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Budget 2019

9 May 2019 The 2019-20 Budget media lock up will be held on Budget Day, Thursday 23 May 2019, in the Premier's Reception Room, 11th floor, 15 Murray St, Hobart.

Hobart to host international Antarctic forum

9 May 2019 Tasmania continues to cement its reputation as one of the world’s leading Antarctic and Southern Oceans gateways with the premier meeting of Antarctic nations returning to Hobart for the fourth International Sub-Antarctic Forum in July 2020.

Tasmanian Government welcomes plan to upgrade the Sideling

8 May 2019 The Hodgman Liberal Government welcomes the announcement that a re-elected Morrison Liberal Government will provide $40 million to upgrade the Sideling as well as $1.5 million to consider options to reduce congestion in Launceston such as an Eastern Ring Road.

Tasmania leads the way in the Sensis Business Index

7 May 2019 The latest Sensis Business Index confirms the Hodgman Liberal Government’s policies are working, as Tasmanian business confidence remains among the strongest in the country.

Parliament paves the way to greater collaboration between Hobart councils

2 May 2019 Today’s passing by the House of Assembly of the Greater Hobart Bill is an exciting step forward in fostering greater collaboration between urban councils.

Tasmania jumps in economic rankings - CommSec report confirms

29 April 2019 Tasmania’s economy continues to perform strongly and has jumped into equal third best performing economy in the Nation according to CommSec’s State of the States report for April 2019, released today.

CPI supports Government's wage offer

24 April 2019 The ABS today released its Consumer Price Index data for Hobart for the March 2019 quarter, which shows that the cost of living declined in the quarter (by 0.2 per cent), and grew just 2.1 per cent over the year to the March 2019 quarter.

Budget Bacon fails to sizzle

18 April 2019 Earlier this year, Rebecca White dumped her signature pokies policy on the grounds that she couldn’t deliver it from Opposition. Today, Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon claims he will be introducing new taxation measures from Opposition.

Delivering better water infrastructure sooner

17 April 2019 The Hodgman Liberal Government is working in partnership with TasWater to deliver better water infrastructure, sooner through its landmark $200 million equity investment.

Deloitte confirms Tasmania’s strong economy

15 April 2019 Tasmania continues to be a better place to live than ever before, and today’s Deloitte Access Economics Business Outlook confirms that Tasmania’s economy has continued to perform strongly, supported by good population growth, household consumption, and public and private investment.

Bec-onomics would drive Tasmania back into debt and deficit

10 April 2019 The only question left unanswered from Parliament is how would Rebecca White and Labor fund their proposed $280 million cash splash on an unsustainable, unaffordable 3 per cent public sector wage rise?

A step forward for Greater Hobart

10 April 2019 The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to capitalising on the many exciting possibilities on the horizon for our capital city, while also effectively managing and planning for pressures our city faces as it grows.

Discipline key to protecting Tasmania’s financial future

9 April 2019 Under the Hodgman Liberal Government, our State’s balance sheet and our economy are strong, and maintaining budget discipline is crucial to ensuring our state continues to thrive.

Deliberate disruption to public services by unions

2 April 2019 The deliberate disruption to public services, the closure of schools and the refusal by the AEU to allow members to properly consider the new wages offer from the Government shows that this week’s strikes are all about union grandstanding and supporting Federal Labor’s election campaigns.

Intimidation tactics by union unacceptable

31 March 2019 The Government has received extremely concerning feedback from teachers who claim they felt intimidated by the AEU into voting against the Government’s previous wage offer.

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Point of Consumption Tax

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