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30 07, 2019

Strong growth in building approvals

By |2019-07-30T16:47:22+10:00Tuesday, 30 July 2019|

ABS data released today has confirmed Tasmania is the strongest state in the nation for the annual growth of dwelling approvals. The 2018-19 financial year saw 3,121 dwellings approved, which is the strongest growth of any state and 9.5 per cent higher than approvals for 2017-18. These strong figures mean [...]

29 07, 2019

Landmark deal to benefit Tasmanian racing

By |2019-07-29T13:25:11+10:00Monday, 29 July 2019|

The announcement today of a lucrative new partnership deal between Tasracing and global racing players, Ladbrokes, is a major boost for Tasmanian racing. The deal includes naming rights to Elwick, Mowbray and Spreyton racetracks, all three major cups as part of the Tasmanian Summer Thoroughbred Racing Carnival and other feature [...]

25 07, 2019

Tasmanians celebrated in new exhibition

By |2019-07-29T13:27:17+10:00Thursday, 25 July 2019|

A new exhibition celebrating contemporary Tasmanian portraits opens at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) tonight. The works by prominent Tasmanian artist Geoff Dyer depict a range of Tasmanians, including Alec Campbell (Gallipoli survivor), Richard Flanagan (author), David Walsh (founder of Mona), John Clark (former Director of the National [...]

24 07, 2019

Labor’s reckless scaremongering on cladding hits new low

By |2019-07-29T13:28:40+10:00Wednesday, 24 July 2019|

The scaremongering by Tasmanian Labor and spokesperson Jen Butler has hit a new low today with uninformed and dangerous comments about cladding on buildings in Tasmania. The publishing of a list of ‘cladded’ buildings - deemed by an independent fire expert to be a low fire risk - has the [...]

21 07, 2019

Tasmania the destination for business events and conferences

By |2019-07-29T13:30:06+10:00Sunday, 21 July 2019|

Business events continue to play a major role in Tasmania’s strong visitor economy, creating jobs and opportunities across the state. More than 36,000 delegates attended business events and conferences in Tasmania last year, injecting almost $150 million into the economy. Delegates attending business events tend to stay longer and spend [...]

19 07, 2019

Tasmanian students shine at Youth Parliament

By |2019-07-29T13:43:06+10:00Friday, 19 July 2019|

Today I accepted on behalf of the Tasmanian Government the Youth Bills passed by students taking part in the 32nd Tasmanian Youth Parliament in Hobart this week. Forty-eight students from 22 schools took part in the week-long Youth Parliament 2019, where they were involved in debating and passing a number [...]

19 07, 2019

Government committed to smooth transfer of Protek files

By |2019-07-29T13:41:29+10:00Friday, 19 July 2019|

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to minimising exposure in our strong building and construction industry to hikes in insurance premiums, caused largely by building issues in Sydney and Melbourne. The Department of Justice has been in contact with Launceston surveyor Protek, local councils and other surveyors to ensure Protek’s [...]

19 07, 2019

Tasmania’s favourable housing conditions recognised

By |2019-07-29T13:32:09+10:00Friday, 19 July 2019|

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to making home ownership more accessible for more Tasmanians. The latest Housing Scorecard from HIA demonstrates the Government’s policy settings to encourage more Tasmanians to purchase a home are working. Tasmania has seen the biggest improvement in the nation, and now sits second to [...]

18 07, 2019

Butler reckless fearmongering on building issues

By |2019-07-29T13:44:31+10:00Thursday, 18 July 2019|

Labor's Jen Butler has demonstrated a total lack of understanding when it comes to the building insurance and flammable cladding issues. While Ms Butler and Labor are recklessly fearmongering, I have been working cooperatively at the Building Ministers Forum today with my Commonwealth, state and territory counterparts. All ministers have [...]

17 07, 2019

New format for Ten Days delivers

By |2019-07-29T13:48:29+10:00Wednesday, 17 July 2019|

I am delighted that a new format for Tasmania’s Ten Days on the Island Festival has resulted in an increase of people attending the festival, as confirmed in the official 2019 statistics. Ten Days’ attracted total attendances of over 18,000, spread across three separate weekends across Tasmania during March. The [...]

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