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Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein will drop the portfolios of climate change and tourism as he seeks to strike a better work-life balance after a health scare.
The Liberal leader was taken to hospital last week when he suddenly "hit the wall" and became unwell after working 46 days in a row.
"It's as simple as this: my body is not a machine, I hit the wall, and I was quite unwell," Mr Gutwein told reporters on Sunday.
He has since received a clean bill of health after several tests but has resolved to take better care of himself, trimming back his workload for at least the next 12 months.
"Moving forward, the events of the past week have sent me a clear message that I am not a machine, and I need to better balance my responsibilities," Mr Gutwein said.
Environment Minister Roger Jaensch will take on the climate change portfolio and Hospitality and Events Minister Sarah Courtney will add tourism to her list of responsibilities.
The change will take effect at the conclusion of this week's estimates hearings.
Mr Gutwein will remain premier and treasurer, allowing him to focus on Tasmania's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and represent the state at national cabinet.
The 56-year-old delivered his eighth state budget as treasurer on August 26 and praised Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff for filling in for him in his absence.
"You have no idea how difficult that was for me to be a bystander and observer as my eighth budget was debated in the parliament," he said.
"But I do want to thank my team, they did a fantastic job."
Mr Gutwein became premier in early 2020 when Will Hodgman stepped down mid-term, and guided the party to their third straight state election win in May.