, having accepted the Premier’s request to take on new challenges in the major economic portfolios of State Growth and Infrastructure, in addition to Small Business and my previous portfolio of...

Powering up energy entrepreneurs

In an Australian, and possibly world first, Launceston is set to become home to a combined Energy-Internet of Things (IoT) hardware start-up accelerator led by EnergyLab, partnering with a local tech firm. The Hodgman Liberal Government is a strong supporter of the...

Recognising Tasmania’s ICT excellence

The best and brightest minds from across Tasmania’s information and communication technology sector have been celebrated at the 2019 TasICT Awards. The iAwards and TasICT Awards for ICT Excellence honour organisations, individuals and students at the cutting edge of...

Tenders open for RHH ED expansion

Tenders are being called for a consultant to oversee the expansion and refurbishment of the Royal Hobart Hospital’s Emergency Department. The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to continuing to improve Tasmanian’s health system, and completing the RHH...

Working together to secure Tasmania’s digital future

The Hodgman Liberal Government’s second Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Summit was held in Launceston today with strong engagement by attendees and a shared commitment to drive the sector’s future success. These summits bring representatives of the ICT...

Working together to find and implement solutions

Today’s Access Solutions Meeting has been a productive workshop to identify real solutions to increased demand in health while we build the spaces we need for more beds. This has been an important opportunity for us all to come together and establish a shared...

New funding to make Tasmanians healthier

The Hodgman Liberal Government has launched an exciting new grant program to help more Tasmanians live healthier and longer lives. The Healthy Tasmania Fund will provide $1.4 million in 2019-20 for community organisations to invest in the health and wellbeing of their...

Aeromedical service saving crucial minutes

Tasmania’s first ever integrated medical and search and rescue helicopter service has resulted in far quicker response times, ultimately saving lives. Ambulance Tasmania is delivering high-acuity care quicker than ever before – effectively bringing an emergency...

Making Tasmania bushfire ready

The Hodgman Liberal Government will maintain the momentum of its nation-leading Fuel Reduction Program with an ongoing investment of $9 million per year. In the first 4 years of the program, the Government has completed 553 fuel reduction burns across the state...

Free measles catch up vaccinations

The Hodgman Liberal Government will fund a free measles catch up vaccination for eligible Tasmanians, on expert advice from doctors. As soon as national supply has returned to normal levels, which is expected to be in September, the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine will...

New eating disorder support for Tasmanians

Tasmanians living with an eating disorder will have access to additional support from the Butterfly Foundation thanks to new funding delivered by the Hodgman Liberal Government. The Government’s election policy to provide $400,000 funding to the Butterfly Foundation...

RHH kids’ ward to benefit

Children and young people will get better care in the purpose-built K-Block wards delivered by the $689 million RHH Redevelopment. Proceeds from this year’s Give Me 5 For Kids (GM5FK) fundraiser will also help make their experience in hospital better. With the...

2019-20 Budget: Opening more beds at the Royal Hobart Hospital

The Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering $132 million in the 2019-20 State Budget to progressively open new beds at the Royal Hobart Hospital, following the completion of Stage 1 of the Redevelopment and refurbishments to existing areas. The Budget is about...
Winter Plan to ease health system pressure

Winter Plan to ease health system pressure

The Tasmanian Government has developed a comprehensive Winter Demand Management Plan for 2019 to ensure we are as prepared as possible to support patients and health staff during the winter months. Implementation of the Plan has already commenced, and it includes:...
New Digital Check-Up Tool to help small businesses grow

New Digital Check-Up Tool to help small businesses grow

Tasmania’s 37,300 small to medium businesses have a new Digital Check-Up Tool to help check the health and effectiveness of their websites and attract more customers to their businesses. As part of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s improved Digital Ready for Business...

Kingston Health Centre treating patients in the community

The new Kingston Health Centre is now open and providing vital care closer to home for thousands of Tasmanians, taking pressure off our hospitals, especially the Royal Hobart Hospital. The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to increasing in-community care in...

New Support for our remarkable Emergency Service Volunteers

The Hodgman Liberal Government greatly values the contribution of our 5500 emergency service volunteers, which is why we are supporting them with a $2 million Volunteer Support Fund. The extra funding for volunteer Tasmania Fire Service brigades and State Emergency...

2019 Anzac Day Commemoration Service address

Returned service men and women; Families of service personnel; Distinguished Guests; Ladies and Gentlemen; Boys and Girls – Love has the power to cause a genuine response in every human heart. You may have heard these words: “So now faith, hope, and love abide,...

Mid-point on Midland Highway safety works

A key milestone has been reached on the Midland Highway Action Plan, with more than  50 per cent of planned safety upgrades now complete along Tasmania’s main north-south route. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure,Transport and Regional Development...

NAB confirms again Tasmania has best business conditions in the nation

The NAB Monthly Business Survey results for July 2019 confirm, for the seventh month in a row, Tasmania’s business conditions are the best in the nation, three times better than the national result in trend terms. The Survey also found that Tasmania’s businesses were...

Your Speed is Our Safety – slow down for road workers

Everyone has a right to a safe working environment and that extends to our road workers who are delivering the Hodgman majority Liberal Government’s record infrastructure spend across Tasmania. In the past seven years, there have been two road workers killed on...

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