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The State Government convened a housing summit last week in response to the rental crisis. However, it will be weeks before immediate solutions are implemented after the summit endorsed longer-term policies but held back on agreeing to solutions that would provide instant relief to Tasmanian families ...
Man with a plan: Premier Will Hodgman on election night, ready to start his second term. Picture: Scott Gelston. After a long wait, the dust has settled and the new Tasmanian Government is starting to fall into place. Premier Will Hodgman has a final line-up for his second term and will start to kick-off the 100 ...

The Tasmania and ACT legislatures have a higher proportion of women than Australia's federal parliament, where almost 70% of parliamentarians are men. The World Economic Forum's 2017 ... previous election in 2014. Tasmania's conservative Liberal government, led by Will Hodgman, was returned in the latest election.
An Independent MLC has warned the Tasmanian Government not to push Hobart's homelessness problem to the north and north-west of the state. ... The report also mentions the previously announced 100ha of Housing Tasmania land including 67ha at Huntingfield in Kingborough which is underway and ...
Election analyst Kevin Bonham said it was a significant moment in Tasmanian and Australian politics. "That's the first majority female parliament of any state in Australia, the second majority parliament in Australia after the ACT which got one after its 2016 election," he said. "It's been quite a rapid step up in ...
Instead the State Government has proposed a raft of measures including fast-track building approvals and an advertising campaign to raise awareness about its election promises such as cutting land tax and stamp duty. "Landholders and developers don't fully understand the options that are available to ...

One of the top bureaucrats in Tasmania's Department of Premier and Cabinet has been "exonerated" after a nepotism investigation. The senior staffer, whose name has not been publicly released, went on leave last year while claims of nepotism relating to a woman he was allegedly in a romantic ...
A Liberal Government spokeswoman said the visitor economy was one of Tasmania's greatest competitive strengths. "As the visitor economy evolves, we will continue to work with the industry to address any concerns," she said. "We would encourage visitors to see and explore as much of our state as they ...
Tasmania has a proud railway heritage, just short of 150 years. Many restored exhibits are the equal, if not superior, to those on the mainland thanks to the foresight of a band of volunteers who scrounged locomotives and carriages from the Tasmanian Government Railways in the 1970s during the winding ...
TASMANIA'S Integrity Commission is considering action over fake social media accounts allegedly used during the state election campaign. ... The Tasmanian Government's Communications website includes guidelines for the use of non-Government sites, but ethical standards are absent. Both major ...
The Tasmanian Government is being urged to ensure any vacant public housing properties are made available to families in crisis. ... The Property Council wants the Government to conduct an urgent audit of Housing Tasmania properties to ensure empty houses are being used to accommodate families in ...
Experts say the Government was warned that Hobart was on the verge of a planning crisis. Images of families and couples living in tents and caravans at the Hobart showgrounds have shocked the Government into action. The Premier has convened what he called an urgent housing summit.
Mainlanders moving to Tasmania for peace and quiet are finding a capital city on the verge of a housing crisis. Morgan Pulcipher and her ... Images of families and couples living in tents and caravans at the Hobart showgrounds have shocked the Government into action. The Premier has convened what he ...
The Tasmanian Government will host an emergency housing summit next week, as families continue to struggle to find shelter in the state's capital. ... "Today, we will be extending an invitation to peak bodies like TasCOSS and Shelter Tasmania, as well as key stakeholders from the housing, building and ...
Many Tasmanians are shocked to learn on the eve of the state election that the State Government is planning to change gun laws. The Liberals want to make changes including making it easier for farmers to get semi-automatic and pump action shotguns for "crop protection" and "pest control". The policy ...
According to Tasmanian Greens leader Cassy O'Connor, "minority government is government for grown-ups", whereas "majority government is government for vested interests, corruption and corporate deals". The Greens' pitch to voters at Saturday's Tasmanian state election is not being couched in policy ...
"It is most likely that it is beyond the capacity of any government to totally deal with what is a pressing community challenge, and nor is this an issue that has suddenly or unexpectedly arisen," he said. "All Tasmanians are acutely aware of the stress in Tasmania's housing market, whether it be for public ...

The Tasmanian Liberals have retained majority government in a state election which has seen Labor recover and the Greens pushed to the brink of political oblivion. Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman won at least 13 of the 25 state lower house seats on Saturday, a loss of two, but still enough for the ...
It's a plan to protect our precious way of life, and to help more Tasmanians into a home of their own. A plan to invest in the infrastructure needed to build Tasmania's future. We have achieve a lot over the last four years, working together with our community. Tasmania is now a much more confident, prouder ...
A majority Labor government will continue to support the development of its successful Tasmanian irrigation and water infrastructure projects and protect Tasmanian businesses from the effects of drought and provide the surety that will underpin future growth in the state's agricultural sector. A key initiative ...
"The Tasmanian government already invests either directly or indirectly in a number of health call centres which are available to the Tasmanian public," ... "Further to this, Ambulance Tasmania has recently commenced investigating the establishment of yet another health advice line for Tasmanian callers to ...
The Tasmanian government has described the incident as a "natural disaster" in terms of potential damage it could do to the state's economy. ... "However, I am advised by Biosecurity Tasmania that current evidence suggests the supply-chain issue relates to a single fumigation facility, which has now been ...
"The Liberal Tasmanian government has chronically underfunded health, so I call on the federal Liberal government to match federal Labor's commitment of $30 million for elective surgery in Tasmania," Ms White said. "It's the least they could do after cutting $1.1 billon out of Tasmania's health system.".
Currently there are more than 500 mining leases in Tasmania, and although most cover small quarrying operations, there are 10 operating major mines. ... Mineral Resources Tasmania (MRT) is the Tasmanian government entity charged with ensuring that the state's mineral resources are managed ...
The next Tasmanian government must put the growth of skilled digital jobs at the forefront of its policy platform if it is to give Tasmanians the best opportunities, according to the two candidates vying for a spot in the next Cabinet. Speaking at a forum on Future Jobs for Tasmania hosted by ACS - the ...
PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull is set to announce $27 million in Federal government funding across regional Tasmania when he visits the ... Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman takes a selfie with PM Malcolm Turnbull and Love Your Local ambassador David Foster at Lauderdale's Foreshore Tavern.
THE Tasmanian government department investigating the deaths of 16 polo ponies late last month is still refusing to provide any new information ... and two sick ponies about an hour after driving off the Spirit of Tasmania in Melbourne, and had been unable to pull over to check the animals any earlier.
Labor has unveiled a $32.5 million four-year energy policy, setting a target to generate more than "120 per cent" of Tasmania's energy needs from renewables. Party leader Rebecca White said a Labor government would restore the state's renewable energy advantage by focusing on technology that lowers ...
The Farrell family's run of good luck in Tasmania continued unabated. They won the right to build a second casino-hotel-golf course development in Launceston. They were on a roll and somehow the family managed to persuade the government of the day to grant them the monopoly on placing pokies in ...
Whatever the result in Tasmania's March 3 election, Richo expects the new government will "do what every Tasmanian government has done before. It will pass a grab-bag of policies it knows it cannot pay for." Unkindly but not entirely inaccurately, Richo says the idea that someone else will pay "is ...
The Liberal Party has launched its major education policy, vowing to outspend Labor on what it describes as Tasmania's biggest ever investment in teachers and support ... Mr Rockliff said at least 76 teachers would be employed by 2022 as part of the plan to extend all government high schools to Year 12.
THE Tasmanian Greens will implement a moratorium on fish farm expansion if it gets a say in government after the election. Marine environment spokeswoman Rosalie Woodruff said the policy would clean up fish farming in Tasmania. "We have to stop, listen to the scientists and listen to local communities ...
ACCORDING to the Australian Productivity Report on government Services 2018, Tasmania's prison population has increased by 23 per cent since July, 2014. ... The Tasmanian Liberals' Plan implies that investing in prison infrastructure will lead to a significant lowering of the crime rate, yet this link is not ...
In Tasmania, ahead of the March 3 state election, the Liberal government is facing pressure to introduce tough new political donation laws, going beyond the existing federal laws requiring the disclosure of individual donations worth more than $13,500. The leader of the Tasmanian Greens, Cassy ...
I for one, along with many of my business colleagues and personal friends, am sick of their posturing about the possibility of minority government in Tasmania. Let me be extremely clear, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry -- representing the views of our members statewide -- know that ...
THE State government has submitted a bid to have the decommissioned HMAS Darwin scuttled off Tasmania's East Coast where it could serve as a ... In late 2016, the Federal Government decided not to sink the HMAS Tobruk in Tasmanian waters for the same purpose, opting to scuttle her in Queensland.
Labor spokeswoman Sarah Lovell described the funding package as a bad deal for Tasmania. "The deal that is on the table goes nowhere near making up for the cuts that happened under the Abbott and Hodgman governments," she said. "There is no more crucial time than now to properly resource our ...
Initially Mr Morris was told by Biosecurity Tasmania he would be able to sell fruit because his farm was declared free of fruit fly. A further test of 600 pieces ... But the original protocols were tightened after the Federal government told the Tasmanian government export markets wanted to see stricter controls.
The coalition includes Aged & Community Services Australia, Council on the Ageing, the Housing Industry Association of Tas, the Local government Association Tasmania, Master Builders Tasmania, Regional Development Australia Tasmania, Shelter Tas, the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and ...
The Tasmanian government has decided not to appoint a chief information security officer after a year-long recruitment process for the inaugural role. The government first advertised for a cyber chief to sit within the Department of Premier and Cabinet in December 2016, shortly before it began searching for ...
State and federal politicians are backing calls for a commission of inquiry into bribery allegations surrounding the fall of a Tasmanian government four ... "This goes to the very governance of Tasmania, if there's one issue that today warrants some sort of commission of inquiry, it's this issue," he said.
The government on Sunday pledged $340 million toward prison infrastructure, including a 270-bed prison in the state's north and a new remand centre in the south for up to 70 inmates. The new facilities will keep the community safe and boost the economy, with the creation of more than 4000 jobs, ...
There is growing speculation the Tasmanian government is about to announce the date for the state election on the back of a new poll showing a turnaround in support for the Liberals and Premier. The government took the unusual step of releasing internal polling, which they claimed shows a turnaround ...
The Tasmanian government is under pressure to find a new surgical abortion service, after the closure of the state's only clinic. Dr Paul Hyland had been the state's primary surgical abortion provider for 17 years, but said rising costs and a drop in demand had meant he had closed the service. He said the ...
The Tasmanian government has revealed plans for the island state to opt out of the National Electricity market, cutting all ties with mainland pricing mechanisms even though it will still export and import power over its sub-sea cable. Tasmania, which only joined the east coast states and South Australia on ...
Despite the removal being condemned by the Tasmanian government, Australian Federal police association and police Association of Tasmania, the Turnbull government does nothing. International events this year have only underscored the need to return the AFP. Labor has committed to restoring the ...
It is untenable for the head of the Tasmania's Health Service to remain in his position given the government has promised to remove him if it is re-elected, a union says. The Health and Community Service Union (HACSU) said the Tasmanian government's promise to sack David Alcorn had created more ...
Both Labor and the Greens are pushing the government to recall parliament to implement the change sooner, but Mr Ferguson issued a statement dismissing the calls. "This cannot be rushed, to do so will put the change at risk and cut short our promised consultation," he said. Policy analyst Martyn ...
Greens tourism spokeswoman Andrea Dawkins said the figures were indicative of a larger problem within the government about the use of Tasmanian government credit cards. "We need to know that departmental credit card use is being monitored and that there is accountability within the system," Ms ...
RESOURCES Minister Guy Barnett has spruiked his party's forestry policies during an at times heated government Business Enterprise hearing. ... The committee heard Sustainable Timber Tasmania is expected to undergo a second audit for Forest Stewardship Council certification early in 2018.


 

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