Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
International ratings agency Moody’s has down rated Tasmania’s AA1 economic rating from stable to negative.
In 2012 Moody’s cut our rating from AAA to Aa1 and has now sent a signal to the markets that the quality of Tasmania’s credit is deteriorating.
The report noted:
“The negative outlook reflects an ongoing deterioration in Tasmania's financial performance, including persistent deficits, which are expected to continue widening as expenditures outpace revenues in the context of weaker economic conditions in the state.”
A majority Liberal Government will invest an extra $250,000 each year in the PCYC Network in Tasmania so that they can continue to support and educate our youth to reduce crime and repeat offending.
We will work with the PCYC Network of Tasmania in the administration of this additional funding. Individual clubs from around the State will be able to apply for funding from a central pool to upgrade equipment, facilities or for operational assistance, allowing them to build on the valuable work that they have been undertaking in Tasmania since 1946.
Lara Giddings must come clean on her secret savings at this afternoon's debate.
Two days ago (25 February) Lara Giddings claimed Labor would announce some savings - "In fact we will have some savings to be able to announce as well."
Lara Giddings must use today's debate to reveal where she will cut.
In the next four years Tasmania is facing Budget deficits of $903 million. They must be addressed and Ms Giddings needs to say how she will do so.
After a Labor candidate torpedoed a major golf development, it looks like Lara Giddings has gone flaky on another major job-creating investment – Cadbury’s.
The $16 million investment in Cadbury’s will create jobs and another tourism hotspot to help achieve the Liberals’ target of attracting 1.5 million visitors to Tasmania every year by 2020. If we achieve that target we can create up to 8,000 extra jobs.
The planning system is broken and Labor, the Greens and PUP are part of the problem.
If the experience of the Goggin and Claremont Golf Club developments are anything to go by, Tasmania has scant hope of getting any developments off the ground if a Labor-Green-PUP minority government gets into power.
Developers are lining up to build in Tasmania – but the only lines Labor and the Greens are interested in, are unemployment lines.
Only a majority Liberal Government will put jobs first.
A majority Liberal government will establish a Farm School Centre of Excellence at Hagley.
The centre will provide primary industry educational resources for students at Hagley Farm School and the 4000 or more students that visit and stay at the school each year.
It will also provide primary industry educational resources to other schools including farm schools throughout Tasmania.
A senior officer specialising in primary industry education will be based at the school working with the existing team at the Hagley School Farm and Environment Centre.
A majority Hodgman Liberal Government will invest more than $38 million over four years to rebuild health services in Southern Tasmania, that were slashed under Labor and the Greens.
At the last election, Labor promised to invest in elective surgery, build a new Royal Hobart Hospital and employ more frontline staff. Instead, and with the help of the Greens, Labor has delivered chaos - people waiting longer for surgery, nurses sacked and the Royal redevelopment has been totally mismanaged.