First meeting of the new Tasmanian Liberal Government Cabinet

Jeremy Rockliff, Premier

Today the new Tasmanian Liberal Government Cabinet met for the first time.

Following the Cabinet meeting, each Minister will receive a Ministerial Charter Letter, committing them to upholding the highest of standards of public office and delivering every element of our 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future.

The Charter outlines priorities of each Minister that will drive their actions and decisions, particularly within the First 100 Days.

Our Liberal Government has already commenced delivering key parts of the Plan immediately, so that Tasmanian’s can feel the benefits sooner.

As I have said, the increased Parliament presents an opportunity to ensure Parliament operates efficiently and in the best interests of Tasmanians.

Today, I also discussed with Cabinet my intention to work productively with the Opposition, Leader of the Greens, JLN and independents to reform the way Parliamentary business is undertaken.

While the Standing Orders are ultimately a matter for Parliament, our Government will put forward the recommendation to do away with “Dorothy Dixers” and replace them with constituent questions to give Tasmanians further access to the Tasmanian Parliament.

I look forward to working with all Members of Parliament to deliver a functioning Parliament that acts in and has the best interests of Tasmanians at all times.

The amended Parliamentary Sitting Schedule for the 2024 calendar year has now been finalised and is available here.

Parliament will reconvene on Tuesday, May 14 2024.

The 2024-25 State Budget will be handed down on Thursday, September 12 2024.

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