More politicians for Tasmania
More politicians in Tasmania is on the cards as lower house members agree to return their numbers to 35.
In 1998 the size was reduced to 25 which has stretched the functioning of government including exhausting multi portfolio ministers to the point of quitting, the most recent example being Peter Gutwein.
Premier Rockliff vowing to bring the paperwork for the change before the parliament in Hobart by the end of the year for the sake of better governance of the state.
"It is time to outline our intention to take action once and for all, it is too important an issue, it won't be a popular issue for Tasmanians, but it's the right thing to do."
The Greens brought the idea into the house leader Cassy O'Connor is full of praise for the Premier's resolve, knowing there could be a level of public backlash.
"I also want to sincerely thank the Premier for his courage and his leadership, it's the mark of a true parliamentarian, so thank you Premier for surprising us in the most delightful way."
David O'Byrne is among all of the Labor members who are on board.
"Premier, I acknowledge your leadership on this, overwhelmingly whilst there will catcalls, you will have the obvious people having a crack, I think this is the right decision for a Westminster parliament to have the critical mass of parliamentarians to make it function and work in the best interests of the Tasmanian people."
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed its firm support for the expansion.