Work starts on first stage of Northern Tasmania freight route

Work starts on first stage of Northern Tasmania freight route

Work has begun on the first stage of the Northern Roads Package, a $55 million project to provide a more efficient route for freight vehicles travelling across the north of Tasmania. Tasmanian construction company Hazell Bros has started work on upgrading the Batman...

Plates Plus free lesson for Tasmanian learner drivers

Plates Plus free lesson for Tasmanian learner drivers

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is dedicated to ensuring learner drivers have the support they need to obtain their licence and the tools they need to drive safely on our roads. With new and revised rules that came into effect on December 1, we are now offering a...

Metro to purchase another 26 new Tasmanian-built buses

Metro to purchase another 26 new Tasmanian-built buses

Metro Tasmania’s 100th new Tasmanian-built bus is due to be delivered in May 2021, through the organisation’s accelerated bus replacement program, supported by the Tasmanian Liberal Government. This decision has created jobs and manufacturing capability right here in...

MAIB premium reduction to save Tasmanians money

MAIB premium reduction to save Tasmanians money

Tasmanian motorists will this year benefit from a 4 per cent general decrease to premiums. This means that for a standard car, this year’s decrease translates to the annual MAIB premium being less than it was back in 2001, with Tasmanian premiums continuing to be the...

Physician Assisted Suicide – my speech to Parliament

Introduction from Michael Before I share with you my speech during the recent parliamentary debate, some initial thoughts. I support the importance of personal freedom and responsibility. However, my objection to this bill follows mistrust I have developed toward the...

Record freight volumes carried on TT-Line

Record freight volumes carried on TT-Line

TT-Line carried a record volume of freight last financial year, playing a crucial role in transporting goods and produce across the Bass Strait during the pandemic. The freight volumes carried by the ships were higher than usual due to increased capacity on board with...

Extension to Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grant scheme

Extension to Tasmanian HomeBuilder Grant scheme

The Tasmanian Liberal Government and Morrison Government are working hard to stimulate the economy and support businesses, jobs and Tasmanian families as we recover and rebuild. On Sunday, the Australian Government announced it would extend the federal HomeBuilder...

Massive investment in roads and bridges

Massive investment in roads and bridges

The Tasmanian Liberal Government, in partnership with the Australian Government, is driving ahead with our landmark $5 billion infrastructure program – the largest ever by a Tasmanian Government – which includes future-proofing our roads and bridges for growth....

Digital readiness boost changing businesses

Digital readiness boost changing businesses

Digital readiness boost changing businesses The Tasmanian Liberal Government is the strongest supporter of the business sector, because we know it is the engine room of our economy – employing Tasmanians and supporting local families. This year has been incredibly...

Renewable hydrogen set to take off in Tasmania

Renewable hydrogen set to take off in Tasmania

The Tasmanian Government is charging ahead and securing Tasmania’s renewable energy future with a $2.6 million investment for the feasibility of three large-scale renewable hydrogen projects in Tasmania. The new studies, announced today, are funded under the...

State Budget – Boosting jobs and investing in forestry infrastructure

State Budget – Boosting jobs and investing in forestry infrastructure

The 2020-21 State Budget includes provision for Sustainable Timber Tasmania to make a $5 million transfer to TasRail in order to further grow our forest industry, create more jobs and invest in regional communities. This investment will increase TasRail’s capacity to...

State Budget – Securing air freight services to Bass Strait Islands

State Budget – Securing air freight services to Bass Strait Islands

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is providing $4.1 million in the 2020-21 State Budget to ensure the continuation of essential air freight and passenger services to King and Flinders Islands, and to facilitate the development of new passenger services between Hobart...

State Budget – Improving water infrastructure and keeping prices down

State Budget – Improving water infrastructure and keeping prices down

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is delivering on our plan to accelerate water and sewerage infrastructure upgrades, improve the environment and keep prices lower to benefit all Tasmanians. The 2020-21 State Budget and forward estimates include $160 million towards...

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