PREMIER Lara Giddings will use tomorrow's state of the state address to announce initiatives aimed at improving equality and increasing access to services.
State Parliament resumes tomorrow after the long summer break but debate on legislation will have to wait another two weeks, with most of the first three sitting days set to be taken up by Ms Giddings's speech and responses from her colleagues and opponents.
Leader of Government Business Michelle O'Byrne said the speech would highlight the work already under way to stimulate jobs growth, as well as announcing some initiatives.
"The budget will still be tight but the decisions we have made have been sustainable," Ms O'Byrne said.
With about 12 months to go until the next state election, Ms O'Byrne said the government was also going to intensify the level of scrutiny applied to the Liberal Party's policies.
"We need them to start being honest about what they're actually going to do," she said.
The government will be urging Tasmanians to look to Queensland, where services have been slashed under the newly-elected Liberal Party.
Opposition Leader Will Hodgman will use his response to outline the Liberals' population target of 650,000 by 2050.
Mr Hodgman said yesterday there was no silver bullet for population growth, but he believed the party's policies would provide incentives for people to stay or move to the state.