No 'slash and burn' budget: Hodgman

Vulnerable Tasmanians and businesses have nothing to fear from the state budget, Premier Will Hodgman has declared.

Speaking about the government's performance in its first 100 days since taking office, Mr Hodgman today assured business leaders the budget would not be a ''slash and burn'' budget.

Mr Hodgman is trying hard to distance himself from the horror federal budget which has been slammed for hitting disadvantaged Australians the hardest and breaking promises not to cut health and education funding.

He said the budget, which will not be handed down until the end of August, would not stem business growth.

"Nor will it hurt disadvantaged or vulnerable Tasmanians," Mr Hodgman said. "This is a budget not to be afraid of.''

In his speech, Mr Hodgman also stressed his government would be keeping its promises.

The new government has released a scorecard of its performance against its first 100 day plan, showing it has achieved all the tasks it promised it would before Sunday's deadline.

This includes:

*Shortlisting high schools that will be extended to Year 12 by the start of next year.

*Referring cyber-bullying to the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute for investigation

*Calling for expressions of interest for an international shipping service

*Introducing legislation to repeal the forestry peace deal, which has passed the lower house.


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