The Hodgman Liberal Government is getting on with the job of delivering our Plan as the new Parliament commences this week.
The Government will table our agenda for 2018, which sets out our Plan for the first year of the re-elected majority Liberal Government.
The Government will introduce the Tasmanian Health Service Bill, which brings the management of the Tasmanian Health Service under the new Department of Health and supports the reform agenda set out in the One State, One Health System, Better Outcomes white paper.
It creates a new Act to bring our health system under a single point of accountability and repeals the Tasmanian Health Organisations Act 2011, which is better suited to a large state with multiple health bureaucracies.
The reforms to our health service will deliver stronger local decision-making in our hospitals, reduce bureaucracy and save taxpayers more than $4 million over four years which will be invested in frontline health services
Since the election, the Hodgman Liberal Government has been hard at work delivering on our commitments. We have already taken action to address Hobart’s traffic congestion, tackle Tasmania’s housing challenge, bring down cost of living pressures, recruit more teachers for our schools, and better protect vulnerable Tasmanians.
Only the Hodgman Liberal Government has a long term plan to build Tasmania’s future. Our Plan was endorsed at the state election and we are getting on with the job of delivering on our commitments to take Tasmania to the next level.
Michael Ferguson, Leader of Government Business in the House of Assembly