Budget 2014: 12 boards to be axed

Some of the state’s most well known government boards and committees are set to face the axe.

The Tasmanian Qualifications Authority, Schools Registrations Board and Tasmanian Community Fund are among 12 named in the budget to be abolished.

The government announced before the March state election it would audit the state's 150 boards and committees to find savings.

Earlier this month the government announced 16 boards would go, and a further 18 would be reduced or merged in an effort to save $7 million.

The Legal Aid Commission, Marine and Safety Authority and Road Safety Advisory Council will have funding and membership reduced.

The three THO Governing Councils will be amalgamated and the Tasmanian Gaming Commission and Liquor Licensing Board will merge to form the Tasmanian Gaming and License Commission.

Today's budget means that over 20 per cent of all boards and committees will either be abolished, merged or have their membership reduced.


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