Giddings focuses on governing

Lara Giddings.
Lara Giddings.

DESPITE an election date not to be set "for some time yet", both major parties are busy getting policies ready to take out to the Tasmanian people in the coming weeks.

Premier Lara Giddings yesterday said she "still had government to do" and once the date was set, the campaign would be running.

Opposition Leader Will Hodgman, however, is already in full campaign mode calling it the "home straight", although he declined to announce any new policies yesterday.

Mr Hodgman said he had already released more than 100 policies and there were many more to come.

"Tasmanians have less than three months to consider how they might vote", Mr Hodgman said.

Both parties were pointing the finger at each other when it came to costings.

While Mr Hodgman said all his policies were fully costed and funded, Ms Giddings disagreed.

"He's never shown us how," she said.

Mr Hodgman said the real question was how Labor and the Greens would pay for their election promises.

"Will they take Tasmania further into debt?" he said.

Ms Giddings said all Mr Hodgman had was one-liners.

"He doesn't have any meat behind his policies," she said.


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