The most critical issue facing Tasmania is our unacceptably high unemployment rate, and the urgent need to help the private sector create jobs. Creating jobs will be the number one priority of a majority Liberal Government, which is why we have set a target of reducing Tasmania’s unemployment rate to at least the national average, within our first term.
A majority Hodgman Liberal government will drive our economy and create jobs by investing strategically in productive infrastructure. We will create a new, independent body called Infrastructure Tasmania to manage and invest in vital infrastructure including rail, major roads, energy, ports, and water and sewerage. Establishing Infrastructure Tasmania is an important part of our long-term plan for the future of Tasmania.