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A majority Hodgman Liberal Government will invest more than $27 million over four years in the North, to rebuild health services that were slashed under Labor and the Greens.
At the last election, Labor promised to invest in elective surgery and employ more frontline staff. Instead, and with the help of the Greens, Labor has delivered chaos - people waiting longer for surgery, nurses sacked, vital programs cut and hospital beds locked away.
Only the Liberals have a plan to rebuild health services. Our health Plan for the North includes:
A majority Hodgman Liberal Government will invest more than $11 million over four years to rebuild health services that were slashed under Labor and the Greens.
At the last election, Labor promised to invest in elective surgery and employ more frontline staff. Instead, and with the help of the Greens, Labor has delivered chaos - people waiting longer for surgery, nurses sacked, vital services cut and the waiting list to see a specialist keeps growing.
The Liberals will enter into a $1.35 million partnership with the Beacon Foundation to tackle youth unemployment in Tasmania, which has sky-rocketed under Labor and the Greens.
The Liberals will provide $225,000 for three years, with the Beacon Foundation matching that dollar for dollar through its continued support from corporate Australia.
As a result of this funding over 1500 extra students will benefit from the Beacon Foundation’s program. That is over 1500 students we are helping to be job ready, or to actually get a job.
No Liberals will be attending today’s forum because its organisers deceitfully misrepresented it as an even-handed opportunity to present both sides of the case for sensible development on the mountain.
Once it became clear that the forum would be just a one-sided rant against the cable car or any development at the summit, I contacted the organisers and withdrew.
That was nine days ago, yet even now the organisers are dishonestly claiming that Liberal representatives will be present.
Labor’s announcement of 15 additional Police is evidence David O’Byrne is panicked and running out of ideas.
Labor have spent years saying we don’t need more police despite the evidence to the contrary. Now they’re panicking and contradicting themselves.
Tasmanian Police have been savaged by David O’Byrne’s deep frontline cuts. In the last election, Labor promised 30 new police officers but ended up cutting 108. They won’t deliver this time either because they’ve identified no savings to pay for any of their commitments.
A majority Liberal Government will work with the racing industry to create a long-term strategic plan to grow the industry to be self-sustaining, and quarantine any unclaimed dividends to re-invest in prize money across the three racing codes.
The racing industry injects about $103 million a year into the Tasmanian economy, and 5,571 Tasmanians are either employed or participants in the industry.
The industry has however gone through a period of significant challenges, not helped by a series of poor decisions by successive Labor Governments.
A majority Liberal Government will invest $300,000 on improving recreational access in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area in line with its commitment of reversing the Labor-Green lock-ups.
Unlike Labor and the Greens, the Liberals support sustainable recreational access to the Arthur-Pieman and that’s why we will, in government, commit additional funding to allow tracks that they closed to be reopened.
As we have said on many occasions, cutting access to an area long enjoyed by Tasmanian families because of the actions of a small minority is not responsible government.