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Times are good for Tasmania - economic reports confirm

28 January 2019 Tasmania is now a much better place to live and work than ever before and today’s reports from Deloitte Access Economics and CommSec show that once again Tasmania’s economy is the envy of the nation.

Tasmanian jobs ahead under the Hodgman Liberal Government

24 January 2019 Jobs remains the number one priority for the Hodgman Liberal Government, and I welcome today’s confirmation by the ABS that full-time jobs over the past year have grown by 1000, and the unemployment rate has remained steady at 5.8 per cent significantly lower than the 7.5 per cent when we came to office.

Public sector wages

24 January 2019 The Tasmanian Liberal Government is disappointed at continuing industrial action from Unions, despite the concession from some union bosses last month that industrial action did not allow for good faith negotiations.

Boosting Tasmania's apprentice numbers

23 January 2019 Jobs are the Hodgman Liberal Government’s number one priority and it’s clear that our long term plan is working with 14,400 more Tasmanians in work since we came to office.

Government does not support lockout laws

16 January 2019 The Hodgman majority Liberal Government will not introduce lockout laws.

Have your say on the future of local government

14 January 2019 The Hodgman Liberal Government recognises the importance of local government and the increasingly complex role it plays in serving and representing local Tasmanian communities.

Retail trade growth another sign of a fast-growing economy

11 January 2019 There’s more good news for Tasmania’s fast-growing economy with the latest ABS retail trade figures for November 2018 showing a 5.3 per cent growth in retail trade in Tasmania compared to the same time the year before.

Tasmania continues to lead the nation in job vacancies

9 January 2019 Tasmania’s thriving economy is continuing to create opportunities throughout the State with Australian Bureau of Statistics showing job vacancies increasing by a nation leading 16.7 per cent in the November 2018 quarter.

Delivering the water and sewerage infrastructure Northern Tasmania needs

4 January 2019 The Hodgman majority Liberal Government this week became a shareholder in Taswater and has been working closely with TasWater to plan the delivery of $400 million of investment in stormwater and sewerage infrastructure in Launceston.

New strategy to drive business growth

21 December 2018 Small business is one of Tasmania’s key drivers of jobs and investment growth and we will further strengthen the sector and boost our economy through a new Tasmanian Business Growth Strategy 2018-2023.

Mainlanders are choosing Tasmania as a home

20 December 2018 Under the Hodgman Liberal Government’s long-term plan, Tasmania’s population is growing at its fastest rate in nearly a decade.

Cessation of disruptive industrial campaign welcomed

20 December 2018 It is incumbent on all unions to follow the Community and Public Sector Union’s lead and end their industrial campaigns targeted at disrupting Tasmanians and return to the negotiating table.

Plenty of jobs on offer for Tasmanians

The latest figures released today from the Australian Department of Jobs and Small Business confirm Tasmania has achieved the highest growth in the nation when it comes to online advertisements for job vacancies.

September Quarterly Report

14 December 2018 The September Quarterly Report on the 2018-19 Budget has been released and is available on Treasury’s website.

Tasmania bucks national trend on housing finance

10 December 2018 The Hodgman Liberal Government is laying the foundations for the future to make Tasmania the state for people to work, live and invest.

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