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Premier Hodgman’s State of the State speech: The key takeouts

  Premier Will Hodgman today delivered a confident State of the State speech, in which he clearly laid out his Government’s plan for continued economic growth and reiterated his commitment to delivering the Government’s election policies, while wisely eschewing calls from some quarters for radical policy reform. The hallmark of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s success…

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Aged Care Royal Commission poses interesting challenges for sector

By Managing Director Becher Townshend “Tell it early, tell it all, tell it yourself” – Lanny Davis With the announcement by the Federal Government of a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, those providers in the top 100 have had their work cut out for them over the Christmas break.  That is because the Royal Commission…

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2019 – an interesting year ahead

By Font PR Well, 2019 is here and if you’ve been unlucky enough to draw the office short-straw (or you’re in business like us) you’re already back at work and contemplating the year ahead.  For most, the main game will of course be the Federal election and the expected Labor victory under Bill Shorten.   Unlike previous Oppositions…

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2018 local government election update

Initial counts were conducted yesterday and overnight and while there is still much counting to go in the bigger councils, there are already some key results and take-outs.  Pleasingly, turnout was up to over 58 per cent state-wide (the second highest on record), reflecting strong voter interest in local government.  Outside of Hobart, there has been some significant changes…

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Ministerial reshuffle

Following the revelations about a personal relationship developing between Minister Sarah Courtney and her Departmental Secretary Dr John Whittington, the Premier has announced a minor cabinet reshuffle in order to avoid any perception of a conflict of interest.  The inquiry by Mr Damian Bugg QC found that while Ms Courtney breached the Ministerial Code of Conduct in…

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