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Premier Still has Questions to Answer

25 Aug 2015

Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader

The Premier continued his empty 'nothing to see here' rhetoric in Question Time today when repeatedly asked about the Tasmanian Liberal Party's dealings with its former State Director, Damien Mantach.

Premier Hodgman failed to answer question after question in Parliament, despite being a member of the Liberal Party Executive who presided over Mr Mantach's "resignation".

Tasmanians want to believe in a Premier who is open and transparent, not one who is keeping things cosy inside the Liberal tent.

What we can read into the Premier's non-answers is that he and his campaign managers must have believed any exposure of Mr Mantach's alleged actions would damage their brand in the lead up to 2010 election.

It is safe to assume Premier Hodgman's Victorian Liberal counterparts may have a different view on how this matter should have been handled.