State Budget passes lower house

Peter Gutwein,Treasurer

This afternoon, the House of Assembly passed the 2019-20 State Budget which maintains the momentum and invests for growth for all Tasmanians.

We have come a long way in the past five years and Tasmania now has the strongest growing economy in the nation for the first time in 15 years, but we know there is more to do.

That’s why the State Budget makes record investments in infrastructure, health and education. It will deliver new schools, new hospitals, more housing, better roads, more teachers, nurses, doctors and police officers. Importantly, this Budget also supports the creation of around 10,000 new jobs.

While the Hodgman Liberal Government has been focused this week on passing our State Budget and getting on with the job of delivering our plan, we’ve seen the Labor Opposition once again entirely obsessed with stunts and delaying tactics.

The Budget session of Parliament is a time when Labor is supposed to prove their credentials as an alternative Government by laying out a clear plan and showing how you would re-frame the budget to do things differently.

Yet again this year, Labor has failed dismally. No alternative budget. No alternative plans. Just stunts and political games.

In contrast, the Hodgman Liberal Government is focused on getting on with the job of delivering on our Plan so all Tasmanians can share in a growing, prosperous State.

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