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Protecting the critically endangered Orange-bellied parrot

3 July 2019 Tasmania’s Orange-bellied parrot captive breeding program plays a vitally important role in protecting and growing the population of this critically endangered species.

Unacceptable union bans shut Ulverstone Secondary College

2 July 2019 Due to unsafe and dangerous union work bans by school cleaners, the Principal and Department of Education have been obligated to close Ulverstone Secondary College due to health and safety concerns.

Making electricity concessions simpler and keeping costs low

28 June 2019 The Hodgman Liberal Government will ensure eligible Tasmanians do not miss out on electricity concessions because of administrative errors or delays beyond their control.

Union chaos means public sector workers miss out again

25 June 2019 With Tasmania’s union leaders locked in a fierce internal fight over who should be President of Unions Tasmania, our hardworking public sector workers are missing out on the pay rise they deserve.

Further negotiation threatened by union stunts

24 June 2019 Today, just days before a requested and planned negotiation meeting, unions have threatened further industrial action designed to shut down schools and childcare centres, as well as disrupt prisons and health services.

Historic infrastructure investment into Launceston

21 June 2019 The University of Tasmania’s expanded $344 million Northern Transformation program, focussing on the redevelopment of the Inveresk precinct, is the single largest infrastructure investment in Launceston’s history, and provides a major boost for the region’s economy.

Investment in Northern Tasmania welcomed

20 June 2019 The Hodgman Liberal Government welcomes today’s announcement of further investment in job-creating infrastructure to boost the visitor appeal of Northern Tasmania.

2019-20 State Budget passes Parliament

20 June 2019 Today, the 2019-20 State Budget which makes record investments in infrastructure, health and education was passed by Parliament.

Petulant stunts preventing pay rises for public servants

18 June 2019 This morning’s stunt by the Community and Public Sector Union again demonstrates why our hard working public sector workers have not received the pay rise they deserve, because their union is more interested in headlines than good faith negotiation.

State Budget passes lower house

13 June 2019 This afternoon, the House of Assembly passed the 2019-20 State Budget which maintains the momentum and invests for growth for all Tasmanians.

A strong economy delivering more jobs

13 June 2019 Tasmania now has the strongest growing economy in the nation for the first time in almost 15 years, and the Government has a budget and a plan to maintain this momentum and invest for growth.

Tasmanians to benefit from extended first home owners grant

13 June 2019 Tasmanians considering buying their first home will continue to be able to take advantage of the first home owners grant, with the Bill passing the Lower House today.

Burial cost claims need clarification

12 June 2019 Further clarification is needed regarding claims by the Anglican Church that it will charge up to $15,000 for the burial component of a funeral.

Lazy Labor's budget session shocker

10 June 2019 Labor’s lacklustre efforts to respond to the budget has proven once again that they are a lazy, fence-sitting, policy-free opposition.

Tasmania’s economy leads the nation

5 June 2019 Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics State Final Demand for the March 2019 confirms Tasmania has the strongest economy in the nation.

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