Restoring size of Tasmanian Parliament

Jeremy Rockliff,Premier

I have said as Premier that I will lead a courageous government, a government that is accountable and operates with integrity.

Our Government has always said we support an increase in the size of Parliament.

Our priorities – right now – are to continue our significant investment into health, education, and housing as well as the vital job of improving safety for children and women.

However, I accept that we need a functional Parliament, and importantly, a functional Committee system.

I do not suspect it will be a popular issue.

When things need fixing, we need to have the courage to fix them.

And so today, I can confirm that the Tasmanian Liberal Government will introduce a Bill by the end of this year, to restore the numbers from 25 to 35 seats in the House of Assembly, which would come into effect at the next state election.

Because ultimately this is about ensuring the Tasmanian Parliament remains in the best shape to deliver the best outcomes for Tasmanians.

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