Jobs are a key essential in the Budget.They are government's number one priority and the Budget is going to reflect that.
The government businesses, they all operate in the Tasmanian economy and as the economy strengthens the demand for services in those areas strengthens.
We've done a lot of work with our government businesses to ensure that we can get reasonable returns but at the same time that they can provide the services that they do provide to Tasmanians at the most efficient cost.
I'd like to think that we've certainly strengthened the position of some of our government businesses.
Creating investment, growing the economy and creating jobs is what this government wants to do.
We grow our own source revenue base, we put ourselves into a stronger financial position and so this budget is unashamedly going to be about focusing on ensuring that we continue to grow our economy and create jobs.
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