My vision is of a Tasmania that stands on its own two feet and is open for business, with a government that provides leadership and functions within its means. We deserve quality services in the areas of health, education and law and order, but we must have a strong economy to achieve this and to provide job opportunities for young people.
Pembroke is a great place to live, work, and raise a family but with your help I want to make it even better. Our Plan for a Brighter Future will create jobs for our young people, and ensure every available dollar is spent on frontline services such as health and police. We will invest in education, and tackle the cost of living pressures. These are my priorities!
The Liberals have announced 90 policies which will create a brighter future for Pembroke residents including:
And much more... For all announcements and further policy information, please visit www.tas.liberal.org.au
As part of a majority Hodgman Liberal Government I will introduce minimum mandatory jail terms for those who commit serious sexual crimes against children.
There is no excuse for child sexual abuse. This policy will send a strong message to offenders that there will be zero tolerance for such henious crimes. A copy of our policy can be found here.
Road safety and public transport is a critical issue on the Eastern Shore. The Mornington roundabout is constantly raised with me as a source of safety concern and all steps must be taken to ensure the risk of accidents at this busy roundabout are minimised.
I am also fighting for funds to complete upgrades to the eastern approaches to the Tasman Bridge. Improved and safer access from the East Derwent Highway (Rose Bay end) to the Tasman Highway (towards the airport) must be addressed as a priority.
Junior football is a very important part of the Eastern Shore community, and family life.
A majority Hodgman Liberal Government will support junior football in Pembroke by providing:
$125,000 for the Clarence Junior Football Club to construct new toilets, a kiosk and extra lights at their training ground at Howrah Primary.
$20,000 to assist the Lindisfarne Junior Football Club continue their Football Opportunity program
The Tasmanian Liberals have announced the biggest single injection into community youth justice, with $5.3 million in funding over the next three years.
Tasmania has the highest youth offender rate in Australia, the highest youth unemployment rate in the country, and the worst retention rate for young people in senior secondary education. There is a strong correlation between youth offending and unemployment, and an absolute correlation between a young person failing at school and entering the youth justice system.
A Hodgman majority Liberal government will provide funding to deliver programs statewide, including:
For further information, please see our full policy here.
Vanessa will play a key role in a majority Liberal Government. -Hon Will Hodgman MP