Tuesday, 18 June 2019 Sydney

Population growth soars under Hodgman Government’s long-term Plan::

Under the Hodgman Government’s long-term Plan, Tasmania’s population is growing at the fastest rate since early 2011.

Importantly, interstate migration is at the highest level in seven years.

Under Labor and the Greens, Tasmanians were leaving in droves to look for work on the mainland.  Under the Hodgman Government’s long-term Plan, people are returning to Tasmania, because there are more jobs than ever before, the economy is growing, our lifestyle is second-to-none and they see tremendous opportunities.

When we were elected, we rolled out a population plan, which is clearly working.

In this year’s budget, the Government committed additional funding to develop further programs to encourage Tasmanians living interstate and wanting to come home to make the move and take advantage of the opportunities that are available in Tasmania now.

But we know there is more to do, that’s why we have released an ambitious set of targets that a re-elected majority Hodgman Government will deliver, including targets to create more jobs for young Tasmanians and to keep the cost of living as low as possible.