This year's state budget is all about Building Tasmania's Future.  After three years of majority Liberal Government, Tasmania is now heading in the right direction, but we know there is still a long way to go and jobs remain our number one priority.

For the first time in a decade Tasmania is back in the black.  As Treasurer Peter Gutwein said "It has taken a responsible and disciplined approach to fiscal management that has enabled us to return Tasmania's finances to a sustainable position, with spending under control".

Key features of the budget include:

*  $658 million boost taking the health budget to over 7 billion over the next four years

*  $6.36 billion into education

*  $25 million package to support young people into employment

*  Action to reduce the cost of living

*  A Housing Incentive Package

*  $2 billion into infrastructure right around the state.

The Hodman Liberal Government's hard work over the past 3 years has paid off and this budget will deliver record spending in health and education, more support for young Tasmanians to get a job, and strong investment in infrastructure and services. Combined with unemployment now one of the lowest in the country and business confidence continuing to grow, we are better placed than ever to build Tasmania's future.





Change for a brighter future.