The election result has confirmed Tasmanians have voted for the stability and certainty that only a majority Liberal Government can provide, at a time when Tasmania needs it most.
This is a historic result for the Tasmanian Liberal party, having never before secured three consecutive terms of majority Government – and we have done it with an outstanding statewide result, including swings to the Liberal party in Bass, Braddon and Lyons.
We have laid out a clear plan to secure Tasmania’s future, and I thank Tasmanians for showing faith in my Government and providing me the privilege of being your Premier and I will not let Tasmanians down.
We will continue building on our strong economic position, so we can create more jobs and ensure we have the skills and training pathways Tasmanians need.
This will allow us to continue investing strongly in health, in education and in housing, and to continue delivering our record infrastructure program, which is building better and safer communities.
We have worked hard since 2014 to turn Tasmania around, and our plan has worked, with our economy leading the nation and 26,800 more jobs in Tasmania today and business confidence driving investment and opportunity.
But we know there is more to do and I will continue to lead a government of conviction and compassion to ensure Tasmanians, no matter their circumstances or background, will have the opportunity to benefit from our growing State.
I would like to acknowledge members of my team, and all those who put themselves forward this election – regardless of their political colours.
It’s no easy thing to put yourself forward and stand for Parliament, and I know all share a common goal to be a strong voice for our communities and for Tasmania.
We now await the finalisation of counting later this week and the declaration of the polls.