Tourism, jobs and development are tops


Tasmanian Tourism Industry Council: A Premier for Tourism

•- $4 million a year extra into tourism marketing to secure record air capacity to Tasmania and boost regional marketing.

•- For the next premier to take the tourism portfolio giving the industry a much needed whole of government focus.

•- Removing the shackles off Spirit of Tasmania with a clear government plan to boost both its freight and passenger business.

•- A new statewide events strategy with a particular focus on developing iconic events in the North and North-West.

•- Cutting the red and green tape restricting private investment in our nature reserve areas, including National Parks.

TCCI: Pushing for the "Big 4 you can't ignore"

•- Make it cheaper and easier to do business in Tasmania.

•- Encourage investment and strengthen incentives for entrepreneurship.

•- Make it easier to employ people to create job and tackle rising unemployment.

•- Build better infrastructure to improve road, rail and sea transport for Tasmanian business.

TasCOSS: Education and Employment

•- Appoint a Minister for Employment and Participation

•- Separate crisis accommodation for homeless 13 to 16 year-olds.

•- A state policy on affordable housing.

•- Concession for low- income tenants for water usage.

•- Ensure no Tasmanian is disconnected from power due to inability to pay.

•- Promoting Tasmanian interests to the federal government, including the NDIS, full Gonski funding and increased Newstart.

Tas ICT - The National Broadband Network

•- Get the NBN back on track.

•- Cost-effective data transmission (the cost of transmitting data over Bass Strait is between 200 and 300 per cent more expensive than transmitting data between Sydney and Melbourne).

- •A more competitive taxation regime - the biggest employment project in Tasmania's recent history was 750 new jobs at Vodafone, delivered because payroll tax relief was provided.

The Launceston City Council

•- $5.65 million for flood remediation work at Kings Meadows.

•- $2.75 million for a new playground and connector bridge at North Bank.

•- Increased funding of $4 million for the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.

RACT - Better return for motorists

- •Create a dedicated highway patrol unit of Tasmania Police, or a firm commitment to increase high visibility policing.

•- Renew the $90 million Community Roads program for another four years, but increase the funding threshold to $120 million.

•- For all parties to outline any planned increases to taxes or fees affecting motorists.

- •Review the speed limit on probationary licences, with a view to increasing it to 90km/ h.

•- Commitment from all parties to campaign against the removal of or a reduction to the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme.


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