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Growing Tasmania

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Growing Tasmania Friday, 28 September 2012 11:06

“The Tasmanian Liberal Senate Team is seeking input from the community to assist us with our

plan to restore economic growth, pride and self reliance in Tasmania,” Senator Abetz said today.

“Last month Mr Tony Abbott announced the establishment of the Liberal’s Working Group to

Grow Tasmania. This working group is being overseen by myself, Senator David Bushby, Senator

Richard Colbeck and Senator Stephen Parry.”

“The Growth Plan for Tasmania will seek to harvest input on:

 Identifying how we can foster a pro-wealth creation culture;

 Identifying and enhancing our strengths;

 Identifying what inhibitors can be removed; and

 Identifying what Federal policies impact more adversely in Tasmania than elsewhere.

“We all want to see a stronger and more resilient Tasmanian economy that will deliver more

jobs and a higher standard of living for all Tasmanians,” Senator Abetz said.

“The Liberal’s Growth Plan includes a commitment to abolish the Carbon Tax which, as an

island State, impacts Tasmania more than anywhere else in our nation with increased costs to

aviation, shipping and transportation to and from Tasmania.”

“I encourage all interested parties to submit their written submissions to The Liberal’s Working

Group to Grow Tasmania to my office by the 21st of December 2012” - GPO Box 1675 Hobart

7001 - or by email to

“The Working Group is due to report its findings to the Leader of the Opposition Mr Tony

Abbott next year.”

“In the intervening period, Senators Bushby, Colbeck, Parry and I, along with our Senate

candidates Sally Chandler, Sarah Courtney and House of Representatives candidates Eric

Hutchinson and Andrew Nikolic, will be travelling throughout Tasmania meeting with as many of

our fellow Tasmanians as possible.”

“Please don’t hesitate to contact my office to arrange a meeting.” - (Toll free) 1300 132 493

“Tasmania has a rich record of community spirit and productiveness. I’m sure there are many

good ideas in the community that will help us create a framework for a stronger Tasmania for

generations to come.” Senator Abetz said.

“Anything less may be interpreted as frustrating efforts to recoup hundreds of thousands of

dollars that rightfully belongs to the members of the AWU,” Senator Abetz said.