Supporting pet owners fleeing Family Violence

Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Supporting pet owners fleeing Family Violence

8 June 2022

The Tasmanian Government recognises that pet owners often face additional challenges when trying to leave abusive relationships, and threats to harm pets can form part of a perpetrator’s pattern of behaviour.

Concern for the welfare of pets when leaving relationships extends to a variety of animals, not only cats and dogs, but also to animals such as rabbits, horses and sheep.

Support for people with pets is available through the Tasmanian Government’s Flexible Support Program, which is providing flexible and responsive practical support for people affected by family violence.

The Tasmanian Government launched this program in 2021, which provides up to $6,000 for victim-survivors of family violence for practical supports to enhance safety and wellbeing when leaving an abusive relationship.

In 2022-23 we will provide continued funding of $330,000 to support this valued program.

In addition, under the new National Partnership on Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Responses 2021-23, we will fund the RSPCA $100,000 to pilot the Safe Beds Program which will establish a coordinated network of safe bed providers and fund safe bed places for pets in at-risk situations, including family violence and homelessness.

Our pets are part of our families, and many of us rely on them for emotional support during difficult times.

This is why this Government is continuing to support the Flexible Support Packages and the RSPCA with funding to ensure the wellbeing of victim-survivors and their pets in escaping family violence.

New $6.5 million emergency services operations centre to help keep Tasmanians safe

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management 

New $6.5 million emergency services operations centre to help keep Tasmanians safe

3 June 2022

Emergency Services in Tasmania will be better able to respond to critical incidents, with a new $6.5 million all-hazards state emergency response facility officially opening today as part of the Government’s plan to keep Tasmanians safe.

The new State Emergency Services Operations Centre provides for whole of Government co-ordination and management for the preparation, response and recovery phases associated with major statewide emergency events.

This includes the preparation, response and recovery phases associated with major emergency events impacting the state, including bushfires, pandemics, floods, and terrorism incidents.

It provides a platform of operations to support our police, firefighters and state emergency service.

Whilst we are officially opening the Centre today, it has already been in constant use over the last bushfire season by our emergency response agencies and also during the recent severe weather event last month.

The Centre is also the base for the State Air Desk to coordinate aerial response to bushfires.

A total of $2.5 million has been spent on high-end technology equipment, to better enable our emergency services to undertake their roles and to protect the community.

Investing in a development like this clearly supports our emergency services, but it has also generated significant employment and other benefits for local Tasmanians.

A local architectural firm, Heffernan Button Voss (HBV), was appointed to provide architectural services for the construction of the Emergency Services Operations Centre.

Builders Solutions Won Group Pty Ltd were appointed to construct the joint centre using local contractors, with up to 30 contractors working on the project at the one time.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe, and our $6.5 million investment will enable our emergency services to better undertake their work and to protect our communities.

Expanding Mole Creek Karst National Park

Minister for Parks

Expanding Mole Creek Karst National Park

2 June 2022

It was my pleasure today to table in Parliament the statutory rules to expand the Mole Creek Karst National Park.

The media release from Dr Shane Broad MP accusing the Government of locking up more land, demonstrates that Dr. Broad does not understand the history of his own party or understand his portfolio of resources.

All of this land was already in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA), ultimately as a result of extensions to the TWWHA that happened as a result of the Labor-Green Tasmanian Forests Agreement and was therefore not available for harvesting.

Dr. Broad has been offered a briefing, and I would encourage him to take up this invitation so that he can understand what was agreed to under the former Labor-Green Government.

This Government is delivering on our commitment to reserve this land within the TWWHA, which will see the beautiful Mole Creek Karst National Park expanded through the reservation of an additional 2,850 hectares of land, which again, is already in the TWWHA.

As well, the 22,550 hectares of land in the TWWHA referenced by Dr Broad, will now be formally reserved as either conservation area, or regional reserve in accordance with the assessment of their natural values.

This process has involved significant public announcements, consultation, natural values assessments and a substantial body of work by the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania over many years. The Tasmanian Liberal Government will continue to ensure that our special natural places are protected and presented in ways that allow people of all abilities to enjoy the natural and cultural values they contain.

2022-23 Budget investing to continue keeping Tasmanians safe

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

2022-23 Budget investing to continue keeping Tasmanians safe

1 June 2022

Tasmania is one of the safest places to live and raise a family because of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s commitment to tackling crime and investing in our emergency services. 

The 2022-23 Tasmanian Budget is delivering for all Tasmanians, and continues our unprecedented investment, including capital funding of $106.8 million, plus $18 million in other funding initiatives to provide the infrastructure and systems that our emergency services rely on.

We are investing in a further 21 additional police officers, meaning we are recruiting 329 new officers, a 31 per cent increase in policing numbers since we came to Government. This means Tasmania Police will have a record 1,449 police officers by July 2026.
 
Importantly, $15.1 million over two years will be provided to establish pilot Multidisciplinary Centres in the North and the South of Tasmania that will provide wrap around support to victim-survivors of family and sexual violence, and will also fund 15 of the new officers.

The Budget also invests $3.7 million over four years to upgrade our forensic scientific instruments to provide higher levels of result accuracy, assisting with prosecutions, and to increase the storage capacity of forensic exhibits which will mean that victim-survivors of sexual violence can report to police when they feel ready.

To ensure our emergency service workers are safe when on the job, the 2022-23 Budget also includes:

  • $6.2 million to replace automatic vehicle location systems, ensuring emergency vehicles are able to be located, wherever they are in our community;
  • $500,000 for the Emergency Dispatching, Messaging and Alerting Project to ensure emergency services have communication infrastructure that enables them to respond in all environments and terrains;
  • $460,000 for continued usage of drone technology to help bring offenders to justice and to help crack down on hooning;
  • $760,000  for Tasmania Police to replace their glock pistols;
  • $10.6 million for the Country Police Station Relief Policy; and
  • $3 million for the Health and Wellbeing Program.

The President of the Police Association of Tasmania has welcomed all of these Budget commitments stating: “these commitments will help protect the Tasmanian community, assist in the safety of our members and make the State of Tasmania safer.”
 
We are also providing  $121 million across the forward estimates for Bushfire and Flood prevention including:

  • $11.95 million annually for our nation-leading Fuel Reduction Program;
  • $640,000 for volunteers to gain firefighting skills in remote areas, on top of the $2.3m already invested;
  • $1.75 million to continue the roll-out of mission-critical equipment to our SES and TFS volunteers;
  • $2 million to continue our highly successful volunteer grants program;
  • $210,000 for automated sandbag filling machines to increase the SES’s capability to respond to floods;
  • $420,000 for our SES to purchase new rescue vehicles and a storm trailer to provide our SES with the equipment that they need to respond to emergencies at our new $12 million state of the art Sorell Emergency Services Hub which will be complete in early 2023.

Our Government is the strongest supporter of Tasmania’s fantastic emergency services responders, in contrast to Labor who lost the election in 2014 and left Tasmania with fewer police officers than when Labor had first came to office 16 years before in 1998.

This was Labor’s legacy and it seems nothing has changed.

Just yesterday, Rebecca White made it clear that Labor has no plan, no alternative budget, and no vision for Tasmania.

In contrast the Tasmanian Liberal Government is focused on strengthening Tasmania’s future, and making Tasmania’s priorities our priorities.

Delivering our Third Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan

Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Delivering our Third Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan

25 May 2022

Eliminating family and sexual violence is a key priority for the Tasmanian Liberal Government, which is why the Tasmanian Budget 2022-23 includes $12.5 million for our Third Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan.
 
Since the launch of our first, nation-leading Action Plan in 2015, and under our second Action Plan launched in 2019, the Tasmanian Government has taken a whole-of-Government, multi-agency approach to the issue.
 
We have invested over $300 million in responding to family and sexual violence, including $63 million for specific measures under our first and second Action Plans and the $19 million in direct funding and $59 million in indirect funding we spend to address family and sexual violence every year.
 
Our third Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan is currently being developed in consultation with the Government’s Family and Sexual Violence Consultative Group, key stakeholders, and people with lived experience, and includes:

  • The Hearing Lived Experience Survey;
  • Establishing a Victim-Survivor Advisory Council;
  • Targeted workshops with a focus on diverse lived experience including children and young people, people with disability, CALD communities, rural and regional communities, LGBTIQ+ and older Tasmanians;
  • Partnering with Tasmanian Aboriginal Community organisations; and
  • Public written submissions.

Pleasingly, we have already received 640 responses to our Hearing Lived Experience Survey which is open until February 2023, surpassing the number of surveys we received for our last Action Plan.

Social media interest in the survey has also been fantastic with our social media advertising campaign generating 1,225,180 impressions across Facebook, TikTok and Snapchat, reaching 199,559 unique users.

The $12.5 million in the 22-23 State Budget for the first year of the five year Action Plan represents a 40 per cent increase on the annual investment under our current Action Plan.

One of the key priority actions in the new Action Plan will be a commitment of increased recurrent core funding for Tasmania’s nine specialist family and sexual violence services with five year contracts to provide greater certainty and increased operational capacity to respond to demand.

We want to strengthen service delivery to ensure that Tasmanians who experience family and sexual violence have access to specialist support services that meet their needs and circumstances.

This is why services including Engender Equality, Huon Domestic Violence Service, RAIN, Safe Choices, Yemaya, the Sexual Assault Support Service, Laurel House, the Australian Childhood Foundation and the Family Violence Counselling and Support Service, will receive additional core funding, with a total of nearly $75 million to be provided for these services over the next five years.

The Plan also includes new actions to further refine our efforts towards preventing and responding to family and sexual violence, whilst putting the voices of victim-survivors at the centre of our approach.

New actions include $15.1 million for new Multidisciplinary Centres as well as $3.7 million to provide next generation technology and instruments for our scientists to ensure higher quality evidence for court proceedings and increased capacity for storage of evidence, including sexual evidence kits.

This means that victim-survivors can have their forensic samples taken, knowing that their evidence will be kept indefinitely until they feel ready to report to police.

Every Tasmanian has the right to live free from violence, and the Tasmanian Budget 2022-23 will continue our important work of eliminating family and sexual violence.

South Coast Track Luxury Lodge Development – Aboriginal Heritage Report

Minister for Parks

South Coast Track Luxury Lodge Development – Aboriginal Heritage Report

25 May 2022

Ms O’CONNOR question to MINISTER for PARKS, Mrs PETRUSMA 

[10.48 a.m.]

On 10 March in this House I asked if you had an Aboriginal heritage report over the proposed south coast track luxury lodge development and whether it had been commissioned by the Government.  You stated: 

When we get the final RAA and undertake the assessments, the expectation is that Aboriginal cultural values assessments will be undertaken on each site, because that is the requirement for any development that would happen in the TWWHA.

In my hand is a right to information document that is 738 pages long with 658 pages, unsurprisingly, fully redacted.  One thing not redacted, however, is a statement confirming that among the redactions is an Aboriginal heritage report that has been undertaken for this project.  When you refused to confirm the existence of that report in this place, minister, were you misleading the House, or are you being kept in the dark about what is happening in your portfolio by your Parks secretary?

ANSWER

Mr Speaker, I thank the member for her question.  In regard to what Ms O’Connor raised just now, the previous proponent, Mr Johnson, as part of his planning works to develop the required Reserve Activity Assessment process for the South Coast Track proposal, following a desktop assessment by Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania, the proponent engaged the services of a consulting archaeologist and aboriginal heritage officer to prepare an aboriginal heritage assessment report.

This report was provided to Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania for review following which Aboriginal Heritage Tasmania provided feedback to both the consultant and to the Parks and Wildlife Service, in relation to a number of issues identified in that report.  But as I have said before in this House Mr Speaker, to date no final Reserve Activity Assessment addressing these issues has been provided to the Parks and Wildlife Service for assessment in relation to this proposal.

I note that any assessment by the Parks and Wildlife Service on the final Reserve Activity Assessment from this process will need to consider any impacts on aboriginal heritage along the South Coast Track.  It is also important to note that the RAA process does not negate the requirements for the issuing of a permit under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1975, if aboriginal heritage was to be impacted.  To date, Mr Speaker, as far as I am advised, there has been no application for a permit, and no permit has been provided by the minister in relation to this proposal.

I am advised that the new owner of the proposed Wild Bush Luxury Experience Pty Ltd is currently working on engagement with the Tasmanian aboriginal people and the Aboriginal Heritage Council in relation to this proposal.  In fact, Charles Carlow from Wild Bush Luxury had a letter enclosed in the RTI that Ms O’Connor is referring to and it states:

To whom it may concern, it is important to note that the Reserve Activity Assessment document released to you through the Right to Information request is dated.  The information in this document was submitted to the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service by the previous proponent, not the current proponent, in 2019.  It was a draft in order to receive feedback on further requirements to meet the approvals process.  No further work has been carried out since that time by the previous proponent.

In December 2021 Wild Bush Luxury, a division of Experience Co, took on the previous proponent’s business and, through that purchased the South Coast Track proposal.  We are currently working on the proposal, with our first priority being engaging with the aboriginal communities in Tasmania.

If you would like further information on the proposal, please feel free to get in touch directly on the South Coast Track at experienceco.com.

Yours sincerely,

Charles Carlow

The new proponent has made it quite clear.  He has been in the Mercury, and he has stated:  ‘One of our core values in respect for the environment we work in is the cultures that exists within that environment, and certainly from our perspective, we are at our core very much about working with local communities, working with indigenous populations and providing opportunities for them in partnership economically and socially.’

As the secretary of the department stated on ABC radio earlier this year:  ‘Our expectation is that good consultation takes the form of co-design where the proponent sits down in the early stages of the proposal, and engages with Tasmania aboriginal people and the broader community –

Ms O’Connor – So, they have already approved it, basically.

Mr SPEAKER – Order, Ms O’Connor.

Mrs PETRUSMA – to discuss their aspirations, visions, possible job opportunities, or what other opportunities for involvement might look like.  This is what the proponent have stated they are doing.  So, Mr Speaker, our expectation is that full consultation will be taken with the aboriginal community, and that where required Aboriginal heritage assessment processes will be undertaken, as will any local, state and federal government processes.

Budget 2022-23 – Third Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan – Progress

Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence

Budget 2022-23 – Third Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan – Progress

25 May 2022

Mr WOOD question to MINISTER for the PREVENTION of FAMILY VIOLENCE, Mrs PETRUSMA.

[11.14 a.m.]

Can you provide an update on the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s progress on the third Family and Sexual Violence Action Plan and the upcoming funding in the 2022-23 Budget?

ANSWER

Mr Speaker, I thank the member for his question and for his interest in this very important matter.  Every Tasmanian has the right to live free from violence, which is why eliminating family and sexual violence is a top priority for our Government and indeed this parliament.

First of all, I want to acknowledge and pay tribute to the courage of all victim-survivors of family and sexual violence and to also thank all those in our government and non-government sectors who assist victim-survivors of family and sexual violence in their most vulnerable time of need, and for their continued dedication and efforts towards our goal of a Tasmania that is free from all forms of violence.

This Government takes our role very seriously and this is why, since the launch of our first nation-leading action plan in 2015 and under our second action plan launched in 2019, the Tasmanian Government has taken a whole-of-government multi-agency approach and has invested over $300 million in responding to family and sexual violence, including $63 million for specific measures under our first and second action plans and the $19 million in direct funding and $59 million in indirect funding we spend to address family and sexual violence every year.

Whilst strong progress has been made under both of our action plans, we know that there is still much more work to be done, which is why our third action plan will build on what we know works and we will also include new actions to refine our efforts towards preventing and responding to family and sexual violence, while putting the voices of victim-survivors at the centre of our approach.

The consultation for our next action plan includes the Hearing Lived Experience Survey; establishing a victim-survivor advisory council; targeted workshops with a focus on diverse lived experience, including children and young people, people with a disability, CALD communities, rural and regional communities, LGBTIQ+ and older Tasmanians; partnering with Tasmanian Aboriginal community organisations and public written submissions.

Our aim is to provide as many opportunities as possible to hear the experiences and perspectives of the Tasmanian community and in particular the voices of victim-survivors.  Therefore I am delighted that as at 24 May we have already received 640 responses to our online Hearing Lived Experience Survey and our social media advertising campaign has generated 1 225 180 impressions across Facebook, TikTok and Snapchat and reached 199 559 unique users.

I am also pleased to inform the House that in the upcoming 2022-23 Budget $12.5 million has been allocated for the first year of our new five‑year action plan which will be launched in July, a 40 per cent increase on the annual investment under our second action plan.  One of the key priority actions in our new action plan will be a commitment of increased recurrent core funding for Tasmania’s nine specialist family and sexual violence services with five‑year contracts to provide greater certainty and increased operational capacity to respond to demand over the longer term.

We want to strengthen service delivery to ensure that Tasmanians who experience family and sexual violence have access to specialist services that meet their needs and circumstances.  This is why services including Engender Equality, Huon Domestic Violence Services, Relationship Abuse of an Intimate Nature (RAIN), Safe Choices, Yemaya the Sexual Assault Support Service, Laurel House, the Australian Childhood Foundation and the Family Violence Counselling Support Service will receive this additional core funding with a total of nearly $75 million to be provided for these services over the next five years.  This new funding also meets the community budget submission request in full for Engender Equality, the Sexual Assault Support Service, Laurel House and Yemaya.  To further assist victim-survivors of sexual and family violence, the 2022-23 Budget will also fund $15.1 million over two years to pilot our new multidisciplinary centres in the north and south of the state. 

On top of this, we are also investing $3.7 million in the Budget to provide next-generation technology in instruments for our scientists, resulting in high-quality evidence for court proceedings, as well as increasing the capacity for storage of evidence, including sexual evidence kits.  This means that victim-survivors can have their forensic samples taken, knowing that their evidence will be kept indefinitely until they feel ready to report to police.  This is so important for a victim-survivor who is not ready to report to police at the time of the incident.  Being able to retain these important evidence kits allows the victim-survivor to know their evidentiary material will be kept safe so that they can report to police at a time when they are ready and of their own choosing.

These and other measures in the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s 2022-23 Budget will help ensure that we provide a best-practice sexual and family violence response in Tasmania that puts victim-survivors at the heart.

MINISTERIAL STATEMENT -Keeping Children and Young People Safe

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Ministerial Statement – Keeping Children and Young People Safe

24 May 2022

[12.17 p.m.]

Mrs PETRUSMA (Franklin – Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management) – Mr Speaker, I rise to congratulate the Premier on his ministerial statement today. 

I have had the honour and privilege of working with Mr Rockliff for over 12 years and I know how passionate and how much he wants, as everyone in this House does, to ensure that our children and young people are kept safe; that Tasmania is the safest place in which to be a child or a young person; and to live in and work in and raise a family.  It is of the utmost importance to this Government and to everyone in this House because every child and young person in Tasmania has the right to be safe, which is why children and young people’s safety is everyone’s responsibility.

I acknowledge everyone’s contribution today.  Ms O’Connor, I too had the privilege of going to the Support Our Survivors event.  To be quite honest, it was very emotional, talking to Tiffany and Alisha at the time and to other victims/survivors there.  I thank them and acknowledge their bravery and their families’ and the support people’s bravery in encouraging them to come forward.

It is very hard as a victim/survivor to come forward and to share your story.  Sometimes it can take years to be where you feel that you can do that.  To everyone who has come forward and shared their stories, from the bottom of my heart, the Government’s heart, and everyone in this Chamber’s heart, thank you.  We cannot change what we do not know, which is why we are encouraging people to come forward and share their stories.  It is the only way that we can learn lessons from what has happened in the past so that we can make the future a safer place for our children and young people. 

Along with the Premier and this Government and this whole House, I offer my deepest and most heartfelt apology to all victims and survivors of abuse that has occurred in government institutions and to reiterate what the Premier said:  we hear you, we believe you.  On behalf of governments past and present, we are very sorry that we failed you. 

I thank the Premier for saying that we will be making a formal apology on behalf of the Tasmanian Parliament.  In 2012, we made a formal apology on forced adoptions.  That was a very powerful experience for the members who were here, but also I know for the people who had been victims/survivors.  I welcome that happening when it is the right time.  It’s important that when we do have that opportunity it will be another part in the healing process.

To all victims/survivors, we encourage you to keep on coming forward to the commission of inquiry. We want you to know that the Government is listening, but more important, for the sake of children today and for children born tomorrow, the Government is acting.

Statement noted.

Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park celebrates centenary

Minister for Parks

Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park celebrates centenary

17 May 2022

This week marks the 100th anniversary of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park being proclaimed as a protected area in Tasmania, providing the opportunity to reflect on the significance and importance of this site to Tasmania.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is one of Tasmania’s iconic visitor destinations and is a major visitor drawcard to the state.

Well before Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair was proclaimed as a protected area in Tasmania, it was the country of the Big River Tribe and the site holds immense cultural significance.

It is a place of deep spiritual connection to creation stories, especially as Tasmanian Aboriginal people first lived and cared for and protected this beautiful country for at least 40,000 years.

A couple who understood the need to continue this legacy, and to ensure that this area continues to be cared and protected for was Gustav and Kate Weindorfer who built their rustic alpine chalet ‘Waldheim’ in 1912.

It is not too hard to imagine how Gustav fell in love with the Park, famously declaring in 1910 from the summit of Cradle Mountain: “This must be a National Park for the people for all time.  It is magnificent and people must know about it and enjoy it”.

It was this call for action that began the reservation of land in 1922, with 158,000 acres between Cradle Mountain and Lake St Clair proclaimed as a Scenic Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Then in 1927, 63 990 hectares, including Cradle Mountain, were set aside as a reserve. In 1971 ‘The Reserve’ became what we now know as the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park.

Importantly, the visitor growth for the national park over the years has been significant which is why continuing to invest in improvements is a priority for the Tasmanian Liberal Government.

A range of projects to limit and manage visitor impacts to the Park and the Overland Track have been invested in to protect the natural and cultural values of the Park while also ensuring a world class visitor experience.

This includes the new Cradle Mountain visitor centre and amenities, walker huts and shelters, improved road access and parking facilities, an extensive walking track network, the introduction of the shuttle bus system, and the new Dove Lake viewing shelter, which will open in Spring this year.

We have truly come a long way in 100 years, and I would like to congratulate all the staff from the Parks and Wildlife Service for the work undertaken to preserve this special place.

As this week is also National Volunteer Week, I would also like to thank the powerhouse of our committed Parks and Wildlife volunteers, including Wildcare Friends of Cradle Mountain, and all our other individual volunteers as well as other volunteer groups right across our beautiful state.

For more information about Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park please visit the PWS website

Drones to keep an eye in the sky on Tasmanian roads

Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Drones to keep an eye in the sky on Tasmanian roads

15 May 2022

The Tasmanian Liberal Government 2022-23 Budget will include an additional $460,000 to facilitate Tasmania Police’s continued usage of drone technology to help bring offenders to justice and to crack down on anti-social driving.

Since 2018 the Tasmanian Liberal Government has provided $400,000 to Tasmania Police for the purpose of enabling drone technology to be used to assist our police officers in their operational activities.

Due to this investment, Tasmania Police has established 29 remote pilots across the State and has carried out more than 935 aerial operations using this technology.

There have been a number of successes across Tasmania where offenders in stolen and evading vehicles have been apprehended with drone support, and a number of stolen vehicles have been located in bushland by using drones.

This additional $460,000 in funding will support an increase in operational demand for drones, which have become a valuable and vital resource in our fight against crime, searching for missing people and helping to make our community safe.

Crash Investigators are also utilising data from drones in the reconstruction of crash scenes and calculating vehicle speeds.

Drones are also particularly useful in enabling remote observations of traffic offenders, including tracking down hooning offenders.

Tasmania Police now operate 30 drones across the State and they are producing great results in targeting hooning behaviour, with drone identified hooning offences resulting in the seizure of offending vehicles and making our communities safer.

The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to keeping Tasmanians safe, particularly on our roads in light of a recent spate of fatal crashes, and this investment will play an important role in keeping our communities safe.