Today’s announcement that the West Coast Wilderness Railway will close in April shows that there is an urgent need to invest more in our tourism industry, to attract visitors to our State and our iconic attractions.
Congratulations to Daniel Geale on a hard-fought but well deserved win over Anthony Mundine last night.
Today’s announcement that Labor will lock up another 170,000 hectares of Tasmanian forests is all about appeasing the Greens, and nothing about Tasmania’s best interests.
Confirmation that despite our unacceptably high unemployment rate Tasmanian businesses need to import skilled labour highlights the desperate need to improve education and training levels in our state.
On Australia Day I’m reminded of how lucky I am to not just be an Australian, but to be a Tasmanian.
The Liberals have always believed that the forest deal is a politically motivated deal by Labor to appease the Greens and stay in power.
For a key signatory to the forest agreement to be calling on the Legislative Council to reject the Government’s own amendments to the deal highlights just how ridiculous and unworkable this disastrous deal is.*
Labor’s plans to list over 100,000 hectares of our forests as World Heritage, prior to even a vote on the job-destroying forest deal, rides rough-shod over Tasmanians and the Tasmanian Parliament.
Earlier today I visited the Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas and was struck by the destructive force of the fire down there. This is an absolute tragedy for many Tasmanians and my heart goes out to them.
My thoughts and those of my Liberal colleagues are with those Tasmanians who have suffered loss as a result of the devastating fires that have ravaged our state.
Yesterday the Premier announced $25 million to stimulate the economy, today she has announced $40 million to shut the economy down.
Labor has had 14 years, more than 100 job plans, and 7,000 jobs have been lost since Lara Giddings became Premier.
People should judge Labor not by their latest promises, but by their record.
- Call for greater tourism opportunities in the South West
- Tourism funding
- GST Review
- Libs back bio-fuel plants for Tasmania
- Ricky Ponting a true Tasmanian champion
- Forestry deal threatens future of iconic Australian Wooden Boat Festival
- Brown confirms the forest deal is a farce
- Disastrous forestry deal
- Appalling economic growth figures shows why we need the Libs’ economic stimulus plan