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Will Hodgman to reveal new Tasmanian cabinet

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Tasmanians could know Liberal Cabinet makeup as early as today.

The in-coming Premier Will Hodgman has promised to name his ministers and their porfolios after the declaration of the polls.

The final ceremony will be held in Denison on Saturday.

With 15 Liberals elected to the Parliament, many will miss out on cabinet postings.

The Deputy Liberal leader Jeremy Rockliff has confirmed he expects to be made Deputy Premier while Treasury spokesman Peter Gutwein is likely to be named Treasurer.

It is understood long-time Liberal MP Rene Hidding has asked for a portfolio and has not put up his hand to be speaker, as many expected.

It is likely to be a challenging start for the new government.

The Commonwealth Grants Commission has calculated how much of the GST the states and territories will receive next financial year.

Tasmania’s share remains at 3.6 per cent, which will deliver $95 million more cash than 2013/14.

But Mr Gutwein says it falls $55 million short of what the state was expecting.

“This is a significant downgrade but it’s a challenge that as a government we are prepared to work through methodically and sensibly,” he said.

The Grants Commission notes Tasmania receives a greater share of the tax per capita because of its low capacity to raise revenue.