Latest News from the Tasmanian Liberals
A majority Liberal Government will double the recurrent funding for mobile food vans that provide an essential safety net for vulnerable Tasmanians.
This amounts to $180,000 over three years for services such as Loui’s Van in Hobart, Gran’s Van in Devonport and Missionbeat in Launceston.
Mobile food vans deliver emergency relief to thousands of Tasmanians each year from the elderly, to children and the homeless.
A majority Liberal Government will always support those who are vulnerable and need support.
Tasmania has entrenched disadvantage, with almost one-third of our population relying on Commonwealth benefits as their main source of income, and 13.7 per cent of Tasmanians live below the poverty line.
The Liberals are committed to attracting investment, retaining industry and securing jobs by making Tasmania the most competitive place in Australia to do business.
One of the major concerns for industry and potential investors in the State has been the alarming increase in power prices with transmission costs soaring by 200% over the past five years.
Left unchecked, this issue represents a serious threat to existing and future business activity in Tasmania and places our State and our economy at a clear disadvantage within Australia.
The TCCI has today slammed Lara Giddings and Labor’s failure to identify any savings measure to offset their spending and begin filling the $900 million Labor-Green budget blackhole as “staggering” and “absolutely scary”.*
Lara Giddings' alarming revelation that every election promise she makes is driving the budget deeper into debt and deficit confirms that you simply can’t trust Labor with money.
Labor’s announcement that they are resurrecting their 2010 proposal for a Charter of Human Rights shows how badly out of touch they are with voters in this campaign.
Jobs is the main campaign issue by a country mile, and Labor are desperate to distract from their appalling jobs record – 10,000 jobs lost over the last four years.
The Charter of Human Rights is just another Labor distraction.
As Attorney General Brian Wightman said in Feb 2012, Tasmania cannot afford a charter of human rights.
The Liberals’ recognise an investment in ICT is an investment in jobs, increasing Tasmania’s economic wealth, improving productivity, innovation and business competitiveness.
IBISWorld predicts that 13 out of Australia’s 19 industry sectors will be either transformed or derive significant benefit from Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by 2050.
A majority Liberal Government will take action to develop a Data Centre Action Strategy, which is a key component of our Information and Communication Technology plan for Tasmania.
Recreational fishers will be outraged that their TV campaign against the super trawler has been hijacked by Labor and the Greens.
The Liberals stand shoulder to shoulder with recreational fishers in opposing the super trawler.
But the TV ads, which are funded by recreational fishers and by the Green front group Environment Tasmania, specifically target the Liberals despite both major parties having identical policies opposing super trawlers.
The TV commercials are fronted by Todd Lambert a senior CEPU official and ALP member.